Certificate Level Year 1 – Combined Certificate and Diploma in Adlerian Counselling

Our next Certificate course will be a weekend course in Aberavon – Details to follow

Certificate Level Year 1 – Adlerian Counselling –

Year 1 of the course (certificate level) is open to those aged 23 or over who have completed an Introduction to Adler course.

The complete three-year part-time course  provides a firm foundation in counselling theory, skills, practice and personal development, using an integrative approach underpinned by the theory and practice formulated by Alfred Adler ( 1870-1937), whose thinking has influenced psychodynamic, cognitive and humanistic approaches. Adlerian counselling takes an holistic view of the person in his or her social setting, exploring the purpose of their behaviour and the influence of childhood memories and experience on challenges faced in the here and now.  It emphasises a counselling relationship based on equality, respect and encouragement and is taught at our Counselling and Training Centre in Narberth.

The course presents a thorough training in both the theory and practice of counselling with an emphasis on experiential work and personal development. Students are required to have a minimum of twenty hours of their own personal counselling during each year of the course.  The Adlerian Centre has a list of local counsellors, some of whom offer reduced rates to students.

Acceptance on the course is subject to satisfactory interview and references.   Openness, capacity for learning and readiness for personal development may prove more important than past academic achievement.

Structure of the Course

Time:     Wednesday evening 6.00pm – 9.15 pm

Date:      Start weekend Saturday 16 & 17 September 2017*

Wednesday’s from the 20 September 2017


The course begins in September and ends in June/July each year and takes place in the Adlerian Centre, a purpose-built facility in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. There are 30–33 weeks in each academic year, divided into 3 terms of varying lengths to accommodate school holidays. Students are additionally required to attend a minimum of 4 approved Saturday CPD training days per academic year.

Year 1 (certificate level) begins and ends with an opening and closing weekend (Saturday 16th September 2017 10.00–4.15 and Sunday 17th September 2017 10.00–2.00); and also has an additional Saturday during the Spring Term in preparation for the external residential component of up to a week shortly before or after the Easter break (depending on when Easter falls). The certificate course is run annually, currently in the evenings.

Certificate Modules

  • Core counselling skills
  • Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology
  • Adlerian Lifestyle/Counselling skills
  • Personal Development
  • Grief and Loss
  • Non Adlerian Approaches
  • Continuing Professional Development (4 days) 

Weekend and residential dates will be notified well in advance; attendance at ALL these sessions is a fundamental and non-negotiable requirement of the course.


This course is accredited by the Adlerian Society of UK (ASIIP) The FULL cost of training is £2,900** per annum (£500  deposit non-returnable) and 10 monthly installments are available upon application.   This includes:

  • all course tuition;
  • all course administration;
  • all course materials;
  • the cost of 4 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) days, provided by the Society, each year;***
  • membership of ASoW for the academic year;
  • annual membership of ASIIP (who award the Diploma).


Please contact:  Administrator, Adlerian Society of Wales, 56 St James Street, Narberth, SA67 7DA

Tel:   01834 860330    Email:   info@adleriansocietywales.org.uk.

For Further information see our INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS brochure.



* The Adlerian College of Wales reserves the right to make changes to the dates and course content where necessary

**Costs subject to confirmation

*** CPD days approved by Adlerian Society of Wales, any other CPD at students personal cost