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Certificate in Counselling Studies (CSTL3)

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Course overview

This course is about giving you the knowledge of the ethical, legal and procedural frameworks covering counselling. We do this in a very practical way, you will research and set up a counselling agency with your peers, you will then provide 3 sessions to a client over 3 weeks, you’ll take part in regular supervision of your work with a tutor and peers. Over this time you will study and implement sessions from the Psychodynamic model, the Transactional Analysis model and the Person Centred model.

This course will help you to;

Take the next step in training to become a counsellor

Learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health

Be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting

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Entry requirments

You must have gained at least 90 hours of prior counselling training. This will be assessed at application stage and we may require you to take a practical interview to additionally evidence your knowledge.


Awarding body

Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

Course dates:

15 week Level 3 courses:

All courses run from 10.00 - 16.30.  Costing £900 including CPCAB registration fee of £189 and starting:


Tuesday 27/02/2024

   Thursday 29/02/2024   

    Saturday 24/02/2024   

Fast track Level 2 and 3 courses (can be completed within one year)

Applications can be made by sending the below, completed, application form to


Application form CSTL3

Information sheet CSTL3              


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