If you are thinking about training to be a counsellor, or would like to chat to someone to find out more about what this involves, please get in touch with us at the centre.  The centre has a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere ideal for learning and we are always keen to hear from people who are considering a change of direction in their career.


The Ellesmere Centre offers a three year training leading to the Diploma in Integrative & Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling. This is a part-time course with each training year consisting of one training weekend per month between September and June (10 months). The core modality is Transactional Analysis but other models and theories are also integrated. Once completed, the Diploma may be used to meet the training requirement for BACP Accreditation and is the minimum requirement for working as a trained counsellor.

The Ellesmere Centre offers a full TA psychotherapy training to CTA (Certified Transactional Analyst) level. This psychotherapy training leads to registration with UKCP as a Psychotherapist. Trainees holding the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling may continue on a fourth year of training towards qualifying as a psychotherapist.