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.
For those interested in counselling, we offer a three week introductory course to ensure you have a better understanding of what the courses entail.
Our range of courses attract people from various backgrounds and different levels of ability. The ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts 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. You can progress from Level 2 to our Level 5, Foundation Degree in Counselling Theory and Practice which will enable you to practise as a qualified counsellor.
We will also help you keep up-to-date with continued professional development through our regular workshops.
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.
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 and national starting averages include:
- Counsellor £19,00 - £30,000
- Psychotherapist up to £34,500
Source: National Careers Service
I am an enthusiastic and passionate teacher and believe in the Counselling courses we deliver within the College. I feel we offer the support and experience to adult learners to ensure that they fulfil their potential and succeed on the counselling courses we provide.