Chelmsford Counselling Foundation

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Chelmsford Counselling Foundation is a psychodynamic counselling agency accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  The Foundation is long established and has a high reputation in Essex and beyond for its counselling work and in the training of counsellors.  Our training programme has been in operation since the inception of the Foundation and is an integral part of our work, standing equal with counselling in our constitution.  Our counsellor training programme is accredited by the BACP.

Our programmes are:

Certificate in Counselling Skills
One year (part-time)
Wednesday evening

Foundation Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling*
One year (part-time)
Thursday evening

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling*
Three years (part-time)

(in exceptional circumstances this part of the course can be completed in two years)

Year One – Monday evening
Year Two – Tuesday evening
Year Three – 4 Seminars per year
Supervision – daytime or evening
Clinical work with Clients

*Taken together these two programmes constitute our BACP accredited Counsellor Training (BACP No 12958) and as the foundation diploma provides the theoretical underpinning it is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

We emphasise that we provide a training in counselling, not a course of instruction.  The difference being that we award our Diploma when the Assessment Committee is satisfied that the trainee has reached a required standard, which is not just a matter of completing hours and assignments.  In exceptional circumstances this part of the course could be completed in two years.

Please Note:

Progression each year is not automatic but dependent upon our assessment process. course brochure