Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy, Counselling &  Coaching

Key Course Details

This course introduces the student to the major psychotherapeutic, counselling and coaching approaches. While the entire breadth of the field is covered this is done within a challenging philosophical framework. 

The programme provides an excellent academic background for the development of students’ practical skills and all students will be encouraged to find their own path and explore those concerns, which are immediate and meaningful to them. 

The course covers existential, humanistic and psychoanalytic theory and practice, whilst using the philosophically based existential approach to allow for a critical stance to the study and practice of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching.

Upon completion, students will be awarded with a certificate from the Existential Academy.

Possible Study Modes

Weekly - Wednesday 5:30-9:30PM

Summer School or mix and match options are also available


  • 1 Year

Entry Requirements

‚ÄčThe course is open to everyone, pending a succesful interview with the deputy course leader.

The foundation certificate is the ideal course for:

People aiming to start further training in psychotherapy, counselling and coaching
People who work in a caring profession who would like to develop basic counselling skills
People who would like to 'test drive' the field of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, to see if it is right for them
People interested in self-development and reflective learning


Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and a transcript of studies from the Existential Academy

Start Dates 

Autumn, Winter and Spring start dates are available on this programme

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