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Qualify as a counsellor

Would you like to practice as a counsellor, either within a counselling organisation, an educational setting or as a counsellor with your own private practice? We have a few last remaining places on both our part-time Level Diploma 4 in Therapeutic Counselling and part time Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young Adults, beginning in September this year. Both courses are accredited by the nationally recognised CPCAB and teaching takes place at the Mindspace counselling hub in Basingstoke.   

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – an overview 

Completion of this two-year part-time qualification will qualify you to work in an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. It will also allow you to progress to the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma or equivalent which qualifies you to practice as an independent counsellor. 

When do sessions take place? 

There are 3 sessions every month and you can choose to join either the Tuesday group or the Weekend group.  

Tuesday Group – First Three Tuesdays of each Month (9.30am – 4.45pm) 
Weekend Group – Second Weekend & Fourth Friday of each Month (9.30am – 4.45pm) 

The course runs from September 2023 to July 2025.

Who can apply for the course? 

To be eligible to apply for this course, you must have already completed (or be due to complete) both a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (or their equivalent). You must also be aged 19 or over. 

Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People – an overview 

This one-year part-time qualification is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a counsellor with children and young people aged 11-18, either within an educational setting, organisation or in your own independent practice.

When do sessions take place? 

Sessions take place on a Tuesday between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.  The course runs from September 2023 – July 2024.

Who can apply for the course? 

As this is a post qualifying course, you must be a qualified counsellor/ psychotherapist with membership to a counselling/psychotherapy professional body (e.g., BACP, NCS, UKCP, etc.), and have completed your core training (e.g. Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling).  You must have also received a minimum of 40hrs of personal therapy during or after your core training.  You must also be aged 19 or over. 

We offer flexible, affordable payment plans for both courses. 

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