Our Courses

 Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy Courses tailored to suit your needs…

Northern Guild is a long-established provider with a national reputation for excellence.  As a leading British training school, our courses are designed to ensure that graduates have a full professional qualification that will enable them to be listed on the main UK professional registers of BACP and/or UKCP.  Both registers are part of the Accredited Voluntary Registers (AVR) scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by the independent Professional Standards Authority (PSA – see www.professionalstandards.org.uk)

Why study at Northern Guild?

  • Our Diploma Courses train you to meet the stringent requirements for professional registration with BACP, UKCP or both
  • Work as a registered practitioner after graduation
  • We can tailor our courses to suit your requirements, including the provision of individual study programmes.
  • Our fees are highly competitive
  • Affordable monthly payment options
  • Option to progress onto a second training route to get two qualifications for the price of one
  • Gain a Masters Degree validated by a UK University and professionally accredited qualification simultaneously with our MSc Psychotherapy Programme
 
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Our standard Professional Courses Include:

Adult Specialism

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling : Newcastle/Teesside Evening BACP Counselling course

The pathway to a career as a professionally registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with adults.

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DPC) is a cost effective training course which runs over weekday evenings and is designed for those seeking to become professionally accredited counsellors. It is also relevant for individuals who may wish to develop and expand advanced counselling skills within either work or vocational settings. You may also apply to progress on to the Diploma in Psychotherapy training programme at the relevant point.

Key points:

  • Length of course: 2 years
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time; Evening (normally 5pm-9pm one night per week)
  • Location: Newcastle or Teesside Training Centre
  • Specialism: Adult
  • Progression: A further year of supervised practice and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) can lead to registration as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. To be eligible for UKCP registration the Counsellor must have completed 450 hours of supervised clinical practice in line with UKCP training requirements. On completion it is also possible to progress onto the Diploma in Psychotherapy and/or the MSc in Psychotherapy.
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Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling : Newcastle Weekend BACP/UKCP Counselling course

A three year part time Diploma Course leading to qualification as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Adults and BACP & potentially UKCP Registration as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DPC) course is a cost effective, manageable training route which is designed for those seeking to become professionally accredited counsellors. It is also relevant for individuals who may wish to develop and expand advanced counselling skills within either work or vocational settings. Trainees who meet the entry criteria may progress to the Diploma in Psychotherapy training programme at the appropriate point.

Key points:

  • Length of course: 3 years
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time, Weekend (normally 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday once per month)
  • Location: Newcastle Training Centre
  • Specialism: Adult
  • Accreditation: Course Accredited by BACP and UKCP.  Potentially register and practice as a UKCP accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of BACP and on completion of the course
  • Progression: In the final year, it is possible to progress onto the Diploma in Psychotherapy.

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Diploma in Psychotherapy : Newcastle Weekend UKCP Psychotherapy course

This four year part-time course is accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and leads to registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as a Psychotherapist. On successful completion of the course and training requirements you will be awarded the UKCP accredited Diploma in Psychotherapy.

Key points:

  • Length of course: 4 years
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time, Weekend (normally 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday once per month)
  • Location: Newcastle Training Centre
  • Specialism: Adult
  • Accreditation: Course Accredited by UKCP.  Register and practice as a UKCP-accredited Psychotherapist on completion of the course
  • Progression: Towards the end of your thrid year it is possible to apply to join the PGDip/MSc in Psychotherapy.

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Children & Adolescents Specialism

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling: Children & Adolescents : Newcastle Evening Counselling course

The pathway to a career as a BACP-registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Children and Adolescents.

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DPC) with Children & Adolescents is a cost effective, manageable training course which is designed for those seeking to become professional counsellors with children and adolescents. It is also relevant for individuals who may wish to develop and expand advanced counselling skills within either work or vocational settings.

Key points:

  • Length of course: 3 years
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time, Evening (normally 5pm-9pm once per week)
  • Location: Newcastle Training Centre
  • Specialism: Children & Adolescents
  • Accreditation: BACP Accredited Course. Register and practice as a BACP-accredited Therapeutic counsellor on completion of the course. Potentially register as a Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with UKCP.
  • Progression: In the final year, it is possible to progress onto the Diploma in Child Psychotherapy.

