Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for individuals over the age of 19, and we welcome applications from all sections of the population. Some applicants are anxious about returning to study after a prolonged gap, but we offer a high level of tutorial support and encouragement and our students have experienced a great deal of success.

To be considered for entry to the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) a candidate will need to have completed both the Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) and the Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3). For those applicants who have not completed the certificate courses their Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) will need to be demonstrated through the completion of an RPL form.

When does it take place?

The first year of the Diploma course is taught on Thursdays from 8.30 till 4.30 plus five Saturdays a year. The second year of the Diploma course is taught on Fridays from 8.30 till 4.30 plus five Saturdays a year.

How do I apply?

Contact our Admissions Department for more information:

Phone: 0208 653 0850

Email: admissions@spurgeons.ac.uk

Or click here to complete an online application form.


With over 60 placements across 11 years, the 96 Harley St practice has valued the relationship with Spurgeon’s and the high calibre teaching they provide.  It is clear that the courses are robust and prepare students well to fulfil their potential as excellent counsellors.  Many of the placement students have stayed on with us after they have qualified, and they continue to support each other with their own practice.

Kay Lawrence, 96 Harley Street Practice