Counselling Courses in London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey & Berkshire

Course Prospectus:

We offer a wide range of courses, awarded by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), enabling progression from Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills; Level 3 Counselling Studies; through to professional qualifications at Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling; Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling; Level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; and Level 6 Counselling Supervision.

These courses will provide you with a nationally accredited qualification from the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), approved by the Qualifications & Curriculum Framework (QCF). Credits from these courses can be accumulated for further training, e.g. with the Open University.

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB (CSK-L2)

This 20 week course is intended for those who want to learn how to use counselling skills within a framework for providing helping, mentoring, care planning, teaching, pastoral and other forms of support work in either a voluntary or employed situation.

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB (CST-L3)

This 20 week course is intended for Level 2 graduates who want take the next step in training to become a counsellor (having already acquired counselling skills) and learn more about counselling theory, practice and agency work. Level 2 and 3 together form the foundation in counselling theory and skills required for progression on to Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) CPCAB (TCL4)

This is a two year Integrative Counselling training based on a relational framework, where you will learn psychodynamic, humanistic, attachment theory, inter-cultural and solution focused approaches. You will develop proficiency as a Therapeutic Counsellor at a counselling placement agency or workplace, under clinical supervision, where you are required to attain 100 supervised client hours.
A minimum of 30 hours of personal counselling (integrative) is required throughout the course.

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Integrative) CPCAB (PCL5)

This 30 week Diploma is for qualified counsellors who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent. Practitioners will enhance their knowledge and skills of counselling and psychotherapy at depth while developing their own philosophy of practice. This course is also for practitioners who want to establish and maintain an appropriate framework for independent practice; practice as a senior counsellor within an agency; to carry out client assessments (including identifying and referring clients with severe and complex mental health problems). This course will gear practitioners up to working towards accreditation with BACP.

Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Skills CPCAB (CBTL5)

This qualification is intended for qualified counsellors who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent and want to develop CBT skills and theory as an integral part of their counselling work. Practitioners will develop proficiency as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at a placement agency or workplace, under clinical supervision. Candidates will also develop their approach to practice as a senior counsellor within an agency; to carry out client assessments (including identifying and referring clients with severe and complex mental health problems); to develop their proficiency in CBT approach and work towards accreditation with BACP or BABCP

Level 6 Counselling Supervision CPCAB (L6-CS)

This is a 24 week course intended for experienced qualified (post Level 4 & 5) counsellors who are either accredited or eligible for accreditation, and who are either practising as a counselling supervisor without a formal qualification or who are about to embark on providing supervision. You will review your growth as a practitioner and learn about integrative frameworks for individual and group supervision, undertake a research project, submit a case study review and develop your approach in training group supervision. This course is designed to prepare you for accreditation as a supervisor with the BACP.

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Training locations are:

  • Brighton, East Sussex
  • Hastings, East Sussex
  • Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • Guildford, Surrey
  • Islington, London
  • Bromley, London
  • Faversham, Kent
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Oxford

In association with CPTAThese courses are delivered by our sister company CPTA. For a more detailed prospectus and information on fees please visit the CPTA website.