Fees & Entry Requirements


Certificate in Counselling & Therapeutic Expressive Arts - £850.00

Psychotherapeutic Diploma 3-year course - £2,995 yearly

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy* (top-up) - £1,995

Supervision Diploma - Contact us for fees

Couples Diploma - Contact us for fees

Higher Diploma in Creative Expressive Therapeutic Arts - Contact us for fees

Concession might be available – proof required.

*If you have already completed the Psychotherapeutic Diploma at ROA or an equivalent, this course will allow you to complete a fourth year to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy.


ROA, a privately funded college, offers bursaries to eligible individuals. The ROA Bursary Programme provides financial assistance to those pursuing psychotherapeutic counselling studies and training.

Additional Fees

BACP student membership (£82 per year), supervision (average £40-60 per session), personal counselling (£30-£40 per session), insurance (on average £50 per year.


Please note that this is not a funded course, but you can access a reduced rate according to individual entitlement criteria (e.g. employment status). When you apply, please let us know if you are on a low income (requires proof).

Flexible Payment By Installments

  • Payments by monthly standing order or direct debit only.
  • 10% discount for payment in full.
  • Payments commence one month after the interview.
  • Deposit of 10% is required.

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Entry Requirements

The Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Our Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling is intellectually demanding and requires self-exploration with personal growth to meet the training's challenges. Candidates must fill out an application form and meet course-specific admission requirements:

  • Completed Reflect On Academy Level 3 Certificate in Counselling or equivalent at level 3.
  • Completed CV
  • A passport-sized photograph.
  • Enhanced disclosures via the Criminal Records Bureau 
  • Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee reports.

In line with BACP requirements, you also need to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Self-awareness, maturity, and stability. 
  • Ability to make use of and reflect upon life experience.
  • Capacity to cope with the emotional demand of the course.
  • Ability to cope with intellectual and academic requirements.
  • Ability to form a helping relationship.
  • Ability to be self-critical and use both positive and negative feedback.
  • Some awareness of prejudice and oppression.
  • Awareness of the nature of difference and equality.  
  • Ability to recognise the need for personal and professional support.
  • A primary need for training in helping others rather than personal counselling. 

Application Process

You must address these requirements in your statements in the application and responses to the criteria questionnaire, which has to be completed as part of the application process. We will send you course information to complete and return to the course administrator.

Securing a place

Our decision to offer a place is based on your written application form, the above entry requirements and your interview. The interview is a crucial element of the selection process. To be given a place, you must demonstrate the above requirements on the BACP website (BACP Ethical Framework).

Language Requirement

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency (oral and written) at level 5 to ensure that you can meet our course requirements. If you have yet to receive an English education, you may be required to take a test administered by The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) https://www.ielts.org/.