The Institute of Pastoral Counselling was launched in 2001 to provide high quality
professional counselling training which took seriously Christian theology and spirituality.
This was initially carried forward by running day seminars for counsellors wanting
to explore the interface between their professional practice and their faith, and
by offering an Advanced Diploma and University validated Diploma in Pastoral Counselling.
We currently run short and longer Continuing Professional Development courses for
both counsellors and clergy.
The Institute of Pastoral Counselling was founded by Ruth Layzell, Alistair Ross,
Philip Allin and Rosemary Langford-Bellaby. Mogs Bazely joined the team in 2005 when
Rosemary left to give more time to her other commitments. Ruth and Mogs are the current
co-Directors of IPC.