Dunamis Therapy Hub is a small private college offering a humanistic creative therapeutic diploma in counselling. We also offer studio events for continual professional development and therapeutic groups covering issues such as depression, anxiety and the challenges of parenting.
Based in East Sussex, we are passionate about writing, philosophical thinking, spiritual connections, creativity, imagination and research.
Dunamis is a Greek word referring to “strength, power, or ability.” It is the root word of our English words dynamite, dynamo and dynamic.
We passionately believe in everyone’s potential to access dynamic energy to facilitate change – by sharing experience, wisdom and hope we can all move towards greater compassion, strength, wellbeing and love for self and others.
Our aim is to open-mindedly approach life issues as apposed to fitting people into pre-established frameworks
How do I become a counsellor?
By studying with Dunamis you will undertake humanistic creative therapeutic learning. You will train in Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and learn about creative therapies and existential ideas. You can find out more about how to become a counsellor here – how do I become a counsellor?
Our small private college offers high quality training in creative counselling therapy. This college is run by tutors with a collective counselling experience of over 60 years and tutoring experience of more than 30 years.
The Diploma is part time and selection for the course is by application, interview and group participation.
We seek to facilitate the growth of highly motivated, enthusiastic ethical counsellors.
We expect our students will be independent learners and motivated towards professionalism. We assess their progress through the following:
Excellent time keeping
Excellent log and paper keeping
Personal responsibility for learning and reading around session aims
Membership of the BACP and adherence to the code of ethics
Social and emotional competency
Interactions with staff and other students
Introspection and reflection on their learning and counselling practice
Engagement with supervision and personal therapy
Our ethical philosophy places a high value on community and we look for ways to positively engage with the wider community by:
Offering low cost therapy to groups for depression, anxiety and for parenting issues
Offering a bursary as appropriate for reduced fees when funds permit for one student a year. The bursary will be offered on application prior to the start of the year, potential candidates will be interviewed and must fulfil the criteria set out for this link here. For an application contact the Dunamis course director link here
When Dunamis Studio events or the Diploma make a profit 10% will go to a chosen local charity.
When borrowing a book from the Dunamis library, students will be encouraged to contribute a small charge which will also go to our chosen charity
Fees and more
Fees are payable in advance for the first three terms.
Fees are not refundable if students choose to leave or are asked to leave for unethical practice.
Unethical practice will not be tolerated and will result in Dunamis taking all necessary and appropriate steps to ensure public safety.
A staff member is a trained first aider is on duty throughout the Diploma day. A First Aid box is kept in the course director’s office
Fire drills are held once a term the muster point is in the car park behind WH Smith on New Road.
In the event of a fire or the fire alarm sounding please leave the building immediately and make your way to the muster point and notify the tutor that you are present and of any one you know who is absent.
The tutor will notify the fire service and take the register.