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Our course levels

Our courses provide a ladder of training from Foundation Certificate courses to Diploma level and  Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. We also run a wide-ranging programme of specialist CPD courses for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. These include a Post-Qualifying Certificate in Supervision and a Certificate in Clinical Assessment Skills.  WPF Therapy uses multi-channel delivery and it may be that some sessions will be delivered remotely.

Foundation courses

For over 50 years WPF Therapy has been offering people the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills by participating in one of our Foundation courses. The different modes aim to provide the same content but in different formats, in order to suit the requirements of a wide range of people. No prior training or qualification is required. If you already have some basic skills and want to develop them further, we recommend our Diploma in Counselling Skills (Access course).   We deliver our Foundation Courses both online and in building.  Please see the information for each course to confirm the schedules. Currently all courses contain an online element, either for the whole duration or as a mixture of online and in person due to Covid-19 and social distancing requirements.

To provide flexibility of access we offer four starting points for the popular Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills. Students can begin in January, April, June or October of each year. Each start has a different study schedule so that students can choose the one that fits best with their existing commitments.

Want to know more?  Register to attend our next free Open Event on Friday 3rd September  2021, 6pm – 8pm. Please note that we offer sessions tailored to those looking to make their first step and for those who have already undertaken a foundation level course and are looking for a professional qualification training. Choose the session that will best suit your needs. Our next session for those wanting an in-depth exploration of the content and requirements for foundation level courses, our Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: WPF Therapy A Taste of Training, takes place on 4th & 11th September 2021.

By the end of the course I had real clarity about what further training to become a psychodynamic counsellor involves both personally and professionally. This course is an excellent step to further training: it offered me a balance of personal challenge, adult learning and reflection with a stimulating introduction to psychodynamic theory”.   Foundation Certificate student 2019

“I have a sense of enormous change in myself during this year in every way and being on this course contributed to this. I would not have missed this experience for the world. Thank you”.  Foundation Certificate student 2019

“Thought provoking, interactive course. Be prepared to embark on a journey of discovery about yourself and others”.  Foundation Certificate student 2019

“A comprehensive and insightful introduction to counselling”.  Foundation Certificate student 2019

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Full Professional Qualifications

These courses are for those wishing to gain valuable clinical qualifications that will enable them to practice as psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

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Specialist CPD Courses

Our continuing professional development courses enable qualified and trainee psychotherapists and counsellors, and all those in related or caring professions to continue their development by focussing on specialist areas.

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