DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING
Start training in January 2025
A deeply experiential Humanistic Psychotherapy Training Programme
Homa offers an innovative, experiential approach to psychotherapy training. Our unique four year programme starts with a Foundation Year designed to enhance your personal development. The next three years’ curriculum is rich, demanding and deeply practical. You will develop and grow your therapeutic skills so that you become a psychotherapist who is a safe pair of hands to be of service to your clients. You will enter the profession with everything you need to create a thriving practice.
We cannot be fully human, living meaningful lives, without being open and deeply connected to ourselves and our bodies, to each other and nature. At Homa, independent thinking, self-awareness, relational depth, embodiment, social justice and eco-therapy are fundamental aspects of a training programme which is both ground-breaking and rooted in theory. Homa’s creative, Humanistic and Integrative curriculum is rigorous and predominantly non-academic.
Train at Homa and you will become the barometers of our age, embracing a powerful role in being active listeners of human experience and reactions to a changing world.
In the words of our trainees...
Walk the walk with us and grow into
the psychotherapist you want to be
TRAINING AT HOMA
THE FOUNDATION YEAR
The Foundation Year is an experiential psychotherapy programme offering you a powerful year of personal and professional exploration, enquiry and growth.
This is the ideal way to start the process of becoming a psychotherapist. You can dip your toe in the water before you decide if you want to go on to complete the full training programme and qualify as a practitioner.
In the Foundation Year you will explore all that it means to be you and how you are in relationships, through the lens of humanistic theoretical traditions.
The Homa Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (years 2-4) is open to anyone who has successfully completed the The Homa Foundation Year.
THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
Years 2 - 4
The Homa Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy is both broad and deep. With 744 tutor-taught hours and residential modules, it is one of the most substantial trainings available in London today, offering significantly more hours than are required to qualify as a psychotherapist. We believe that this is how long it takes for you to develop your unique qualities, skills and confidence as a practitioner.
You will learn about and practise therapeutic models such as Gestalt, Existential, Formative and Person-Centred Therapy. The training programme includes modules on sexuality, social justice and cultural competence, eco-therapy, movement and embodiment. These themes are woven into the fabric of the training as well as having their own distinct, in-depth modules.
TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP
Attend an Introductory Workshop
The Homa introductory workshop is the first step in the application process. This workshop, led by Homa course tutors, provides an opportunity to discover more about the structure and content of the Homa Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Meet the tutors and your potential peers, ask questions, see the space and find out if our training is right for you. The introductory workshop lasts two hours and takes place in the evening or on a Saturday morning.
Next workshop: 5th March 2024 (see more dates)
Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Homa, 26 Lloyd Baker Street, London WC1X 9AW
Tickets for the Introductory Workshops are booked via Eventbrite
ALL OF YOU IS WELCOME
We are committed to making our training as accessible as we can to people who dream of becoming psychotherapists. If what you have read so far on this page resonates with you and you are curious, keen and committed, then you have what it takes to do the Homa Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. You don’t need more professional or life experience or more academic qualifications than you already have. Your commitment, alongside your curiosity and enthusiasm are welcome, as are any fears or uncertainty you might have. All of who you are is welcome.
ONE STEP AT A TIME
You may be reading this already knowing that you definitely want to train as a psychotherapist. If that's the case, the Homa Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy will provide the theory and experience you need to qualify as a practitioner.
But what if you're not sure yet? We offer a limited number of places for the Foundation Year only. If you're interested in the possibility of being a psychotherapist but you're not certain, the Foundation Year means that you can experience a powerful and transformative year which will set you on a new path in your life, whatever you do next.
By the end of the year you will know whether the training is the next step for you. Whichever direction you choose, you will have developed significant skills, understanding and experience that will benefit and enrich your life, both personally and professionally.