The Academy: Sheffield Psychotherapy and Counselling Education (S.P.A.C.E) Ltd

We have been established since 2010 and are a specialist training organisation dedicated to developing ‘people skills’. We are an independent, leading Counsellor training provider in Sheffield!

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?

We offer a Foundations in Counselling course and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. The Foundation course runs as two groups; Monday 9.30-1pm OR Monday 6.00-9.30pm starting September 2024. 

We are holding an Online Information Evening for people interested in the Foundation course on Monday 10th June at 6.30pm.  Please use this link to book a place!

          Why Study with us?

  • A solid and professional training delivered by knowledgeable, expert practitioner-tutors
  • This three year Diploma course supports you through to completion of all training requirements.
  • Experience and research indicates clients are best served by an approach that takes account of their diversity: we train students to use the therapeutic relationship as the agent of change, to respond to a variety of people and problems with a range of methods.
  • We place a high value on integrity and ethical practice.
  • Past students have all gained placement experience in the public and voluntary sector in Sheffield and the surrounding region.
  • Former students have successfully entered private practice and/or gained posts in the public sector (primary and secondary health, education) and voluntary sector and gained NCS/BACP accreditation.
  • Small classes (max 14)
  • Learning materials, refreshments and specialist library provided

Please see our ‘Courses’ page and ‘downloads’ section for Course fees (to be updated for 2024/25) and Entry requirements.

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, 2021, 2022 and 2023

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.

Directors: Gail Evans, Julie Howorth, Sally Lee

Tutors : Claire Wood, Julie Howorth, Zoe Hilbert, Emma Cuckson, Suzy Henry and Eleanor McMillan plus guest speakers 

Supervisors: Emma Garrard, Suzy Henry, Annabel Marshall-Foster, Sarah-Jane Hull and Judi Harrison.

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 & Psychotherapy Society which means that graduates have a more straightforward route to apply for registration and the Accredited Register.

Registered Office: The Coach House, 1A Filey Street, Sheffield S10 2FF

Registered in England and Wales, Company number 13975987     

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