Diploma in Integrative Counselling

BACP Accredited Course. Equivalent to a Level 5.

If you have completed the TAC Foundation Certificate in Counselling, or an equivalent certificate in counselling from another training institute, and are looking to qualify as a professional counsellor, our BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling is your key to future success. This face-to-face, level 5 equivalent, part-time course runs over two years and offers a comprehensive range of teaching. You will be guided and mentored by highly experienced tutors who are committed to supporting you in understanding the different approaches to counselling, including Gestalt, Existential, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Object Relations, Solution Focused, Transactional Analysis, and Transpersonal.

Our next course starts on 24th September 2024.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling - BACP Accredited

Integrative Counselling Course Benefits:

All of our courses at TAC Training School are designed and run by specialists in the field. The Diploma in Integrative Counselling course allows those with a Foundation Certificate in Counselling, or an equivalent certificate in counselling from another training institute, to further their qualifications and train as a professional counsellor.

With our Diploma in Integrative Counselling, you will:
  • Become qualified to work as a counsellor through face-to-face teaching
  • Study a BACP Accredited Counselling Diploma Course. Successful graduates of BACP accredited courses can apply to join the BACP Register directly without having to sit the Certificate of Proficiency.
  • Learn about a range of humanistic, psychodynamic, and solution-focused approaches and how they apply within Petrūska Clarkson’s five-relationship model
  • Have the option to apply for an in-house counselling placement at The Awareness Centre, or an external placement from our list of providers, where you will gain clinical experience
  • Enhance your ability to provide both short and long-term therapy for a variety of presenting issues
  • Become confident in developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with clients and making more informed choices about appropriate counselling interventions, especially with the support of your tutors and supervisors
  • Develop awareness of conscious and unconscious motivators in counselling work
  • Create and develop your own philosophy and approach to integrative counselling
  • Deepen your personal development and get a better sense of yourself on the journey to becoming a qualified counsellor

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the training process, our team is here to answer them – big or small. Don’t hesitate to call us!

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Counselling Placements

The Awareness Centre runs one of the biggest voluntary counselling placements in London. Students can apply for placements within our NHS Talking Therapies Services in Lambeth, Sutton and Wandsworth and at our Clapham Centre within our Low Cost Counselling Service. These placements support students’ training, allowing them to develop their clinical experience working with clients on a short and long-term basis, face-to-face and online. Our placements include clinical supervision and indemnity insurance for students.

We also offer access to a comprehensive list of external providers. Please note, some placement providers require students to apply for indemnity insurance.

FIND OUT MORE

If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.

Course Content Overview

The Diploma in Integrative Counselling is delivered in six modules across two years, which are designed to give you a comprehensive overview of becoming an integrative counsellor, how to develop a therapeutic relationship and how to integrate theory into practice by finding your own style as a therapist.  

These modules include:

  • A comprehensive curriculum taught via theory lectures, seminars and weekend workshops
  • You’ll study Petrūska Clarkson’s relational model of therapy, which explores five facets of the therapeutic relationship:
    • The working alliance
    • The person-to-person or real relationship
    • The transference/counter-transference relationship
    • The developmentally needed or reparative relationship
    • The transpersonal relationship
  • Therapeutic skills sessions and personal and professional development work
  • Opportunities for cultural, personal, group and theoretical reflection
  • Education about a range of presenting issues, including addiction, anxiety and depression, loss, risk, transcultural issues, gender and sexuality and diagnosis and medication.

Skills Workshops

In addition to the course modules, we offer a series of twelve skills workshops over the two year training, each facilitated by an experienced practitioner in the field.

