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Accredited Course Directory  

Why choose a BACP accredited course?

BACP is recognised as the leading accreditation body for training courses in counselling and psychotherapy. We build strong collaborative relationships with our accredited course providers, working together to share knowledge and develop the highest standards of professional practice.

By choosing a BACP accredited course, you can be sure that:  

  • the course content, delivery and assessment meet the highest professional standards 
  • the course is mapped to external benchmark standards and curricula (for example QAA standardsBACP core curricula)
  • the tutor team meets BACP teaching, experience and practice requirements 
  • the learning environment and resources are appropriate for high-quality practitioner training
  • the course assessment and moderation are externally assured
  • the course and practice requirements satisfy BACP membership and individual accreditation training requirements
  • the course is subject to ongoing BACP quality assurance 

Successful graduates of BACP accredited courses can apply to join the BACP Register directly without having to sit our Certificate of Proficiency. 

If you are thinking about training to be a therapist, visit our Student Pages  BACP Student Pages  You can also contact us for more information

Using the directory 

You can use this page to check if a course is accredited or if it was ever accredited by BACP in the past. Current courses show the start date for the accreditation (in brackets.). For courses with previous accredited status, please go to the end of the list. These courses show both the start date and end date for the accredited  status (in brackets).

This list is useful to

  • prospective students wanting to take a BACP accredited training course

  • applicants for BACP Membership, Register and Accreditation (to check if their training is/was BACP accredited)

  • employers, clients and other people wanting to check the BACP status of a qualification

Current courses show the duration of the training and the type of delivery like this: '2FT' and this '4PT'. The figure is the overall duration in years and the abbreviation indicates full or part time delivery. Please note that the course duration given is for the accredited training only. Some accredited courses may require you to have completed some previous training and/or have experience of working in a counselling setting before you can apply to enrol upon that course. For example, it may be necessary to complete a certificate level training in counselling with the course provider before you can progress onto the accredited diploma level training (please enquire with the training provider direct).

Students who leave a BACP accredited course before the end of that accredited course or programme will not be able to claim completion of a BACP accredited course (e.g. a student exiting an accredited BA (Hons) at an interim diploma exit point cannot claim a BACP accredited course).

Students who join a course part-way through due to training and /or experience already gained - e.g. joining after the first year at the start of the second year - may only claim a BACP accredited course upon graduation if their admission route has been approved by BACP.

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Trainees on a BACP accredited course are eligible to join BACP as a Student Member. Graduates of a BACP accredited course are eligible to join BACP as a Registered Member MBACP. Graduates may either transfer their Student Membership to the Individual Member (IM) category or apply to join BACP as an IM if they are not already in membership. In both cases, BACP will need to approve the accredited course certificate as supporting evidence. Once in the IM category, graduates will be invited to sign the terms and conditions for joining the BACP Register. When they have signed, they will become a Registered Member MBACP. Join the Register

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ENGLAND: GREATER LONDON
  Birkbeck (University of London)
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Department of Psychosocial Studies, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, 30 Russell Square, LONDON, WC1B 5DT
Tel: 20 3073 8045
Website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychosocial/
Fax/Email: psychosocial-studies@bbk.ac.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (October 1999) 3PT; MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents (March 2005) 3PT; Foundation Degree in CBT and Psychodynamic Counselling (18 November 2014) 2PT+2 terms

ORIENTATION:
Psychodynamic
NOTES:

Retrospective course accreditation:

Those who graduated from the MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents in 2004 may claim a BACP accredited course.

Graduates of the Foundation Degree in CBT and Psychodynamic Counselling who studied 2010 - 2013 and 2010 - 2014 can also claim a BACP accredited course. Please note that the FD is closing and currently on "teach out".

  Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, W2 6NE
Tel: 020 7266 3006
Website: www.ccpe.org.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Transpersonal Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (March 1991) 4PT

ORIENTATION:
Transpersonal
  College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Tottenham Green Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, London, N15 4RX
Tel: 020 8442 3569
Website: www.conel.ac.uk
Fax/Email: sroughan@conel.ac.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Diploma in Counselling (June 1998) 2FT

ORIENTATION:
Humanistic - Person Centred

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
FD in Counselling, Middlesex University
NOTES:

Previously College of North East London

Graduates are awarded a BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling and a Foundation Degree in Counselling validated by Middlesex University at Level 5. The CPCAB 'Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling' (Enfield) is not the BACP accredited course.

