Student Testimonials


Certificate in Counselling Skills


The course was challenging and interesting. Hari Murday, our tutor would regularly stretch, challenge and support students on the course. I gained from it both personally and professionally. I learnt a lot about myself and about my relations with others which gave me a different perspective on several personal issues so that they no longer bother me. Professionally, it has helped lead to a greater understanding of clients. I would recommend the course to anyone, even if they decide not to progress to becoming a counsellor.


Hazel Bate

Stress Management Practitioner

Relaxation for Living & More Ltd


Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling


I have made a very personal as well as academic journey on this course. I feel that I have embodied the techniques of the approach and made them a natural part of me. This has enabled me to gain a deeper awareness of myself and of others resulting in my relationship with myself and others changing. This has also reflected positively on my client work.


The course has enabled me to enter the counselling profession with much more knowledge and confidence than I have experienced from other trainees and some qualified professionals. This is greatly due to the course tutors' personal input into the training provided. The MBET Diploma is definitely a level above the average standard. It is a challenging and exciting course suitable for anyone with a passion to enter the counselling profession with advanced skills and knowledge.


Aysha Noorgat

MBET Graduate

Serene Minds Counselling Ltd


Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling


I have been with MBET since 2012 and I have just completed the first year of the Diploma. For me it's important that the course is interesting, intellectually stimulating and challenging, and MBET's Diploma really achieves this. I have found MBET tutors to be really dynamic, engaging and skilled in their practice and have both breadth and depth of knowledge.


Furthermore, the practice through experiential learning (including mindfulness) has developed my skill and confidence as a trainee therapist, and has certainly helped me in my work as a recovery practitioner in substance misuse. I feel that during the last two years at MBET, through reflection and practice I have become more mindful and self-aware and I have experienced marked personal growth. Thanks MBET!


The courses at MBET offer something for everyone, being integrative they bring together experiential dynamic, emotion focused and CBT (including mindfulness-based) approaches. In addition, being a private training centre, it means that it attracts quality students and the small class size which really facilitates learning. I am enjoying my time at MBET and I would strongly recommend its courses to anyone with an interest in mindfulness and emotion focused therapies.


Hannah Garland

Recovery practitioner at CRI



Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling



I have studied with MBET for the last three years, culminating in the successful completion of the Level-4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  


I can say without hesitation that these have been among the most transformative and emotionally fruitful years of my life.  The curriculum for this course is up to the minute with current developments in contemporary therapeutic practice; informed by the latest neuroscience and clinical research.  The small group sizes are a real bonus and the depth of the course material, although highly challenging both personally and academically, frequently exceed the Level-4 requirements.  


The carefully considered combination of theoretical perspectives blend seamlessly to create a superb foundation for the future.


Tony Chapman


Fast Track Foundation Course 


My initial training in Person Centred and Psychodynamic therapy left me feeling that something was missing. Inspired by my son's own battle with mental health problems and having seen him achieve incredible results through Mindfulness and Acceptance strategies, I came across MBET.


MBET offered an alternative approach, combining Eastern Wisdom traditions with Western science. I was hesitant at crossing into a new way of working, but realise now that this was unquestionably the best thing I could have done both personally and professionally.


The level of encouragement and support Hari (Tutor) has provided on this course is not something I have experienced before. The safe environment created by my fellow students has led me to develop a much deeper level of self-awareness. This new awareness combined with MBET's Mindfulness underpinning has enabled my inner therapist to emerge with growing confidence. I am excited to be moving on to the level 6 Diploma.


Marc Whittaker


Fast Track Foundation Course


When I was introduced to MBET, Hari was just receiving approval for his new innovative course, leapfrogging students from complete beginner to level 4 diploma (or possibly level 6 if you stay with MBET) in 5 months!


This sounds like it would be intense, but learning with Hari is a very pure and natural experience. I loved it from the first session. I would sit for 3 hours enthralled. We learnt through osmosis - truly organic learning. We just sat around listening, practicing and asking questions. The words washed through our minds, and we began to incorporate the learnings into how we were thinking and being. In the naturalness of the environment, we learnt a huge amount. It takes great skill to tailor teaching to each person but that's what we had. 


I knew as soon as we started the first session that there was nowhere else I would rather be.


S Laing


Fast Track Foundation Course


Hari creates a welcoming and open environment, encouraging curiosity and exploration as a way to introduce the students to the MBET approach. The course gives an initial taste of Mindfulness Based Experiential Therapy and includes both theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquisition.


We work in counsellor and client roles in practice sessions with other students. This allows us to get a feel for MBET from both a therapist and a client perspective, and also enables us to learn about ourselves on a personal level.


The MBET approach encourages the client to be ok with difficult emotions, to not struggle with or attempt to get rid of them, but instead to be with and move towards them gradually. It is about creating enough distance from emotions/inner struggles to see with more clarity. 


As trainees, we learn to track the 'client', attending to body language, to 'match and blend', along with building an increasing awareness of what is happening with the 'client', within and for us and within the relationship on an implicit and explicit level.


The course also guides the students in building up their own Mindfulness practice, so that they can become/bring a calm and grounded presence to the therapy sessions.


It is a fast track, intensive, and transformative introduction to the training. The best decision I have ever made.


Stephanie Murray


Diploma in Mindfulness Based Experiential Therapy (Stage 1)


The tutors Hari and Mark, have created a space for the group to be held and grow, with a good balance between being encouraging and challenging. They encourage us to flourish as therapists by embracing our individuality and our uniqueness while being informed by the integrative MBET way of doing therapeutic work.


On a personal and professional level, I have found it to be a transformational course and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work on Hari's MBET programme. As you work on the inner world, the outer world changes, and having a supportive group to check in with weekly and to learn and grow with, guided by truly outstanding tutors, it is an invaluable and life changing experience.


The course is above and beyond, probably one of the best training ground for doing healing work.


Stephanie Murray


Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling


The Mindfulness Based Experiential Therapy (MBET) training centre is a private centre, and as far as I know is the only centre that brings together knowledge of East and West in its training programme.


In a safe environment, trainees explore more personal material from various therapeutic approaches during the first year of the training. The second year dives into recent experiential approaches informed by research which eventually enables trainees to work with deeper emotional and psychological problems.


What is exceptional about MBET training is having a small class; an assurance that  personal and professional needs of trainees are well supported. You have two tutors with different personalities and approaches to teaching and working as therapists.


Interestingly, the centre is culture sensitive and trainees are from diverse backgrounds and ‘Diversity is Strength’.


The MBET course is academically, personally and professionally challenging. At the end it prepares you to undertake higher level qualifications, including easy access onto courses dealing with severe mental health (psychopathology).


If you would like to be a step ahead in training as an integrative counsellor / psychotherapist, then MBET is where you should train.


D. Gunn

Clinical Supervisor & Group Facilitator (MADAS)





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