Module 1:

  • Difference & Diversity
  • Anxiety & Depression

Module 2:

  • Working with Guilt & Shame
  • Medication, Diagnoses and Multidisciplinary Team

Module 3:

  • Suicide & Risk Assessment
  • Working with Addiction

Module 4:

  • Working with Gender and Sexuality
  • Working with Transcultural Issues

Module 5:

  • Neurodiversity
  • Working with Loss and Bereavement

Module 6:

  • Working with Dreams
  • Preparing for Private Practice

Integrative Counselling Course Assessment

The TAC Diploma in Integrative Counselling Course is assessed through a number of written assessments on top of personal therapy sessions and peer reviews. Your general progress and attendance will also be monitored on this course to ensure you have everything you need for your success in integrative counselling on completion of the course. 

To complete the course you will be required to:

  • Attend 80% of the training
  • Demonstrate satisfactory progress in your ability to meet the demanding requirements of the course and your potential to carry out clinical work on placement
  • Show development of theoretical understanding and growth/awareness in counselling skills practice, personal development and group process. This will be measured through self-assessment and feedback from your tutor and peers
  • Complete and pass five written assignments (3,500 words each)
  • Attend end-of-module tutorials
  • Have 80 sessions of personal therapy with a qualified integrative practitioner
  • Complete a minimum of 150 supervised clinical practice hours.

Please note that time commitment is around 20 hours per week.

Academic Writing Assistance (Optional)

TAC works with Ash Phipps to give students access to tuition in academic writing. Ash has 10 years’ experience teaching study skills strategies to students who want to develop their writing skills and specialises in SpLDs (dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ADD, Autism).

For any further questions and fees, please call 020 3051 8235 or email [email protected]

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the training process, our team is here to answer them – big or small. Don’t hesitate to call us!

Course Fees

We are now interviewing. Courses can become oversubscribed, so we encourage early enrolment. Places on each intake will be offered to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Daytime Course September 2024 – July 2026

Fridays, for two years

  • Dates: 20th September 2024 – 3rd July 2026
  • Time: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Location: TAC Clapham
  • Fee: Year 1 – £4,625, Year 2 – £4,625

Course Full

MODULE 1

FRIDAY

SUNDAY (10:00 – 16:00)

Induction

20-Sep-24 PM

Week 1

27-Sep-24

Week 2

4-Oct-24

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DIFFERENCE & DIVERSITY with Bonny Allyson

6-Oct-24

Week 3

11-Oct-24

Week 4

18-Oct-24

Week 5

25-Oct-24

HALF TERM 1st November 2024

Week 6

8-Nov-24

Week 7

15–Nov-24 ONLINE

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION with Emma Leonce

17-Nov-24

Week 8

22–Nov-24 ONLINE

Week 9

29-Nov-24 ONLINE

Week 10

6-Dec24

MODULE 2

FRIDAY

SUNDAY

Week 11

17-Jan-25

WORKSHOP – DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION with Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy

19-Jan-25

Week 12

24-Jan-25

Week 13

31-Jan-25

Week 14

7-Feb-25

Week 15

14-Feb-25

HALF TERM 21st February 2025

Week 16

28-Feb-25

Week 17

7-Mar-25

Week 18

14-Mar-25

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GUILT AND SHAME with Patrizia Vadala

16-Mar-25

Week 19

21-Mar-25

Week 20

28-Mar-25

MODULE 3

FRIDAY

SUNDAY

Week 21

25-Apr-25

Week 22

2-May-25

Week 23

9-May-25

Week 24

16-May-25

WORKSHOP – SUICIDE AND RISK with Bonny Allyson

18-May-25

Week 25

23-May-25

HALF TERM 2nd June

Week 26

13-Jun-25

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ADDICTION with Mirek Polanowski

15-Jun-25

Week 27

20-Jun-25

Week 28

27-Jun-25

Week 29

4-Jul-25

Week 30

11-Jul-25

MODULE 4

FRIDAY

SUNDAY

Week 31

26-Sep-25

Week 32

3-Oct-25

Week 33

10-Oct-25

Week 34

17-Oct-25

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH TRANSCULTURAL ISSUES with Bonny Allyson

