A little bit about us

Long Valley Therapy Training, located in Kent, was founded by Nick Langley, an established professional with many years of experience in the counselling training sector. With a background in both further education and private training, Nick recognised the need for a customised approach to counsellor training that is often difficult to achieve within the constraints of awarding body frameworks. At Long Valley Therapy Training, we design all of our training programs in-house, drawing from the wealth of experience that our team of experts has accumulated over the years. We avoid using generic templates for our courses, ensuring that each provision is tailored to the specific goals of the training.

The logo for Long Valley Therapy Training, a Kent based Counsellor training provider. Image is a set of brown circles, each subsequently smaller than the previous and arranged to appear like the growth rings of a tree.

Our training ethos

An effective training centre will always be underpinned by a strong training ethos, philosophy and set of values:

Our overarching philosophy

At Long Valley Therapy Training, we believe that high-quality counsellor training services are crucial for the future of counselling and psychotherapy practice. We are committed to providing a relevant, forward-facing training experience that equips our trainees with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to succeed in their careers.

We place a strong emphasis on building a solid theoretical foundation, and we are equally committed to exploring the critical philosophical underpinnings of our trainees’ approaches. Our aim is to ensure that our trainees are equipped with a comprehensive understanding of both the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

Our teaching staff is carefully selected for their passion, experience, and qualifications in teaching and learning, as well as their expertise in counselling and psychotherapy. We believe that teaching is a highly skilled profession, and we only work with counselling tutors who hold a teaching qualification. By doing so, we ensure that our trainees receive the highest quality instruction and support throughout their training journey.

Our core teaching values/beliefs

  • Opportunities to develop personal awareness and engage in self development are vital and should be integrated throughout.
  • Every learner is wonderfully individual and deserves our flexibility; we value our trainees feedback, questions and contributions.
  • Networking and collaboration with placement providers and local counsellors/therapists is essential.
  • Criticality is vital in Counselling and Psychotherapy practice
About the Owner

Nick Langley

Nick Langley, the founder of Long Valley Therapy Training, has been working in the counselling sector since 2012 and is a senior accredited counsellor with the National Counselling Society. While Nick originally trained as an integrative counsellor, he has developed a particular interest in existential and nature-based models of therapy over the years.

Through his expertise and passion for counselling, Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Long Valley Therapy Training, and is committed to providing a high-quality and innovative training experience for all of our trainees.

  • MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice – pass with distinction
  • NCS Specialist Training in Counselling Supervision
  • L5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Sector (DTLLS)


The Wild Space Kent Project

A collaborative, eco-centric project offering nature-based therapy, training & workshops.

Nick is a co-founder and he is actively involved in delivering the project’s  aims: bring the people of Kent closer to their wild roots and more closely in tune with the natural world.

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