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Skills and Education group – Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4

  • LEVEL 4
Therapeutic counselling

Course Overview

When combined with a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, this course meets the training requirement for recognition as a qualified counsellor and also contains supervised placement hours. Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:
– Ethical frameworks, including the importance of setting, supervision and casework management in counselling
– The impact diverse culture and heritage can have on the client/counsellor relationship in a multicultural society
– One major therapeutic model
– How to conduct a counselling session with a client in an ethical, effective and safe way
– How to increase self-awareness
– The purpose and importance of research in counselling

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Mon, 06 Jul 2026

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (or equivalent). An interview will also be required, as well as a skills practice ass...

Course information

This is a 2 year programme and students are expected to find a suitable placement where they are able to conduct 100 hours of supervised counselling. Students will learn from one another and the tutor to develop their understanding

2 years within a 2.5 year span (2 evenings per week in year 1 and 1 evening per week in year 2).

Learners who complete this qualification may progress to Postgraduate and Post Qualifying courses in counselling studies

Many learners progress towards national accreditation status with professional lead bodies.