  CPPD (UK) Ltd
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
1-2 Palace Gates, The Campsbourne, Hornsey, N8 2PN
Tel: 020 8341 4843
Website: www.cppd.co.uk
Fax/Email: mail@cppd.co.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Advanced Diploma (Professional Training) in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (November 1999) 2 year part-time

ORIENTATION:
Integrative
NOTES:

The Pakistan version of this course is not BACP accredited.

  Doncaster College at Birkbeck, London
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
See Doncaster College, Yorkshire
  CURRENT COURSES:
MA in Relationship Therapy (Relate Institute) (May 2012) - delivered at Birkbeck, London
NOTES:

COURSE NOT RECRUITING

Retrospective course accreditation: those graduating from the MA in Relationship Therapy (Relate Institute) in January 2012 may also claim to have completed a BACP accredited course.

  Highgate Counselling Centre
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Tetherdown Halls, Tetherdown, Muswell Hill, N10 1ND
Tel: 020 8883 5427
Website: highgatecounselling.org.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (February 1995) 2.4 years (7 terms) PT

ORIENTATION:
Psychodynamic
  LC&CTA (Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Associates)
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Broadway House, 15-16 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PA
Tel: 020 8320 2311
Website: www.lcandcta.co.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (July 2011) part-time

PREVIOUS COURSES:
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, delivered at Lewisham College (November 1997 - 2004);City & Guilds Higher Diploma in Counselling, delivered at Lewisham College (December 2004 - June 2008), then City & Guilds Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling, delivered at Lewisham College (June 2008- July 2011) part-time

ORIENTATION:
Humanistic - Person Centred

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
Croydon College (2011)
  London School of Theology
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Green Lane, Northwood, HA6 2UW
Tel: 01923 456000 (general) 01923 456250 (undergraduate admissions)
Website: www.lst.ac.uk
Fax/Email: enquiries@lst.ac.uk (general ) registrar@lst.ac.uk (undergraduate admissions)
  CURRENT COURSES:
BA in Theology and Counselling (November 2009) full-time and part-time versions are accredited

ORIENTATION:
Integrative

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
Middlesex University
  Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
80 East End Road, Finchley, London, N3 2SY
Tel: 020 8371 0180
Website: www.manorhousecentre.org.uk
Fax/Email: admin@manorhousecentre.org.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community (June 2007) 2PT

PREVIOUS COURSES:
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community (March 1995 – January 2006)

ORIENTATION:
Psychodynamic
  Mary Ward Centre
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
42 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AQ
Tel: 020 7269 6000
Website: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk
Fax/Email: counselling@marywardcentre.ac.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling (May 2005) 2 years, part time

ORIENTATION:
Integrative

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
CPCAB
  Metanoia
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
13 North Common Road, Ealing, W5 2QB
Tel: 020 8579 2505
Website: www.metanoia.ac.uk
Fax/Email: info@metanoia.ac.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (April 1991) 3PT; Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (June 2016) 3PT

PREVIOUS COURSES:
Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis (May 2001 - November 2011)

ORIENTATION:
Humanistic - Person Centred

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
University of Middlesex
NOTES: Retrospective accreditation: graduates of the Diploma in Humanistic Counselling November 2015 may also claim a BACP accredited course.
  Minster Centre
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
20 Lonsdale Rd, Queens Park, London, NW6 6RD
Tel: 020 7644 6240
Website: www.minstercentre.org.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2004) 3 PT

PREVIOUS COURSES:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling / Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy’ (April 1993)

ORIENTATION:
Integrative
NOTES:

1993-accredited 'Diploma in Integrative Counselling / Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy’ had two pathways resulting in award title of ‘Counselling’ or ‘Psychotherapy’ dependent on options taken within it. By 2004, the Diploma in Integrative Counselling was the only accredited course, the Psychotherapy option at Diploma level had ended. The Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy were/are not part of the accredited course.

  Place2Be
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
13/14 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, London , EC1V 2PT
Tel: 020 7923 5558
Website: www.place2be.org.uk
Fax/Email: qualify@place2be.org.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children in Schools (May 2011) 2PT

ORIENTATION:
Integrative

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
UEL (University of East London)
NOTES: Previously known as The Place2Be pre-2014.
  Psychosynthesis Trust
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
92/94 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 2TH
Tel: 020 7403 2100
Website: www.psychosynthesistrust.org.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development – Psychosynthesis Counselling (September 2013) 2PT

PREVIOUS COURSES:
Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations and PG Diploma Psychosynthesis Counselling (June 1989 - June 2014)

ORIENTATION:
Psychosynthesis

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
Middlesex University
NOTES:

The course accredited as ‘Counsellors Diploma’ in 1989 was a 3-year programme consisting of   ‘Year 1’ + ‘Year 2’ + ‘Year 3’.

