Counselling Training


Free, Online Open Events

We regularly host FREE online open events to discuss the pathways to becoming a UK accredited counsellor with our qualified team of counsellors, practitioners and tutors. The events provide an opportunity to find out more about our courses, meet others online and ask any questions you may have about the training.

Upcoming Events


GCS supports you every step of the way in choosing the right training for you – whether that is here with us or elsewhere with another provider. This typically starts with an initial conversation about which course or career pathway is most appropriate for you. It may be an interest in counselling that has attracted you or you could have a listening role in your working life.

Our Introduction to Counselling & Listening Skills course offers a window into the world of counselling and a chance to explore your own personal development. For many this forms the start of their journey to becoming a trained counsellor. Formal professional counselling training continues with The Certificate in Counselling Skills, progressing onto the accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. Unlike many other training providers, our Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling course provides you with a comprehensive training package; we assign you with a clinical placement, as well as providing regular supervision and pastoral care. For those with busy lives, this extra level of support has proved to be highly valued.

People who train with GCS very often decide to continue studying with us, developing further specialisms and taking advantage of our highly acclaimed CPD programme. Some trainees go onto work with us. For those interested in joining our counselling service team, we offer an Associate Counsellor Programme.

Contact Us

If you want to find out more about your options training with GCS contact us now via email [email protected]

The route to becoming a counsellor can present a great many options and choices, some of which you may not be aware of at the outset. We offer all our trainees a free consultation to openly discuss their hopes, concerns and questions in a fully confidential environment.

Frankie Campion

Find out about Frankie Campion’s journey to become a counsellor with GCS. Having started on the Certificate in Counselling Skills Course Frankie’s career trajectory changed as she went onto continued onto the Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and beyond. Franke is now a valued staff counsellor with GCS. Read about her experience of studying and working with GCS here.