Our Diploma Courses are accredited by BACP, UKCP or both so you can go on to join a recognised professional register as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist
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We tailor our courses to fit around your life. Training is on weekends or in the evening at our Newcastle and Teesside centres, though our students travel to us from all over the UK and beyondRead More
Open Evenings and Information Events are a great opportunity to meet our staff and student. Our 2018 event dates are published on our website. Click below to find out more and reserve your place View upcoming events
Applications are open for the 2018/19 academic year. If you are interested in applying for an October 2018 start, please enquire to courses@northernguild.org or get in touch on 0191 209 8383




“Healing hearts and soothing minds is what we care about and what we do.”

Jennie McNamara, Psychotherapist and Founder of Northern Guild

“I feel that it is the best decision I made in my life so far to start my course at Northern Guild. Training and learning methods are excellent. I am learning already so much… Tutors and the rest of the team in Northern Guild are very helpful and supportive.”

Georgia Fragkouli, Y1 Child & Adolescent Counselling Student

“The training that I have had at Northern Guild has been outstanding. The people I have worked with are knowledgeable, skilled and experienced. With the support of the tutors, supervisors, my therapist and peers I have been nurtured and gently challenged to meet my full potential and become a professional, ethical and authentic therapist”

Amanda Archer, Y3 Adult Psychotherapy Student

“On first arriving at Northern Guild I have felt nothing but part of a fabulous group of people with all round support, and a glowing atmosphere. Well worth the experience”

Sarah Johnson, Y1 Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Student

“We have a passion for training.
It changes potential into reality.”


Christine Lister-Ford, Psychotherapist and Founder of Northern Guild

“The quality of teaching at Northern Guild is exceptional. I have learnt a different way to be.”

Y4 Adult Psychotherapy student




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 the United Kingdom, 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 the UK.  Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside, and Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside, we are a long-established training institute with a local and 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
  • In-house seminars, training courses and conferences for companies and organisations
  • Mentoring, Consultancy and Employee Counselling
  • Clinical Supervision for practicing Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Expert Witness services in legal cases



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 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling courses allowing you on completion to register as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, then smoothly progress to training to an even higher standard as an accredited Psychotherapist and then going on to graduate with an MSc in Psychotherapy qualification through our academic validating partner, Newman University.  Our courses are designed so that many elements of the lower and higher courses overlap so our students can graduate with multiple qualifications and make huge savings over the cost of studying them separately.

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.


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