Our Counselling programmes give you the key skills and training you need to launch a successful career in counselling or advance your professional development in your current role.
You could be working or aiming to work in any one of several different sectors, including: healthcare, social care, education, blue-light services and human resources.
Importantly, courses are delivered by Counselling tutors who are currently also practitioners who must comply with current BACP guidelines on moral and ethical practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications do I need to practice as a counsellor?
You need to have a minimum of a Level 4 diploma in counselling.
How do I become a member of a professional counselling body such as the BACP, UKCP or NCS?
Membership in a professional counselling body requires that you hold a minimum of Level 4 in counselling and 100 hours of supervised practice.
Do any of the courses involve role play?
At Levels 2 and 3 you will be able to participate in 20-minute counselling role play sessions, observed by your tutor.
Do I need to have counselling myself to begin a counselling course?
Alternative training providers may specify personal therapy is required when studying at Level 4 or 5, however, this is not the case with our courses.
Do I need to study on a BACP accredited course to be a member of the BACP when I qualify?
Some diploma courses are accredited by the BACP, meaning you can join as a registered member of the BACP upon completion.
For any diploma course that is not accredited, you will need to pass a short multiple choice exam to qualify as a BACP member.
Please note: Our counselling courses are not yet accredited by the BACP, though you will still be able to progress onto a BACP-accredited diploma.
How do I become an accredited member of the BACP?
To become an accredited member of the BACP, you need to have 450 hours of counselling experience and 3 years of experience as a qualified counsellor.
During your BACP accreditation process, you will be required to complete several short assignments, submit a log of counselling hours and complete a case study.
When can I join the BACP or other professional body?
At the start of any diploma course, you can join the BACP (or other professional body) as a student member.
Why is our Level 2 counselling course 18 weeks?
Our Level 2 counselling qualification is skills-based and enables you to gain experience delivering a 20-minute session in a group of three.
The course is longer, giving you more time to work on delivering sessions before your end of course assessment.