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Open Evenings

Following our update regarding Coronavirus outbreak(click here for update)

In the light of the Coronavirus outbreak and Government directives, Metanoia Institute has decided to move all of the current teaching provisions online until further notice.  We are confident that we are able to continue with the high-quality learning and teaching experiences our students expect during this unprecedented period.

We also anticipate running some future Open Events through online platforms.  These dates will be posted in due course.  Please check our website regularly.

We are determined that our application process will continue as normal. While you would typically need to attend both a certificate course and an introductory weekend before you can be interviewed for a place on our courses, we are changing this to enable prospective students to proceed with an application.

If you wish to submit an application for the course of your choice, then we suggest you do so as soon as possible. Your application will then be reviewed and you will be offered an online interview with the programme leader for your chosen course.

If successful, you will be offered a place on the understanding that you will attend both a certificate course and an introductory course in your chosen modality as soon as we are able to offer these again.

Please note, Metanoia Institute is usually oversubscribed.   Once all offers for 2020/21 have been made, we will start a waiting list for entry in September 2021.

We will keep this page updated with all new information.

If you need some help in deciding which approach suits you best, please feel free to contact Heather Fowlie on heather.fowlie@metanoia.ac.uk or 07790 200515. 

If you know which course you want to apply for you can do this through our website by clicking on that course and then the APPLY NOW button.


Counselling and psychotherapy are among the fastest growing professions in the country.

You may be thinking of training in the field and wondering what that will involve. You may well have asked yourself questions like ....

  • What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
  • What’s it like being a counsellor or psychotherapist?
  • Would I be good at it?
  • How do I choose a training course?
  • How long will it take?
  • Why do some courses only take weeks, but others, years?
  • What qualifications will I need?
  • How much will it all cost?
  • Are the job prospects good?

During this two(2) hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to get answers to these and similar questions, in a relaxed and informal gathering.

We limit the number of attendees to 21, to ensure that the experience you have and insights that you gain, are as meaningful as possible. If, by the time you contact us, this limit has been reached, we will naturally offer you a place on a workshop to be held at a later date.

Cost £10 

To book a place, please use the application form below and make a payment here



Open Evenings 6.30-8.30pm

For the time being our open evenings are closed, if you wish to make an enquiry about attending one of our courses please contact heather.fowlie@metanoia.ac.uk


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