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If you want to gain the skills needed to help others overcome challenges in their lives and would like to experience the immense satisfaction that this brings, consider the rewarding journey towards becoming a counsellor, increasing your self-awareness and drawing on your own life experiences.

Increased pressures are being felt by people from all walks of life, creating a demand for the treatment of conditions like anxiety, depression and stress. To address these needs the Government is raising the profile of psychological therapies offered by health services, relying on a pool of qualified counsellors.

Our range of courses attract people from various backgrounds and different levels of ability. The ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills provides a comprehensive overview of the profession and allows for a more informed choice over further training options that are available. As you progress you will develop a range of counselling skills and greater theoretical knowledge, as well as interpersonal skills common to most approaches, within a variety of counselling situations.

We will also help you keep up-to-date with continued professional development through our regular workshops.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask all prospective students to attend a free Counselling taster to ensure they have a better understanding of what the courses entail and the potential effect the nature of counselling may have on them and their families. Please ring 01743 342333 for details of the next session.

This course has been great for self-development. I have learnt that it is impossible to counsel people without knowing yourself and your own feelings in depth. I want to be a substance misuse counsellor and this course will enable to me to get to where I want to be. The tutors have been extremely supportive and we get the chance to take part in out of classroom development and CPD.

Angelique Clarkson

Past Students

Students move into a variety of areas after College. Some work as volunteers or go on to specialise in areas such as bereavement counselling, family health, mental health, sexual health or substance abuse. Others have gone on to use their qualifications to assist with university degrees or employment in education, care professions, medicine related roles, management and human resources.

Career Options

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Counsellor £19,00 - £30,000
  • Psychotherapist up to £34,500

Source: National Careers Service