Our Ethos

We believe that this training does much more than prepare you for a professional career in counselling, we truly believe that this training helps you to fully become the person you are.

It is important that you feel comfortable, accepted and free to explore yourself and the world of counselling without judgements.  Our students tell us they have life-changing moments whilst with us and we are honoured by the depth and openness which our students choose to share with us and each other.

You will never be 'pushed' to go deeper than feels comfortable for you and we will support you at each new junction on your journey.

All our courses are run by practicing professionals in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and are designed to incorporate all new government legislation and requirements. 

Training to be a Counsellor

Training to become a counsellor is a fascinating journey to take.  At Heartwood you will be invited to explore aspects of yourself, your relationships and your history.

We are all unique individuals and at Heartwood, we believe in keeping an open mind and an acceptance of all that you bring.

We believe that it is important to create a learning environment in which the student feels safe to explore, be creative and grow.

About Heartwood

Heartwood provides professional accredited training in counselling and psychotherapy.  We also have a variety of post qualification courses in Mindful Practice, Supervision, and Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  We also offer an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Counselling Young People, as well as Couples CounsellingWe also have a variety of CPD workshops.

This is all located in the heart of Devon within the beautiful grounds of The Dartington Hall Estate.  

We work under the ethical framework laid out by the BACP.  We run courses that are accredited by leading professional bodies such as the NCS (National Counselling Society).  Our accredited courses are fully moderated and externally verified to ensure high standards are met.  You are therefore guaranteed a high-quality of training. Our Diploma students can apply to become Student Members of the BACP or NCS whilst in training and registered members once qualified.