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Iron Mill College Principal, Rose Bedford, addresses a crowd

Welcome from the Iron Mill College Principal


A very warm welcome to the Iron Mill College! Whether studying at our Exeter or Poole centre, you are about to join a well-established and highly regarded college that is a leading educator in the field of mental health and wellbeing.


My aim is to protect the existing character, values and warmth of the Iron Mill College, while supporting the growth and development necessary to help the college reach its considerable potential for excellence. We will not be making this journey alone – we are fortunate to have made some valuable partnerships along the way, including PCI College in Ireland, the University of Worcester, the BACP, UKCP and other professional bodies; and the helping professionals, therapists, supervisors and placement providers who are so generous with their time and expertise, helping us to support our students in their learning. We value them all immensely.


As a college we want to enhance and increase opportunities for memorable, inspiring and life-changing learning experiences. Like the ripples that spread across water when a pebble is thrown in, every successful Iron Mill College student will in turn positively impact many hundreds of individuals in the future. I am immensely proud of all of you who have already passed through our doors and are now making such a positive difference in what can be such a difficult world, and equally proud of all who are making the challenging and life-changing journey through training right now.


We have a strong staff team of enthusiastic and experienced lecturers, and administrative staff who work with dedication to ensure the smooth running of the college. Working together, we have become well known for our exceptionally high levels of student care and support. I am also proud to have known and worked with Patricia Williams, our previous college Principal, whose warmth and love will live on through all that we do.


I look forward to meeting and working with you, as you become part of the Iron Mill College - enjoy your learning!


Rose Bedford

Principal, Iron Mill College


What our Students Say

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Iron Mill - there is a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere which makes for a very positive learning environment. My tutor was excellent and the course content was both challenging and enjoyable. I have gained invaluable new skills and made lasting friendships."
Frances Carpenter - Certificate in Counselling Graduate

What our Students Say

“My experience with the iron Mill was the best decision in my life, I would rate the IMI 10/10. I'm not saying it was easy, especially starting a new career at the age of 50, but I got through with a lot of hard work and dedication. Our tutors were an inspiration during the four years. Since I got my Diploma I have been so busy counselling, only last week I was offered another new job, it's amazing.”
Elisabeth Bartlett - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Graduate
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