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Courses & Qualifications

We deliver CPCAB and BACP approved courses at Introduction, Intermediate and Diploma levels. Our courses are designed to provide intensive learning in small group formats that attend to work-life balance and a supportive environment. We teach an Integrative model of counselling, which encompasses the three strands of Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.

The courses are designed to accommodate the different needs of learners so the Introduction level will provide you with a basic understanding of what counselling is all about and can enhance your current work life.

If you are wishing to pursue a career as a counsellor, these courses offer a progression route. This means that each qualification must be successfully achieved before moving onto the next stage. Other qualifications can be used as evidence but must equate to the same value as the equivalent CPCAB course.

You may wish to continue to explore further with the intermediate levels two and three which concentrate on Counselling Skills and Counselling Studies and will also enhance your current work life.

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Most learners who continue with the progression route to Diploma level are wishing to pursue a career as a qualified counsellor and this qualification means that you are then able to work as a counsellor within an agency framework. The course is designed to train you up to this standard but it is then possible to progress to independent practice after a period of experience and/or further training.

We are dedicated to providing the best counselling qualifications. By continually reviewing the latest research into effective counselling we guarantee that our qualifications are up-to-date and relevant. We are currently offering a range of level 2, 3 and 4 courses

Level 2
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
(18 week fast-track course)

Currently running online due to COVID-19

This forms the foundation of professional counselling practice as well as providing essential listening and communication skills used by helping professionals.
A really thorough foundation is learned during these 18 weeks.
Entry onto this course is by an informal interview.
Cost: £600, this includes the CPCAB registration fee of £169.
Starting early September on a Monday and a Wednesday evening 2020, 5pm - 9.30pm
(The day may be subject to change)

Entry requirements

No previous training or experience is required to undertake this qualification but please click on the CPCAB button below for further course information.

Class sizes are limited on all courses.

We have been successfully running all our courses on Zoom since the lockdown. Our lovely, calm Centre is waiting for us all to return when it is safe to do so.

Please note, both these courses are now fully subscribed.

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Level 3
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
(18 week fast-track course)

Here we introduce the three main theoretical approaches to counselling which form our Integrative model.
We continue to build on the practical knowledge learned at Level 2 alongside developing a deeper understanding of the counselling processes and skills necessary to work professionally in this field.
You must have undertaken counselling skills training to Certificate in Counselling Skills level 2, or equivalent.

Entry onto this course is by an informal interview.
Cost: £850, this includes the CPCAB registration fee of £171.
Starting: Mid Feb 2021, 5pm - 9.30pm
This course follows on from the Level 2 and will run on the same day and time as the L2.

Entry requirements

You must have undertaken counselling skills training, e.g. our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent units/qualifications of at least 75 Guided Learning Hours.
Please click on the CPCAB button below for further course information.

We have been successfully running all our courses on Zoom since the lockdown. Our lovely, calm Centre is waiting for us all to return when it is safe to do so.

Class sizes are limited on all courses.

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Level 4
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification
(2 years, weekly: 36 weeks each year)

This will be for learners who want to train to become a counsellor working in a counselling agency.
We cover all aspects of working professionally, safely and ethically.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to provide a therapeutic counselling service within the context of an agency's service framework.

Entry onto this course is by interview.
Cost £1,875 per year. This includes the CPCAB registration fee of £339 and all weekend workshops (two per year).
Year One starts early September 2020 and runs from 4:30pm - 9.30pm on a Tuesday evening.
(Exact dates tba).

Entry requirements

You must have obtained both our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and our Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent.
Please click on the CPCAB button below for further course information.

We have been successfully running all our courses on Zoom since the lockdown. Our lovely, calm Centre is waiting for us all to return when it is safe to do so.

Class sizes are limited on all courses.

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Level 5
CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
(1 year, weekly: 30 weeks)

This course has been designed to integrate, enhance and develop CBT skills as an integral part of your existing counselling practice. It provides a solid grounding in CBT skills and theory, and can enhance employability.

Entry onto this course is by interview.
Not currently running for 2020-2021.

Entry requirements

You must have obtained our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent.
Please click on the CPCAB button below for further course information.

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