Why train with us?

We are a specialist college dedicated solely to training counsellors to the highest standards. We are proud of our highly experienced professional staff. Because we are small we are able to build supportive, individual relationships with our students.

We offer a three year BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling (subject to validation) by Middlesex University. This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by Matrix, and is awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. We are undergoing a planned five yearly re-validation event by Middlesex University in January 2018.

We follow the UKCP Standards for Education and Training. This means that on successful completion of the course it is possible (after having completed additional client hours) to gain UKCP registration as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

Our counselling training runs in Ipswich and Norwich. We have students travelling to us from many areas for example Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough. We currently have students from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Lincolnshire.

Click on the video below to meet Fiona Paul, the Head of Training, and find out more about what we can do for you.

Applications for the academic year 2019-20 open on 2nd January 2019

Please submit your application as early possible as we are experiencing an increase in interest in our course and places fill quickly.

Taster Sessions

We regularly run taster sessions that give you an opportunity to find our more information about Matrix College. The sessions run for three hours.

Saturday 2nd February 10 - 1pm Ipswich
Saturday 9th February 10 - 1pm Wymondham
Friday 12th April 6 - 9pm Wymondham
Saturday 25th May 10 - 1pm Ipswich

If you are interested in attending please contact Nikkita on nikkita@matrix-training.org


“The integrative ethos of the course is really stimulating and I think that the encouragement from the tutors to be open and explore different theories and integrate these into a personal framework has been liberating.”

“Gaining my BSc with Matrix has enabled me to secure a post with Mind for the Wellbeing service. ...gaining this qualification has meant everything to me, as now my work is a pleasure which I am very privileged to have.”

Matrix College Graduates