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Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling: Children & Adolescents : Teesside Evening Counselling course

The pathway to a career as a professionally registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Children and Adolescents.

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DPC) with Children & Adolescents course is a cost effective, manageable training route which runs on weekday evenings and is designed for those seeking to become professional counsellors with children and adolescents. It is also relevant for individuals who may wish to develop and expand advanced counselling skills within either work or vocational settings.

Key points:

  • Length of course: 3 years
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time, Evening (normally 5pm-9pm once per week)
  • Location: Teesside Training Centre
  • Specialism: Children & Adolescents
  • Progression: Towards the end of the course, it is possible to progress onto the Diploma in Child Psychotherapy.

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Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling: Children & Adolescents : Newcastle Weekend BACP/UKCP Counselling course

A three year part time Diploma Course leading to qualification as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Children and Adolescents. The course is BACP and UKCP accredited.

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DPC) with Children & Adolescents course is a cost effective, manageable training route which runs on weekday evenings and is designed for those seeking to become professional counsellors with children and adolescents. It is also relevant for individuals who may wish to develop and expand advanced counselling skills within either work or vocational settings.

Key points:

  • Length of course: 3 years
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time; Weekend (normally 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday once per month)
  • Location: Newcastle Training Centre
  • Specialism: Children & Adolescents
  • Accreditation: Register and practice as a BACP-accredited Therapeutic Counsellor and potentially as a UKCP-accredited Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor on completion of all requirements.
  • Progression: In the final year, it is possible to progress onto the Diploma in Child Psychotherapy

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Diploma in Child Psychotherapy : Newcastle Weekend UKCP Psychotherapy course

A four year part-time training, this dynamic, focused and well-structured training is theory, practice and skills based, and taught from a Humanistic, Integrative and Psychodynamic perspective. In addition to cutting edge theory, you will learn applied arts-based creative methods for working with children and adolescents and have the opportunity to research your work. Please note that the Diploma in Child Psychotherapy combines both Child and Adolescent training.

Key points:

  • Length of course: 4 years
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time, Weekend
  • Location: Newcastle Training Centre
  • Specialism: Children & Adolescents
  • Accreditation: Course Accredited by UKCP.  Register and practice as a UKCP-accredited Child Psychotherapist on completion of all course requirements.
  • Progression: Towards the end of the third year, it is possible to apply to progress onto the PGDip/MSc in Psychotherapy.

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Post Qualifying Diploma in Child Counselling or Child Psychotherapy : Newcastle Weekend UKCP Conversion course

The Post Qualifying Diploma in Child Counselling or Child Psychotherapy (PQ DIP) is a bespoke training programme designed for counsellors and psychotherapists who want to extend their knowledge and skills to enable them to work with children and adolescents. This course meets BACP requirements for CPD and may lead to UKCP registration as a Child Psychotherapist/Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

Key points:

  • Part-time
  • Rolling program, join any time of the year
  • Bespoke study programme tailored to your individual learning needs
  • Awarded the Northern Guild Post-Qualifying Diploma in Child Psychotherapy or Child Psychotherapeutic Counselling on successful completion of the course
  • Register and practice as a UKCP-accredited Child Psychotherapist or Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor on successful completion of the course
  • Facilitate personal and professional development

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Postgraduate

PGDip/MSc in Psychotherapy : Newcastle Weekend postgraduate course

A two year programme designed for experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists who are looking to deepen and extend their knowledge, engage in research, and develop expertise in  a chosen specialist area.

Key points:

  • Can be built into the Diploma in Psychotherapy route to UKCP Psychotherapist registration
  • Option to exit with PGDip qualification at the end of taught year or progress to complete MSc Dissertation
  • Length of course: 2 years+ (1 year taught PGDip, 1 year or more for MSc dissertation)
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time, Weekend
  • Location: Newcastle Training Centre
  • Fees: Cost-effective compared to other MSc courses
  • Accreditation: PGDip/MSc course validated by Newman University

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