19-Oct-25

Week 35

24-Oct-25

HALF TERM 31st October 2025

Week 36

7-Nov-25

Week 37

14-Nov-25

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GENDER AND SEXUALITY with Eleni Henderson

16-Nov-25

Week 38

21-Nov-25

Week 39

28-Nov-25

Week 40

5-Dec-25

MODULE 5

FRIDAY

SUNDAY

Week 41

16-Jan-26

Week 42

23-Jan-26

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH NEURODIVERSITY with Dianne Zaccheo

25-Jan-26

Week 43

30-Jan-26

Week 44

6-Feb-26

Week 45

13-Feb-26

HALF TERM 20th February 2026

Week 46

27-Feb-26

Week 47

6-Mar-26

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT with Mirek Polanowski

8-Mar-26

Week 48

13-Mar-26

Week 49

20-Mar-26

Week 50

27-Mar-26

MODULE 6

FRIDAY

SUNDAY

Week 51

24-Apr-26

Week 52

1-May-26

Week 53

8-May-26

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DREAMS with Emma Leonce

10-May-26

Week 54

15-May-26

Week 55

22-May-26

HALF TERM 29th May 2026

Week 56

5-Jun-26

Week 57

12-Jun-26

WORKSHOP – PREPARING PRIVATE PRACTICE with Amy Launder

14-Jun-26

Week 58

19-Jun-26

Week 59

26-Jun-26

Week 60

3-Jul-26

Evening Course September 2024 – July 2026

Tuesday & Thursday evenings, for two years

  • Dates: 24th September 2024 – 2nd July 2026
  • Time: 18:00 – 21:30
  • Location: TAC Clapham
  • Fee: Year 1 – £4,625, Year 2 – £4,625

Enrol today – last remaining places

All classes take place in CLAPHAM from 6pm until 9:30pm unless stated otherwise

MODULE 1

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

SUNDAY (10:00-16:00)

Induction

Week 1

24-Sep-24

26-Sep-24

Week 2

1-Oct-24

3-Oct-24

Week 3

8-Oct-24

10-Oct-24

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DIFFERENCE & DIVERSITY with Bonny Allyson

13-Oct-24

Week 4

15-Oct-24

17-Oct-24

Week 5

22-Oct-24

24-Oct-24

HALF TERM 28th October – 3rd November

Week 6

5-Nov-24

7-Nov-24

Week 7

12-Nov-24 ONLINE

14-Nov-24 ONLINE

Week 8

19-Nov-24 ONLINE

21-Nov-24 ONLINE

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION with Emma Leonce

24-Nov-24

Week 9

26-Nov-24 ONLINE

28-Nov-24 ONLINE

Week 10

3-Dec-24

5-Dec-24

MODULE 2

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

SUNDAY

Week 11

14-Jan-25

16-Jan-25

Week 12

21-Jan-25

23-Jan-25

Week 13

28-Jan-25

30-Jan-25

WORKSHOP – DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION with Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy

2-Feb-25

Week 14

4-Feb-25

6-Feb-25

Week 15

11-Feb-25

13-Feb-25

HALF TERM 17th February – 23rd February 2025

Week 16

25-Feb-25

27-Feb-25

Week 17

4-Mar-25

6-Mar-25

Week 18

9-Mar-25

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GUILT AND SHAME with Patrizia Vadala

11-Mar-25

13-Mar-25

Week 19

18-Mar-25

20-Mar-25

Week 20

25-Mar-25

27-Mar-25

MODULE 3

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

SUNDAY

Week 21

22-Apr-25

24-Apr-25

Week 22

29-Apr-25

1-May-25

Week 23

6-May-25

8-May-25

WORKSHOP – SUICIDE AND RISK ASSESSMENT with Bonny Allyson

11-May-25

Week 24

13-May-25

15-May-25

Week 25

20-May-25

22-May-25

HALF TERM 26th May – 1st June

Week 26

24-Jun-25

26-Jun-25

Week 27

1-Jul-25

3-Jul-25

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GENDER AND SEXUALITY with Eleni Henderson

