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Independent Counselling Training 

Counselling training to meet the needs of a changing therapeutic landscape​



January 2024 

Introduction to Counselling Young People

A 5 day course Beginning on Sunday 7th January 2024 (online CPD)

This is a 5 day course held online for counsellors in training and those who are qualified and interested in extending their skills and understanding for working with this client group.

(BACP Stage 1 curriculum)

The fee for this course is £400 which can be paid in 3 monthly instalments.

(Please visit our dedicated CPD page for more information and course dates)

January 20th 2024

Introduction to working with groups

If you are a counsellor or supervisor you have probably found yourself either running groups or being asked to run groups. Counsellors who work with children and young people, as well as counselling tutors, are often involved in running groups.

This is an introduction to the larger field of group work/therapy and is a taster day for a short course ICT is running later in the year. 

You will be introduced to theories around groups, group dynamics and will have the opportunity to work in an experiential way to explore these ideas in practice.

The fee for the day is £80 and CPD certificates are awarded for 5 hours at the end of the day.

(Please visit our dedicated CPD page for more information)


Autumn 2024

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (L5 CPCAB)

Applications now being accepted for September 2024 intake (online) 

This qualification is designed to give counsellors the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as self-employed counsellors in independent and private practice.

It will also equip you to take on a senior counselling role in an organisational context where client assessment, referral and routine evaluation are part of the role.

This course will give you an opportunity to consolidate the learning you have gained in your previous counselling training and gain the confidence to work in private practice as an independent counsellor. The course is an integrative one and incorporates different creative counselling practices.

(Please visit our dedicated page for more information course dates and fee)

Autumn 2024

Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision (L6 CPCAB)

Applications now being accepted for October 2024 intake (online)

This well established and highly regarded course is for counsellors and psychotherapists who are looking to expand their practice by incorporating supervision. To apply you must have at least two years' post-qualifying experience of supervised client work and 450 counselling hours.

(Please visit our dedicated page for more information, course dates and fee)

If you are interested in any of our courses please send an email to Lorna

Or call

 07795 106498




Autumn  & Winter Courses


Counselling Young People

January 2024

BACP Stage 1 curriculum for counselling  children and young people.


Please visit our CPD page for more information about this course

Image by Aaron Burden
Autumn Leaves


Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision (CPCAB Level 6)

October 2024

Please visit our supervision page to find out more


Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling  


September 2024

Please visit our Level 5 Diploma page to find out more


CPD events are held throughout the year


both in person and online

Online Introduction to working with young people

(for counsellors in training and qualified counsellors)


January 2024

Online Introduction to working with groups


(one day workshop)


Saturday 20th January 2024

Check our CPD page for full details


What our students are saying

As a neurodivergent student, my experience of counselling training, up until I approached ICT, was rough. With struggles to find the right support for my additional needs, I was beginning to wonder if my ambitions to be a counsellor were misplaced. The training itself (SEG Awards, Level 4 counselling diploma) was thoroughly enjoyable. The tutors would often bring up issues we didn't expect, or the discussion would go off at some tangent and they just let it. Anyone who has trained in a more conventional setting might find it disquieting, but I saw it for what it was - we were being trained not just to be able to list the 19 Propositions of Carl Rogers, or give an academic description of Attachment Theory, but to think and explore for ourselves. The training gave me the confidence to realise I didn't need to know everything, but if I needed to know it, I knew how to find out. Even now, all qualified, our group frequently consult one another, refer to one another, ask for recommendations of books etc. As a neurodivergent person who has never felt part of groups, never accepted, it is a revelation. I hugely value my colleagues, many of whom I met via ICT. I now run a successful private practice, specialising in counselling for neurodivergent people (autism & ADHD principally). I feel the training with ICT prepared me extremely well for this challenge and I was able to set up my PP with confidence. I particularly appreciate the way the (integrative) ICT course encouraged all of us to develop our own styles, which has freed me to figure out what works, in a relatively new field. I would thoroughly recommend ICT.

Lorna was my tutor both times and I love her energy and sense of humour. The group sizes were great and felt more intimate than a large college setting. The psycho education and skills practice were fantastically led and mediated well. 

I have learnt so much from my time with ICT and have always left feeling really confident in my skills and ability post qualification.

Lorna is very experienced and the training was experiential and safely contained. We also had fun as well as it being personally challenging in the right way. I felt cared for and valued on the course I'm truly glad I trained at ICT. 



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