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Northern Guild
Accredited Counselling & Psychotherapy Courses

We offer a range of Accredited Counselling and Psychotherapy Courses which are recognised by the leading professional bodies in our field, BACP and UKCP, to give our students everything they need to join the professional register on graduation.  Based in Newcastle and Teesside, we are a long-established training institute with a national reputation for excellence.  We also provide other services:

  • CPD Workshops
  • Personal Counselling and Psychotherapy for adults, children and families
  • A membership programme for Continuing Professional Development
  • Mentoring, Consultancy and Employee Counselling
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Expert Witness


Whether you are looking for a change of career or to develop and extend your existing skills we have courses that will meet your needs and with Courses available at weekends, evenings and during the week you can fit training around your schedule. Our Courses range from Counselling Diploma courses for beginners with no prior experience in the field, to our postgraduate MSc in Psychotherapy programme for advanced students.

Our progression routes mean you can start on our entry-level Counselling Diploma course and progress all the way through to training as a Psychotherapist and graduating with your MSc in Psychotherapy.  Many elements of the courses are in common so large savings can be made based on the elements already covered in lower courses and you can qualify with multiple qualifications.

When you choose to train at the Northern Guild you can expect to embark on not just a rigorous professional training but also on a profound personal journey of self-discovery.

Find the right course for you…

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What our Students say…

I have evolved and become, not just a therapist, but, I think, a calmer and more fulfilled individual.

I have (also) experienced and been enriched by much kindness and understanding from individual tutors and other workers at NGP and have formed warm and growth-enhancing relationships with a good few of my student colleagues.

A journey I could never have predicted, the end result only achieved due to the invaluable help and support of all my peers and good friends.

I had an amazing weekend and I’m still buzzing! :)

Northern Guild Blog

  • Open Evening

    Open Evening

    Our Open Evening is an opportunity to come along and meet students and staff in an informal and friendly setting. If you are thinking of training as a counsellor or a psychotherapist, you can find out more about the profession […]

  • Graduation 2015

    Graduation 2015

    Congratulations to all Northern Guild graduates who attended our annual Graduation Ceremony on Friday 10th July.  This year we were pleased to welcome Lysandre De-La-Haye a representative of our MSc programme validating partner, Newman University.

    Below you can listen to […]

  • Moodle


    Moodle is Northern Guild’s “virtual learning environment”, part of our website only accessible to our staff and students.  Moodle is a platform used by over 65 million students worldwide through universities, colleges and other organisations including the London School of Economics, the Open […]

  • Novitiation – a rite of passage for a 5 year old boy
  • Teesside 2-Year <b>Child and Adolescent</b> Diploma

    Teesside 2-Year Child and Adolescent Diploma

    Northern Guild Teesside is delighted to announce its 2-year evening course Diplomas in Counselling. Designed to appeal to those who want to maximise their time without compromising on quality,  we are offering the opportunity to study with some of the UK’s top professionals. Headed […]


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Question & Answer Sessions

We’re offering free question and answer sessions with Northern Guild Director Jennie McNamara. The next Q&A sessions are :

  • Dates TBC

Please send an email to Karen Fitzsimons at courses@northernguild.org or give us a call on 0191 209 8383 to book your place.