8-Jul-25

10-Jul-25

Week 28

13-Jul-25

Week 29

15-Jul-25

17-Jul-25

Week 30

22-Jul-25

24-Jul-25

MODULE 4

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

SUNDAY

Week 31

23-Sep-25

25-Sep-25

Week 32

30-Sep-25

2-Oct-25

Week 33

7-Oct-25

9-Oct-25

Day – Eve Course April 2025 – March 2027

Wednesdays, for two years

  • Dates: 23rd April 2025 – 24th March 2027
  • Time: Wednesdays 14:00 – 22:00
  • Location: TAC Clapham
  • Fee: Year 1 – £4,625, Year 2 – £4,625

Enrolment open

All classes take place in CLAPHAM from 9am until 5pm unless stated otherwise

2025
MODULE 1

Wednesday (2pm to 10pm)

Saturday (10am to 4pm)

Induction

23rd April

Week 1

30th April

Week 2

7th May

Week 3

14th May

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DIFFERENCE & DIVERSITY with Bonny Allyson

17th May

Week 4

21st May

Week 5

28th May

HALF TERM 31st May – 6th June

Week 6

11th June

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION with Emma Leonce

14th June

Week 7

18th June (online)

Week 8

25th June (online)

Week 9

2nd July (online)

Week 10

9th July

MODULE 2

Wednesday

Week 11

24th September

Week 12

1st October

Week 13

8th October

Week 14

25th October

WORKSHOP – DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION with Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy

18th October

Week 15

22nd October

HALF TERM 28th October – 3rd November

Week 16

5th November

Week 17

12th November

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GUILT AND SHAME with Patrizia Vadala

15th November

Week 18

19th November

Week 19

26th November

Week 20

3rd December

2026

MODULE 3

Wednesday

Week 21

14th January

Week 22

21st January

WORKSHOP – SUICIDE AND RISK with Bonny Allyson

24th January

Week 23

28th January

Week 24

4th February

Week 25

11th February

HALF TERM 14th February – 20th February

Week 26

25th February

Week 27

4th March

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GENDER AND SEXUALITY with Eleni Henderson

7th March

Week 28

11th March

Week 29

18th March

Week 30

25th March

MODULE 4

Wednesday

Week 31

22nd April

Week 32

29th April

Week 33

6th May

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH TRANSCULTURAL ISSUES with Bonny Allyson

9th May

Week 34

13th May

Week 35

20th May

HALF TERM 23rd  May – 29th May

Week 36

3rd June

Week 37

10th June

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ADDICTION with Mirek Polanowski

13th June

Week 38

17th June

Week 39

24th June

Week 40

1st July

MODULE 5

Wednesday

Week 41

23rd September

Week 42

30th September

Week 43

7th October

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH NEURODIVERSITY with Dianne Zaccheo

10th October

Week 44

14th October

Week 45

21st October

HALF TERM 27th October – 2nd November

Week 46

4th November

Week 47

11th November

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT with Mirek Polanowski

14th November

Week 48

18th November

Week 49

25th November

Week 50

2nd December

2027

MODULE 6

Wednesday

Week 51

13th January

Week 52

20th January

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DREAMS with Emma Leonce 

23rd January

Week 53

27th January

Week 54

3rd February

Week 55

10th February

HALF TERM 16th February – 22nd February

Week 56

24th February

Week 57

3rd March

Week 58

10th March

Week 59

17th March

WORKSHOP – PREPARING PRIVATE PRACTICE with Amy Launder

20th March

Week 60

24th March

Daytime Course April 2025 – March 2027

Thursdays, for two years

  • Dates: 24th April 2025 – 25th March 2027
  • Time: Thursdays 09:00 – 17:00
  • Location: TAC Clapham
  • Fee: Year 1 – £4,625, Year 2 – £4,625

Enrolment open

All classes take place in CLAPHAM from 9am until 5pm unless stated otherwise

2025
MODULE 1

Thursdays (9am to 5pm)

