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 Iron Mill College was founded in 1981, taking its name from a stream that ran past its original home on the edge of Exmoor, Devon. 

We're a specialist college.  We were uniquely established to offer psychotherapy and psychological well-being courses that held space for students to express their individuality and creativity as developing professional practitioners. This remains the ethos of the College today. 

Working from Exeter, Devon and Poole, Dorset, Iron Mill College has had over 9000 students through its doors, delivering over 9 different courses for qualifying and post-qualifying counsellors and psychotherapists.  We also have a rich CPD programme for social professionals, a low-cost counselling service to local communities, and a bespoke training service for organisational development.

This remains as and continues to be the bedrock of our excellent reputation as a specialist, and leading provider of mental health and well-being education and training.  Our alumni resource, create and run local and regional services; our students join them in direct fieldwork experience that is central to courses; and we are proud to have been creating, contributing to, and supporting this network for over four decades.

Watch our video below to hear what our students say:



Our Mission

To inspire transformative education in mental wellbeing.

Our Vision

To be the College of choice by ensuring dynamic and relevant sustainable growth, development, and profitability. 

Our Goal

Empower our learners to fulfil their potential by delivering robust contemporary training in the area of mental wellbeing by inspiring development of emotional, cognitive knowledge and practice skills to benefit society.

Our Values

  • Wisdom: creating a deeper understanding of knowledge and expertise in the field of mental wellbeing
  • Responsibility: being committed to developing and creating sustainable wellbeing
  • Integrity: to know and have the courage to do what is right
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Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole   

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