Counsellor Training


For anyone who has a heart for people, is involved in pastoral care and/or is interested in becoming a Christian Counsellor, or wishes to work with the spiritual dimension of counselling.

All the courses are ACC recognised and contain the necessary elements for accreditation as a counsellor, and can also be used to access degree and diploma level courses. 

About UCHM Courses

The complete UCHM Training Programme consists of :-

  • Level 2 Foundation Christian Counselling                 —     Four weekends over four months
  • Level 3 Intermediate Certificate in Counselling         —     15 months
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling                —     2 years.

       The UCHM Advanced Diploma progresses onto the one-year part time BSc Therapeutic counselling course at Leeds Beckett University.  Progression is dependent upon meeting entrance requirement for the BSc and to the ongoing delivery of the course.

  • To find out more about the above courses, please follow the links on the left.


    All of the courses are held at our centre in Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, unless otherwise stated. Our training is held in a pleasant, peaceful environment, and our training rooms are well equipped.


    We run two day conferences as part of these courses, on specific subjects, and these include:

    • Advanced Counselling Skills
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Working with Sexual Trauma 
    • Working with Homosexuality
    • Eating Disorders and Addictions

    These training events are usually opened up for anyone who meets the required criteria to attend. Upcoming conferences can be found on our home page at the right hand side.


    What can you gain from the UCHM training courses?
    There is an increasing demand for counselling skills, both in the modern workplace and in the wider community. We are able to offer a high quality training programme for pastoral carers, Christian counsellors and all who wish to work with the spiritual dimension of counselling.


    Our courses are flexible, modular courses designed to train Christian counsellors to professional standards, but accessible at levels 2 and 3 to pastoral carers and all who work with people . The full training programme at UCHM consists of the Foundation course over four weekends, the Intermediate Certificate course held over 15 months, and the Advanced Diploma course held over two years.


    How are the Courses Assessed? 
    Assessment procedures for the course units include essays, video and audio tapes, supervisors' assessment, peer group assessment.


    UCHM’s Training Standards Committee makes recommendations for certification.


    For more detailed information on the courses, please follow the links on the left or contact the centre.