Saturdays (10am to 4pm)

Induction

24th April

Week 1

1st May

Week 2

8th May

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DIFFERENCE & DIVERSITY with Bonny Allyson

10th May

Week 3

15th May

Week 4

22nd May

Week 5

29th May

HALF TERM 27th October – 2nd November

Week 6

12th June

Week 7

19th June (online)

Week 8

26th June (online)

Week 9

3rd July (online)

Week 10

10th July

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION with Emma Leonce

12th July

MODULE 2

THURSDAY

Week 11

25th September

Week 12

2nd October

Week 13

9th October

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GUILT AND SHAME with Patrizia Vadala

11th October

Week 14

16th October

Week 15

23rd October

HALF TERM 28th October – 3rd November

Week 16

6th November

Week 17

13th November

Week 18

20th November

WORKSHOP – DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION with Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy

22nd November

Week 19

27th November

Week 20

4th December

2026

MODULE 3

THURSDAY

Week 21

15th January

Week 22

22nd January

Week 23

9th January

WORKSHOP – SUICIDE AND RISK with Bonny Allyson

31st January

Week 24

5th February

Week 25

12th February

HALF TERM 14th February – 20th February

Week 26

26th February

Week 27

5th March

Week 28

12th March

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GENDER AND SEXUALITY with Eleni Henderson

14th March

Week 29

19th March

Week 30

26th March

MODULE 4

THURSDAY

Week 31

23rd April

Week 32

30th April

Week 33

7th May

Week 34

14th May

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH TRANSCULTURAL ISSUES with Bonny Allyson

16th May

Week 35

21st May 21

HALF TERM 23rd May – 29th May 

Week 36

4th June

Week 37

11th June

Week 38

18th June

Week 39

25th June

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ADDICTION with Mirek Polanowski

27th June

Week 40

2nd July

MODULE 5

THURSDAY

Week 41

24th September

Week 42

1st October

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH NEURODIVERSITY with Dianne Zaccheo

3rd October

Week 43

8th October

Week 44

15th October

Week 45

22nd October

HALF TERM 27th October – 2nd November

Week 46

5th November

Week 47

12th November

Week 48

19th November

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT with Mirek Polanowski

21st November

Week 49

26th November

Week 50

3rd December

2027

MODULE 6

THURSDAY

Week 51

14th January

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DREAMS with Emma Leonce

16th January

Week 52

21st January

Week 53

28th January

Week 54

4th February

Week 55

11th February

HALF TERM 16th February – 22nd February

Week 56

25th February

Week 57

4th March

Week 58

11th March

WORKSHOP – PREPARING PRIVATE PRACTICE with Amy Launder

13th March

Week 59

18th March

Week 60

25th March

Daytime Course April 2025 – March 2027

Fridays, for two years

  • Dates: 25th April 2025 – 26th March 2027
  • Time: Fridays 09:00 – 17:00
  • Location: TAC Tooting
  • Fee: Year 1 – £4,625, Year 2 – £4,625

Enrolment open

All classes take place in TOOTING from 9am until 5pm unless stated otherwise

2025
MODULE 1

Friday (9am to 5pm)

Sunday (10am to 4pm)

Induction

25th April

Week 1

2nd May

Week 2

9th May

Week 3

16th May

Week 4

23rd May

Week 5

30th May

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DIFFERENCE & DIVERSITY with Bonny Allyson

1st June

HALF TERM 31st May – 6th June

Week 6

13th June

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION with Emma Leonce

15th June

Week 7

20th June

Week 8

27th June

Week 9

4th July

Week 10

11th July

MODULE 2

FRIDAY

Week 11

26th September

Week 12

3rd October

Week 13

10th October

WORKSHOP – DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION with Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy

12th October 

Week 14

17th October

Week 15

24th October

HALF TERM 28th October – 3rd November

Week 16

7th November

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GUILT AND SHAME with Patrizia Vadala

