Stage 2 of Counsellor Training

Developing Counselling Skills and Theory

Duration: 35 weeks term-time only (4 hours per session)

Academic Level: This course has been written at level 3 (think A-levels)

Group size: 8 – 12 (Subject to COVID restrictions)

What Is It & Who Is It For?

This counselling qualification aims to introduce intermediate skills and to consolidate the learning gained from an introductory course. Students will develop an understanding of the history of counselling theory and exploring the different approaches that have been developed over the years. Further personal-development activities are designed to stretch your self-awareness and you will investigate the importance of self-awareness from both an ethical and theoretical standpoint. There will an introduction to ethical practice and its relevance to counselling as a profession, including an examination of equality and diversity issues.

On completion of all units, students will be issued with a Level 3 Certificate and will be entitled to apply for the full Diploma in Integrated Relational Counselling to take the training to the next level.


It is important to note that this course is stage two of three and does not of itself provide professional recognition; you must complete all stages to be recognised as qualified

Other Useful Information

Attendance: Minimum attendance required for a pass is 90%

Assessment: 3 x written assignments; Multiple creative pieces with an reflective statements; skills observation

Additional: Recommended reading and weekly journal writing

Professionalism: Students at all levels and on all courses are required to hold a professional, respectful space. This includes being attentive, sensitive, organised, and punctual. A more detailed learning contract will need to be signed during the enrolment process.


Fees & Dates

Next Intake: January 2022

Fees for this course: £1,000*

*This is an introductory price, fees will increase for our Jan 2023 intake!

Payment options: Payment plans available by arrangement (deposit required)