Start Date of Course for Foundation/ Year 1:  First Module 27-29 September 2019

Applications need to be in by Friday 20th September 2019.


Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership Limited (WPP) is pleased to offer the above training. which is accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS) and, at the discretion of the Society, is a route onto a national register of counsellors which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority


and with UKCP (PCIPC)  as a therapeutic counsellor equivalent to F.E. level 6. Current graduates gain work as Therapeutic Counsellors in the UK and across Europe in a variety of settings and within independent practice.

   The National Counselling Society Website                              UKCP Website              

Course Philosophy 

A Relational Centred approach to Counselling is supported by the consistent research finding that the quality of the Thera- peutic Relationship is the most significant factor in promoting a positive outcome in counselling / psychotherapy, over and above orientation or theoretical approach. This course is therefore designed to maximise trainees understanding, awareness and practical application of the various forms taken by the Therapeutic Relationship in order to become effective counsellors. Successful graduates will be able to engage relationally at depth with defended and troubled people as well as those seeking greater awareness and self-development. The course builds on Person Centred Core Conditions to integrate theory and practice from a range of Humanistic and Analytic perspectives, the Therapeutic Relationship being the central organising principle. We look at healthy and defended developmental processes and how Transference is both borne of the need to learn from past experience and can also distort authentic relating in the present. An overarching framework is provided by Clarkson’s Five Types of Therapeutic Relationship model.


WPP places a high value on trainees’ engagement with their own issues in order to enable authentic and non-defensive relationships with their clients. Hence as well as promoting emotional development through group process and peer interaction, we ask trainees to undertake their own personal therapy for the duration of the course. WPP trainees are actively involved and empowered in setting and meeting their own learning goals. We model a relational notion of support offering help with written work and seminar presentations. Peer support is encouraged between trainees in order to facilitate both individual development and the creation of a cooperative learning community. Teaching resources are supplied on a USB pen and students have access to WPP’s library. Currently the course is taught in English. We actively encourage applications from Welsh speakers who are under-represented in the counselling world. If you wish to submit written assessments in Welsh please discuss with your tutor.  



Course Structure

This is a 3 year, 450 hour taught course (followed by an independent study stage of up to two years to complete all requirements and assignments). The course is taught as a fully combined first year with students following the Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy (Integrative /Gestalt.) 26 days (7 x3 day modules plus a 5 day module this is followed by a further 2 years study 7x3 day training modules. Modules may be shared with those students following the Advanced diploma in Psychotherapy (Integrative) however there is no 5 day module requirement in years 2 & 3 and hence fees will consequently be reduced accordingly to reflect this.) Each day comprises Group Process, Theory, Supervised peer practice, Journal Writing.   It is possible that the training days for year 2 & 3 will increase from 2018 to 24 days.  This will mean an increase in fees on the pro rata basis.  


Course Tutors


The core trainers are Rosy Wood-Bevan (Programme Leader) and Julia Martin. Guest tutors may teach specific modules. The Directors of WPP, Mel Ovens and Helen Rowlands will also be involved with the course delivery and assessment. The Advanced Diploma has been developed and modified through the experience of the core trainers in    running similar courses over a number of years for other institutions.






Application Process


We welcome applications from those intending to practice as qualified counsellors and also those from other helping professions e.g. Health, Social Work and Education who wish to deepen their relational approach with clients. To apply you need to have completed an Introduction to Counselling Skills at WPP

or elsewhere. Alternately you may provide evidence of relevant life and work experience and a capacity for written work via a 1,500 word essay on a counselling related topic. We have a flexible approach to all genuine enquirers and will consider each applicant on their individual merits. Please download the application form and references form from the website (currently on the

Psychotherapy page). You can apply at any time of the year to secure your place.


Course Fees 2019/20 

(Fees are charged annually and may be subject to increase in future years.)


Year One – (26 days training)

  • Membership Fee £36

  • Full payment: £3884.55

    Non refundable deposit £323.71
  • Installments with VAT included (A financial Agreement will be put in place)

Deposit of £323.71  on enrolment then a Standing Order of 11 equal payments of £323.71      

Deposit of £323.71 on enrolment and 3 equal payments of £1186.95


 Years Two & Three – (21 days training) 2019/20

  • Membership £36

  • Full Payment:   £ 3045.44
  • Installments VAT included (A financial Agreement will be put in place)

         12 payments of £253.79

          3 payments of £1015.15



  • There is an additional fee for the marking of the final Case study and Transcript costs TBC dependent on the year of submission.
  • Once you have begun a training year you are committed to the full fee for that year.  Please note that Fees may be subject to increase in future years.
  • Students are responsible for funding their own therapy and supervision. 






Application Form