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Upon completing one of our Diplomas students are fully equipped to work with adult clients in private practice or an agency context. In addition, they are encouraged to remain members of BCPC beyond graduation so as to participate in our wider community. This includes a programme of events and workshops / CPD, a members’ association (BCPCA), annual conference, and peer support groups. The community also benefits from the BCPC Referral Service, which helps members in private practice to find clients (and vice versa).


Below you will find a brief description of our courses. 

How to apply

Interested in signing up for a course? Learn everything you need to know about key interview dates, fees and deadlines by visiting How To Apply, Dates & Fees


Our courses

Listening Skills

An introductory, 30 hour course.

Foundation Certificate

A one year, part time course designed to support professionals involved in people-related work by providing counselling skills and opportunities for personal development. The Certificate is our preferred route into the professional trainings in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling

A two year, taught, part time course, unique among BACP accredited programmes, in that it prepares candidates for both private practice and agency work.

BCPC also has an APL link with Bath Spa University. This means that BCPC Graduates can approach Bath Spa University to study for an MA in Counselling Practice. The BCPC Counselling Diploma carries 90 credits towards this.

Diploma / MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

A part time professional training. Successful candidates are automatically registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP). Those students who choose to register for the MA are assessed and awarded the degree by Middlesex University.

Core Study Courses

These courses form part of the Psychotherapy Diploma requirements, and are also open to the public. 

Post Qualifying MA (PQMA)

The PQMA allows qualified psychotherapy practitioners to attain an MA from Middlesex University. This course is open to all qualified practitioners. For more details contact Tree Staunton, MA Programme Leader, on tstaunton@bcpc.org.uk

If you have further questions about our training, or queries related to entry requirements, please contact Tree Staunton, Director of Studies, using tstaunton@bcpc.org.uk

Bath Spa University Middlesex University UKCP