Six week introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling

This is our exciting 6 week (once weekly) part-time course for which a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded following successful completion of all requirements.

The course is open to anyone. It attracts people who work in areas such as nursing, caring, teaching, voluntary work, customer services, HR and also parents and family members who want to begin to understand those around them and themselves.

The course will also help as a preparation for further training on the Enfield Counselling Service Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling  course.

Student Guidance Notes on COVID-19 

ECS will endeavor to offer in-person training. However safe practice and teaching is paramount at ECS therefore we will adhere to guidelines at any given time. For this reason ECS are developing a multi-mode delivery strategy in order to accommodate the current climate.

Course date: Friday 29th April
Time: Fridays 9:30 am – 12:45pm
Location: ECS 1A London Road, Enfield, EN2 6BN
Fees: £195.00

Deposit of £19.50 to secure your place

Get in touch with any questions about this course.

Download and fill in the application form, then return by email to ECS.

Who is the course for?
This 6 week course provides you with an opportunity to explore what counselling is about and will introduce you to basic counselling skills. It will be helpful to anyone with a helping function in their work and also for anyone interested in finding out more about counselling and developing basic communication skills to use both in your personal and professional life.

What are the aims of the course

  • To acquaint you with the counselling training processes and experiential learning.
  • To introduce you to personal growth work and an understanding of its place in Psychodynamic counselling training.
  • To raise awareness of what psychodynamic counselling is and is not, where its use is appropriate and the basic ethics and responsibilities involved.

What are the entry requirements?
No formal qualifications are required but you should be aware that the course involves experiential learning (using your experiences) and self-awareness exercises.

What learning methods will be used? 

    • Weekly interactive lectures introducing the psychodynamic approach
    • Weekly experiential group facilitated by a Group psychotherapist .
    • Reflecting upon and examining attitudes and beliefs towards mental health
  • Opportunities to develop self-awareness through sharing experiences with other group members. Practising and trying out new ways of relating with other group members and receiving feedback.

There will be a selection of handouts provided during the course.

What topics are covered on the course?

    • Introducing psychodynamic theories
    • Introducing and practising basic counselling skills
    • Exploring attitudes, values and beliefs about human nature
    • Introducing psychopathology and presenting symptoms
  • Exploring and acquiring ways of responding through sharing ideas and feedback within the group

Course Assessment
There is no formal assessment but a minimum of 80% attendance is required for course completion. On successful completion students will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. This course is validated by the Enfield Counselling Service.

Course Information
The course is held at Enfield Counselling Service and consists of 18 hours (3 hours per day) of sessions over 6 weeks. Course dates are given on the enclosed sheet.

NB. Completion of this course does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor.

The Staff:
The course tutors are qualified and experienced psychotherapists and psychodynamic counsellors.

To enrol on the course, please complete the application form and send it together with the enrolment fee of £19.50 to secure your place, to the address below. Full payment is required before start of course.

Students taking the Introductory Course will be considered for entry to the Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling course.

Sarah P.

Wow! What an experience! I really enjoyed my time on this course, it has made me think about so many parts of my life and really has helped me to the think about the way I can help others.

Ruth J.

This introductory course has been a great eye-opener and it has given me the confidence to move forward with training to become a counsellor.

Peter B.

Since my introduction course I am now on the Certificate course and I will like to continue here at ECS to train on their Diploma course.

Kay L.