9th November

Week 17

14th November

Week 18

21st November

Week 19

28th November

Week 20

5th December

2026

MODULE 3

FRIDAY

Week 21

16th January

Week 22

23rd January

WORKSHOP – SUICIDE AND RISK with Bonny Allyson

25th January

Week 23

30th January

Week 24

6th February

Week 25

13th February

HALF TERM 14th February – 20th February

Week 26

27th February 

Week 27

6th March

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH GENDER AND SEXUALITY with Eleni Henderson

8th March

Week 28

13th March

Week 29

20th March

Week 30

27th March

MODULE 4

FRIDAY

Week 31

24th April

Week 32

1st May

Week 33

8th May

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH TRANSCULTURAL ISSUES with Bonny Allyson

10th May

Week 34

15th May

Week 35

22nd May

HALF TERM 23rd May – 29th May

Week 36

5th June

Week 37

12th June

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH ADDICTION with Mirek Polanowski

14th June

Week 38

19th June

Week 39

26th June

Week 40

3rd July

MODULE 5

FRIDAY

Week 41

25th September

Week 42

2nd October

Week 43

9th October

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH NEURODIVERSITY with Dianne Zaccheo

11th October

Week 44

16th October

Week 45

23rd October

HALF TERM 27th October – 2nd November

Week 46

6th November

Week 47

13th November

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT with Mirek Polanowski

15th November

Week 48

20th November

Week 49

27th November

Week 50

4th December

2027

MODULE 6

FRIDAY

Week 51

15th January

Week 52

22nd January

WORKSHOP – WORKING WITH DREAMS with Elizabeth Betts

24th January

Week 53

29th January

Week 54

5th February

Week 55

12th February

HALF TERM 16th February – 22nd February

Week 56

26th February

Week 57

5th March

Week 58

12th March 

Week 59

19th March

WORKSHOP – PREPARING PRIVATE PRACTICE with Amy Launder

21st March

Week 60

26th March

Payment options

Full payment:  Initial deposit of £500 required on course agreement. Balance payment £8750. Total – £9,250

Yearly payment:Year 1 – Initial deposit of £500 required on course agreement. Balance payment £4125. Year 2 – Full payment £4625. Total – £9,250

Monthly payment: Initial deposit of £500 required on course agreement. 24 x monthly instalments of £393.75 by direct debit. Total –  £9,950. (This increased fee includes administration costs).

All fees are inclusive of 20% VAT. Deposits are non-refundable.

If you have any questions, give us a call to talk through course and payment plans on 020 3051 8235.

FIND OUT MORE

If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.

Diploma in Integrative Counselling: Course FAQs

Is this course accredited by the BACP?

Yes, our Diploma in Integrative Counselling was accredited by BACP in May 2024. BACP is recognised as the leading accreditation body for training courses in counselling, so you can be confident that the course meets the highest professional standards.

Who does the teaching?

We ensure that all of our tutors are experienced counselling professionals. During the Diploma in Counselling course, you will attend face-to-face skills workshops and lectures provided by our specialist faculty members. We strive to provide you with the most valuable training experience possible. Find out more about the faculty here.

Who can apply for the Diploma in Integrative Counselling course?

Those who have previously completed the TAC Foundation Certificate in Counselling or an equivalent Certificate with another training organisation.

When does the Diploma in Integrative Counselling Course start?

This is a two-year, part-time course plus two one-day weekend workshops per term at one of our training locations in Clapham and Tooting, South London. This overall training makes up 450+ guided learning hours over two years. We have intakes starting every April and September, so there is always a course available to suit you.

When can I enrol on the Diploma in Integrative Counselling?

Our intakes start every September and April, so there is always availability for students wishing to enrol. Please complete the online enrolment form and a member of the training team will be in touch to discuss options and next steps.

What is an integrative approach in counselling?

