Sheffield Psychotherapy and Counselling Education (S.P.A.C.E)

We are a specialist training organisation dedicated to developing ‘people skills’.

We offer a Foundations in Counselling course and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. The Foundation course will run Monday and Friday mornings (9.30-1pm) starting in September. There will be One Diploma Group starting in October on Thursday mornings 9.30-2pm. 

Do you:-

  • Want to understand more about yourself and others and improve communication skills?
  • Seek to enhance an existing role involving listening and interpersonal or ‘people’ skills?
  • Want to train as a counsellor/psychotherapist?
  • Wish to enhance your personal and/or professional development?
  • Need to develop your staff to communicate and deal with the public or colleagues more effectively?

Knowledgeable, experienced tutors, qualified counsellors
Small classes and individualised attention
Learning materials, refreshments and specialist library provided

Gail Evans interview where she talks about Counsellor Training. Click on link to view

Our External Examiner has rated our centre as ‘Outstanding’ in 2020 and 2021

The External Examiner commends the Centre for its learning pathway and for its commitment to standards and quality in the delivery of its training programme.

The content of sampled work is comprehensive and demonstrates high quality submissions, often recognised by the tutors as being ’Outstanding’, even ‘Fabulous’, in content, structure, writing style and understanding of the integrative counselling model as delivered by S.P.A.C.E. The sampled range of submissions provides evidence not only of compliance to the teaching programme but also of a commitment to the core training model and to the training philosophy which underpins the Diploma training programme.

The range of assessed submissions scrutinised by the External Examiner …has been consistent, constructive and developmental. The inclusion of formative and summative feedback from Assessors is essential to the development of learning and tutors have highlighted strengths and areas for future development. In addition, tutor feedback has been exemplary – comprehensive, encouraging, supportive and affirming.

Patron: Professor Colin Feltham
Directors: Gail Evans, Julie Howorth, Sally Lee

Tutors : Emma Garrard, Claire Wood, Suzy Henry, Gill Bradley and Beth Hill

Supervisors: Gail Evans, Julie Howorth, Kevin Tobin, Emma Garrard, Gill Bradley and Annabel Marshall-Foster

Our counselling courses are carefully designed to support students to develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and interpersonal and professional skills needed to help others with emotional problems. Counselling courses also help a student’s personal growth and self-understanding. Our professional counsellor training is devised to meet BACP requirements.

Our Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy course has been accredited by the National Counselling Society which means that graduates have a more straightforward route to apply for registration and the Accredited Register.


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