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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 UK professional bodies in our field, the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), to give our students everything they need to join the professional registers in Britain on graduation.  Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside, and Stockton-on-Tees, 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! :)

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Question & Answer Sessions

We’re offering free question and answer sessions with Northern Guild Director Jennie McNamara. Current dates are:

  • Training Information Session: Tuesday 14th June at Teesside, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

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