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 validated 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 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 2018-19 academic year open on 2nd January 2018

Taster Sessions

We are running two Taster Sessions to give you an opportunity to find out more information about Matrix College. The sessions run for three hours and cost £20.00 to attend. They are being held on the following dates:

Norwich Taster Session
Sunday 12th November 2017 - 10am to 1pm at The Norwich Steiner School

Ipswich Taster Session
Saturday 13th January 2018 - 10am to 1pm at Iceni, Ipswich

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

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


“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