Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Study integrative counselling and become qualified to work as a professional counsellor

Is this course right for me?

If you already have a Foundation Certificate in Counselling, are looking to continue your studies as a professional counsellor, and complete your clinical placement all under one roof, then this two-year part-time course is for you.

By studying for a Diploma, you will:

  • Become qualified to work as an integrative counsellor
  • Learn a variety of humanistic and psychodynamic approaches
  • Gain access to opportunities for an in-house clinical placement and supervision
  • Enhance your ability to provide both short-term and longer-term therapy
  • Develop and create your integrative counselling approach
  • Develop personally as you become a qualified counsellor
diploma in integrative counselling

Places available on our April 2022 intake

Course Details

If you have decided that you’d like to become a qualified counsellor, and already have a Foundation Certificate in Counselling, then this two-year part-time Diploma will give you all you need to launch your counselling career.

  • Learn how to develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship
  • Develop an awareness of both conscious and unconscious motivators
  • Become adept at making informed choices about appropriate counselling interventions
  • Grow your ability to work with a variety of presenting issues
  • Explore the theoretical assumptions underpinning each of the taught models
  • Identify and develop your own philosophy and approach to counselling
  • The course also includes an optional in-house clinical placement and supervision throughout your learning.

PLEASE NOTE: All training and interview workshops are currently online, to ensure the safety of students and staff. The Training School will return to face to face as soon as possible, following the guidance from the UK Government, Public Health England the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Clinical Practice and Supervision

If you study the Diploma in Integrative Counselling at The Awareness Centre, you will have the opportunity to enter a clinical placement within our low-cost counselling service in Clapham or Tooting (open-ended therapy) or within the TAC NHS services in Lambeth, Wandsworth or Sutton (6-12 sessions, short-term counselling).

Supervision for up to 4 clients per week is provided as part of the clinical placement, and this is included within the fee for the course. Students are expected to complete a minimum 200 hours of clinical practice to be awarded the Diploma.

In addition, the client hours undertaken during your placement with TAC will accumulate towards the current minimum 450 hours required to become an accredited member of the BACP.

How do I enrol for the Diploma?

The first step in enrolment on the Diploma in Integrative Counselling is to book a place on the Interview Workshop.

Next Intakes

  • September 2021 to July 2023 – Enrolment fully booked
  • April 2022 to March 2024 – Tuesday and Thursday evenings at TAC Tooting, with occasional workshops on Saturday and Sunday: Enrolment open

Enrol Now: Book a place on the Interview Workshop


Further Information

For further information, please email please contact our Training Administrator Dan Smith on [email protected] or call 020 8673 4545.