Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

In-depth counselling training to become an industry-recognised, qualified counsellor

This is a substantial course, which can be studied by those who have previously completed the Level 3 qualification.

It builds on previous learning, to fully develop your sound basis of counselling knowledge and theoretical understanding.

It will continue to develop your self-awareness – fully understanding how your body language, words, reactions and facial expressions impact on your client.

  • 420 hours’ guided learning over 2 years (taught as 1 day a week)
  • 100 voluntary practice hours
  • Personal therapy – 60 hours across the whole course

Our next course starts:

Tuesday 10th September 2024

Weekly, face-to-face
10am – 4pm
£2,800 – course fees
£359 – registration, examination and verification fees


Complete your counselling training with us

Once you have completed this diploma, you are fully qualified to work in private practice or within an organisation, as a professional counsellor.


Your final course to become a qualified counsellor


Advanced counselling skills


The importance of self-reflection


Contracts and treatment planning

“It’s so very exciting to see our students complete this course and move into the next phase, whether that be as a career in counselling or for personal development.”

Georgia Robinson-Steele, Clinical Director

Who the course is for

  • The examination of the definition of counselling, qualification structure and registration as a counsellor
  • Looking at different approaches such as psychoanalytical and psychodynamic and humanistic
  • A study of the work of Freud, Jung and Rogers amongst others, to look at the process of counselling and therapy
  • A course that takes an integrative approach, addressing different techniques and concepts
  • For anyone in a counselling situation, reading body language and other communication giveaways is key to recognising how clients feel about certain things. Clients will often verbally communicate the opposite to what their body language is saying – the course will help you to identify and translate.


Course enquiry

Please get in touch to find out course dates and ask any questions.

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