By 1994 the three-year course was still the same, award changed to ‘Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling’

In 2000, the years within the  ‘Diploma Psychosynthesis in Counselling years were renamed ‘Foundation Year’ (first year)  +  ‘Diploma Year 1’ + ‘Diploma Year 2’.

From July 2005, the course components were ‘Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations’ year 1 + ‘Postgraduate Diploma Psychosynthesis Counselling’ Years 2 and 3

In 2013, the two-year Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling was retitled ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development (Psychosynthesis Counselling)’, no changes to the course itself.

The accredited course was validated by UEL from 2000, Middlesex University from 2013.

Formerly known as Psychosynthesis & Education Trust - changed in 2015.

  Re-Vision
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
97 Brondesbury Road, London, NW6 6RY
Tel: 020 8357 8881
Website: www.re-vision.org.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling (March 2016); Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis (May 1994)

ORIENTATION:
Integrative Transpersonal
NOTES:

Course has retitled. Graduate cohort 2016 (only) may choose to receive Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling OR Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis. Students will be enrolled on and receive Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling 2016 onwards.

  Tavistock Relationships
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
70 Warren Street, LONDON , W1T 5PB
Tel: 020 7380 1978
Website: tavistockrelationships.ac.uk
Fax/Email: jhumphries@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Postgraduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (November 2010) 3PT

PREVIOUS COURSES:
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple Counselling (Sept 2006 - November 2010); Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Marital and Couple Therapy (January 2005 - August 2006)

ORIENTATION:
Psychodynamic

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
UEL (University of East London )
NOTES: Previously 'Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships' (TCCR)
  The Gestalt Centre
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
15-23 St Pancras Way, London , NW1 0Pt
Tel: 020 7383 5610
Website: www.gestaltcentre.org.uk
Fax/Email: jacqueline@gestaltcentre.co.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Diploma in Counselling (February 1997) part-time

ORIENTATION:
Humanistic - Gestalt
NOTES: Formerly delivered at Gestalt Centre 62 Paul Street LONDON EC2A 4NA (pre-June 2010)
  University of East London (UEL) School of Psychology
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
School of Psychology, Water Lane, Stratford E15 4LZ, E15 4LZ
Tel: 020 8590 7722
Website: www.uel.ac.uk/psychology
  CURRENT COURSES:
PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Integrative) (October 1989) 2PT

ORIENTATION:
Integrative
  University of East London (UEL) School of Psychology
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Water Lane, Stratford, LONDON, E15 4LZ
Tel: 0208 223 3333
Website: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Undergraduate/Courses/BSc-Hons-Counselling
Fax/Email: L.A.Watson@uel.ac.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
BSc (Honours) Counselling (September 2014) 3FT

ORIENTATION:
Integrative
  University of Greenwich
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Dept of Psychology and Counselling, Avery Hill Campus, Avery Hill Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2UG
Tel: 020 8331 8032
Website: www.gre.ac.uk
Fax/Email: courseinfo@gre.ac.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
MSc in Therapeutic Counselling (May 2003)

ORIENTATION:
Integrative
  University of Roehampton
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, LONDON , SW15 4JD
Tel: Enquiries office: 020 8392 3232
Website: www.roehampton.ac.uk
Fax/Email: enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (February 2015) 3PT

ORIENTATION:
Integrative Relational
NOTES:

It is the three-year MA that is the accredited course. There is an option to exit this course after year two with a Post Graduate Diploma award - this is not a BACP accredited award.

MA graduates who started this course in September 2011 and graduated in October 2014 may claim to have completed a BACP accredited course.

  WPF Therapy (formerly Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
23 Magdalen Street, LONDON, SE1 2EN
Tel: 020 7378 2050
Website: www.wpf.org.uk
  CURRENT COURSES:
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (September 2005) 4PT

PREVIOUS COURSES:
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (February 1989 - August 2005)

ORIENTATION:
Psychodynamic

VALIDATED BY/AWARDING BODY:
Roehampton University
                                                                                    

                     
 
       
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