All our programmes and training are in Counselling and Spiritual Formation and are part-time to enable you to learn whilst balancing the needs of everyday life. We are also excited to announce a further programme, in Public Leadership, which is due to launch soon.

A variety of learning pathways are available for students with or without formal qualifications. Our aim is to support you at every stage of your academic journey.  Our hope is that we enable you to thrive in your studies and reach your full potential.

Central to all of our teaching is the Waverley Integrative Framework.  Built on 50 years of experience, the model, underpinned by Christian anthropology, emphasises the importance of genuineness, unconditional acceptance and empathy in relationships.

Most of our teaching is held at Waverley Abbey House in Farnham, Surrey, surrounded by beautiful grounds steeped in Christian history. We are delighted with the recent development of local hubs around the UK, beginning with our Northern Hub in Bradford.

Waverley Abbey College is a trading name of CWR. CWR was founded as a Christian ministry in 1965 by Selwyn Hughes and continues to grow and develop year after year.

‘We are all on a journey of discovery when it comes to the matters of the soul and it is always good to question what we are saying and doing in relation to helping people and their problems’ – Selwyn Hughes, founder of CWR

Our Higher Education programmes are quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion of your programme.


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