Certificate in Adlerian Counselling

The Certificate in Adlerian Counselling is the first year of the BACP-Accredited 3-year Combined Certificate and Diploma in Adlerian Counselling course.

This is a fulfilling academic and vocational course requiring considerable commitment, leading to a recognized and accredited qualification entitling Diploma holders to practice professionally as counsellors.

Please note that the Certificate in Adlerian Counselling is not, by itself, sufficient training to enable students to practice professionally as counsellors – completion of the full 3 year course is required to qualify as a counsellor.

Although there is an opt-out after Year 1 on completion of the stand-alone Certificate course, preference will be given to applicants who express an intention to complete the full three-year course.

To request an application form, please email enquiries@individualpsychologytraining.co.uk

The course’s benefits include –

  • A step towards a professionally recognized and accredited qualification necessary in order to practice as a therapist on completion of the Diploma course & case study submission to ASIIP
  • Small classes and a high ratio of tutors to students. There are always at least two tutors present at every session, including occasional guest tutors/facilitators to provide a varied learning experience.
  • Individual support for students. All students are allocated a Personal Tutor from the core tutor team.
  • Both experiential and theoretical approaches to learning
  • Emphasis on personal development of trainee counsellors
  • A network of qualified, experienced and professionally accredited trainers, all of whom are practicing counsellors themselves, from which the core tutor team for each course is drawn. In the event of illness or absence we are able to draw on this wider network of tutors for cover as needed.

IPT welcomes all those who have completed a suitable Introductory course (see below) and who enjoy learning through a variety of learning styles including interactive class discussions and opportunities for developing self-awareness and research skills. We encourage both the self-examination and learning process of our students and have, since 2004, established an excellent reputation for our training culminating in BACP Accreditation in 2015.

Essential components of the course are focused on encouraging social interest between tutors and students and building meaningful relationships, integrating counselling knowledge, and offering students a wide range of applied skills relevant for those who seek a professional counselling qualification.

Our three-year course promotes creativity and collaborative experiential learning amid an atmosphere of community and confidentiality where tutors are committed to assisting in the development of students’ individual growth as a person and as a counsellor.

The course achieved accreditation by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in June 2015. It has also been accredited by the Adlerian Society UK (ASIIP) since it began in 2004.

Course entry

Year 1 of the course (certificate level) is open to those aged 21 or over who have completed an Introduction to counselling course, which should fulfil the following requirements:-

  • A minimum of 30 hours’ supervised training (face-to-face or online video)
  • Includes an element of skills practice training

Individual Psychology Training runs regular Introductory courses throughout the year; the Adlerian Society of Wales also runs Adlerian Introductory courses.

Year 2 of the course (Diploma level) is open to those aged 23 or over who have satisfactorily completed all components of Year 1; for more details on entry requirements for the Diploma, check this page.

Students entering at Year 2 who have studied a Certificate (Year 1/OfQual Level 3) course elsewhere will need to do an Introductory course in Adlerian Psychology, in order to avoid being disadvantaged by a lack of knowledge of Adlerian concepts.

It should be noted that whilst Years 2 & 3 of the course (the Diploma in Adlerian Counselling) will run consecutively, it is not guaranteed that there will always be an immediate progression to Year 2 (the Diploma course) upon completion of Year 1 (the certificate course). The two-year Diploma course will usually commence every alternate academic year, as offering the Diploma course on a more frequent (annual) basis is dependent on tutor availability and student recruitment. It is possible, therefore, that some students may experience a year’s hiatus between completing their certificate year and commencing diploma training.

Please find our Information for Applicants booklet below.