An integrative approach to counselling involves looking beyond typical counselling perspectives and helping clients to learn more about the deep-rooted causes of their issues. During the course we will study different therapy models to give students a wide-reaching overview of varying specialist perspectives.

How much time can I expect to give to the course?

Taking into account background reading, attending lectures, workshops and personal therapy, as well as clinical work and supervision, you can expect the course to take up to 20 hours per week.

What’s involved in the enrolment process?

Submit the online enrolment form, which includes a personal statement. You will then be invited to an online interview with a senior member of the Training School team. The interview is structured to give all students a similar experience. You will be asked questions to ensure that you have a secure grounding in counselling skills, as well as the time availability and emotional maturity to be able to commit to making the course a success.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the training process, our team is here to answer them – big or small. Don’t hesitate to call us!

Student Reviews

Students on our Diploma in Integrative Counselling students have provided some great feedback on what developing your counselling skills can be like at The Awareness Centre. Read about their experience at The Awareness Centre Training School.

My journey through this program has been transformative and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The Awareness Centre is committed to providing a high-quality and comprehensive education in counselling. The program is thoughtfully designed, covering many theoretical approaches and practical skills, this is equipping me to become a well-rounded and effective therapist. 
 
One of the standout features of this program is the passionate and experienced faculty. The tutors are experts in their field and genuinely dedicated to nurturing their students’ growth. Their guidance and support throughout the course have been invaluable in helping me develop my counselling skills and personal awareness. 
 
Furthermore, the supportive and inclusive learning environment fosters a real sense of community among students. The feeling of camaraderie and the opportunity to engage in peer supervision enhances my learning experience. This really is a life-changing journey. I have no doubt I’m being well-prepared to embark on my career as a counsellor, thanks to the exceptional training and unwavering support I received from all departments. I recommend The Awareness Centre’s program to anyone seeking a comprehensive and transformative educational experience 

J.K

I have been very happy with the quality of teaching and the support I have received from the team at The Awareness Centre so far, as a student on the Foundation in Counselling Course in 2020 and now the first year of the Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I particularly resonated with the empathy and unconditional positive regard offered by the tutors on this course. It has been a life-enriching experience for me, and I’m sure it will continue to be.

L.R

I have grown so much as an individual, training with The Awareness Centre. I am becoming more confident every week, in my journey to becoming a therapist. I love it.

C.P

Course Fee Excludes:

  • Course Supervision (12 x Group and Individual): £75/mth, payable to your TAC Course Supervisor.
  • Student BACP Membership registration – £86 a year.
  • Personal Therapy – varies depending on Therapist.
  • Some placement providers require students to apply for indemnity insurance. The Awareness Centre placements include indemnity insurance for students.

FIND OUT MORE

If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.

The Tutors

Click on the profiles below to learn more about our Diploma in Integrative Counselling tutors.
Emma Leonce

Emma Leonce – Lead Foundation Tutor/Lead Diploma Tutor

Ben Dustin

Ben Dustin – Diploma Tutor

Patrizia Vadalà

Patrizia Vadalà – Lead Foundation Tutor/ Lead Diploma Tutor

Jeremy OSullivan bacp accredited course

Jeremy O’Sullivan – Diploma Tutor

Steve Henfrey bacp accredited course

Steve Henfrey – Lead Foundation Tutor

Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy

Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Amy Launder

Amy Launder – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Dr Catherine Wilson

Dr Catherine Wilson – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Eleni Henderson

Eleni Henderson – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Mirek Polanowski

Mirek Polanowski – Lead Diploma Tutor

Bonny Allyson

Bonny Allyson – Lead Foundation Tutor/ Diploma Tutor

Domenica Stilwell

Domenica Stilwell – Lead Diploma Tutor

Chris Gresch

Chris Gresch – Lead Diploma Tutor

Ash Phipps

Ash Phipps – Study Skills Tutor

Dianne Zaccheo

Dianne Zaccheo – Visiting Diploma Tutor

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the training process, our team is here to answer them – big or small. Don’t hesitate to call us!