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Chelmsford Counselling Foundation is a psychodynamic counselling agency.  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.

Psychodynamic counselling stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. This training teaches you the skills needed to build an accepting and trusting relationship, encouraging clients to talk about their childhood relationships with parents and other significant people as well as present ones. It also uses similar techniques to psychotherapy, including free association, and interpretation of transference, where feelings experienced in previous significant relationships are projected onto the therapist. An important aspect of the training is increasing self-awareness so you will be required to reflect on your own experiences and relationships, in seminars, experiential groups and personal therapy.

If you are interested in our Training Courses, application forms are available below under the course headings. Alternatively you can email Kellie Willis, Training Co-Ordinator at kelliew@chelmsfordcounselling.org.uk

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Each year of our courses requires attendance one evening per week for three 10 week terms:

Certificate in Counselling Skills (One year, Wednesdays)

CiCS 2024-25 Application Form

Diploma in Counselling Skills (One year, Thursdays)

DiCS 2024-25 Application Form

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Two/Three years, Monday (year 1), Tuesday (year 2)) including clinical placement and weekly group supervision.

DiPC 2024-25 Application Form

Together, our courses form a BACP accredited professional psychodynamic counsellor training. For more details of each course please click on the tabs below.

Course Fees and Structure

A summary of course structure and fees can be found here: https://www.chelmsfordcounselling.org.uk/training/training-course-fees/