Two Year Diploma in Mindfulness based Therapeutic Counselling

Professional Counselling Training – Level 4

(Accredited by CPCAB)

To be held at the Crownhill Fort, Plymouth.

Applications now being received for

September  2018 intake.




The course will run on Thursday evenings 5.30pm – 9.00pm. There will be some Sat workshops and a three-day residential  retreat in Year 2.

A thorough and extensive grounding in the theory and practice of mindfulness in relationship specifically oriented to counselling practice.

This is a structured professional training that will be delivered through personal experiential learning, group enquiry, reflective practice, skills training, live supervision, tutor presentations, seminars, mindfulness practice and workshops.

There will be self, peer and tutor feedback and support, and also formal assessments and assignments. The emphasis is on practical skills training and experiential learning, including group inquiry, but we welcome students with diverse learning styles. Wide reading and lively discussion will be encouraged. Individual tutorials will be available, where your individual learning needs can be explored and supported.

For information about the course curriculum and assessment process  click here

Our theoretical base is humanistic and existential and supported by mindfulness teaching and traditions drawn from Buddhist psychology.

This course will be run by Julie Jeffs (Core Tutor) and associate trainers Alison Merchant and Alan Chatting. Hazel Wright will run the group supervision sessions in (Year Two). Our trainers are BACP or UKCP accredited (or both) with many years of teaching and therapy practice under their belts.

From time to time, we invite external tutors to come and teach on the course.  This year Dr Karamat-Ali taught the session on working with difference and diversity.  Duncan Moss and Ramon also joined us on the  3 day residential retreat at Sharpham.

Who the course is intended for

  • Anyone wanting a professional counselling qualification
  • Qualified professionals seeking to deepen and enhance their work and increase their sense of personal enrichment
  • Those who are interested in Mindfulness and would like to experience an in-depth training as a resource, or who are interested in undertaking some substantial CPD
  • Those attracted to the Humanistic and Mindfulness Psychotherapy model, or those who may not who may not wish to attend a psychotherapy training
  • We welcome enquiries from anyone who can show they have successfully completed a Level 3 Counselling training, or equivalent.


Starts On:
September 20, 2018
5:30 PM
Ends On:
September 20, 2018
9:00 PM


It is with heartfelt gratitude that I write this feedback. The last two years have taken me on an amazing journey and I do feel I have come home to myself with grace. Your grace, wisdom and smile have been an inspiration and I can’t thank you enough for all I have learnt and the direction I am heading. The belief I have in myself is purely down to the process you have offered me over the past two years. SD

‘I can be myself here’. – PT  Nov 17

‘I feel I’m learning from the inside out’. NB Nov 17


This centre offers a unique experience in counselling training and the tutors provide a spiritual framework for learning which is full of self-discovery.  The rooms that are used have been made into creatively colourful open spaces which provide a sense of calm which enables the practice of mindfulness, fundamental to the humanistic training here. Without exception the students were very satisfied with the level of training, they felt very well  supported and were experiencing  a deeply rewarding journey in self-development.’