Registration is now open for elop’s Foundation Certificate in LGBT+ Affirmative Counselling

Delivered through a mix of online and in-person sessions, this 12-week course starts on 22nd April 2023. It is open to all LGBT+ community members and allies and is suitable for people ready to start their counselling journey.

elop’s Foundation Certificate makes sure that affirmative practice is at the core of our philosophy. By learning through an affirmative, intersectional & inclusive lens, we believe people will be in a better position to understand their LGBT+ clients and support them with care and compassion.

This course is transformational. I was constantly surprised by how much it has already impacted positively on my own personal life, relationships, and career perspectives – thank you so much!
(Previous student)

This unique course is currently the only LGBT+ Affirmative Counselling Certificate in the UK – and the only counselling certificate that is taught in a Queer environment. It includes an introduction to counselling theory; practical counselling skills training; creative activities that will explore your own feelings and experience; and reflective discussion. Successful completion of the Foundation Certificate is an entry pathway to elop’s professional counselling qualification, which will launch in January 2024.

Want to hear more?

We are holding 3 online Information Sessions, which will provide an opportunity to meet the Programme Lead and hear further information about the course and how it fits within our wider provision for trainee counsellors. There will also be a chance to ask questions.

Dates for online Information Sessions are:

  • 23rd January 12.30 – 1.30pm
  • 3rd February 1 – 2pm
  • 13th February 4.30 – 5.30pm


Contact elop’s Training and Education Team at: [email protected] to request an Application Pack.

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