Did you know.....

Grounded Learning Ltd is now a SAAS approved training provider.

This means you may be able to access a grant to support your programme of study

To find out if you are eligible click here


Grounded Learning's Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma

Having been validated by SQA at SCQF level 10 & receiving initial validation by COSCA, names are now being taken for our Diploma, with opportunity to undertake the training in Aberdeen, Kirkcaldy and Dumfries

Pluralistic in nature, our course will recognise the unique strengths and qualities of the therapeutic relationship and is based on a humanistic client led philosophy but uniquely is further theoretically informed by other Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural theories. There is an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, empowerment of clients’ and awareness of social and cultural contexts as being at the core of therapeutic change.

Your counsellor learning journey will involve a fascinating combination of teaching in theory, research, practice and professional issues, and self-development, all of which are designed to be directly linked to practice placement.

The course will contain a blend of face to face and remote learning. 

Criteria for entry is the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills.

If you would like to be considered for this programme of study just click here and complete our online application form

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

Are you looking for something to enhance you current or future professional life or just somebody wanting to understand themselves better?

You will improve your communication skills and and your ability to get the best out of others by undertaking The COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills. This course will give you new techniques and insights into yourself and other people. It can also be a stepping stone onto a Diploma Programme. To find out the structure and content of this course click here

We are offering the course in Aberdeen,Aberdeenshire, Dumfries, Kirkcaldy & Alloa starting  in August/September 2021

For Aberdeen day class - dates cost & venue click here

For Aberdeen weekend class - dates cost & venue click here

For Aberdeenshire dates, cost & venue click here

For Dumfries evening dates, cost & venue click here

For Dumfries OCT dates, cost & venue click here

For Kirkcaldy day class - dates, cost & venue click here

For Kirkcaldy evening class - dates, cost & venue click here

For Alloa dates & venue click here

For our online weekend delivery click here

To apply for any of the above venues, it couldn't be easier.  Just click here and complete our online application form expressing which location you are interested in studying in

In keeping with current Government guidleines, this course will be delivered face to face or via Zoom

Grounded Learning Ltd. is an organisation at the leading edge of delivering and developing humanistic practices in growth, development & support

Set up in 2016, Gounded Learning Ltd has the capacity to offer:

Training - in counselling skills, counselling and supervision.  At present we are offering two courses:

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision

Individual counselling - For adults & young people

Employee Assistance Programmes - for organisations that wish to support their employees

Supervision - for counsellors, therapists and anyone in the care sector

Tailor-made training for organisations - within the public, private and voluntary sector

Research- to look at a specific aspect of your organisation or to set up routine outcomes practices

Services for young people - Including counselling

As an organisational member of COSCA, Grounded Learning Ltd. adheres to their code of ethics and practice





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