Therapeutic Counselling

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Course Information


Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2 Year Part-Time Course


The SEG Awards Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is designed to prepare learners (19+) for employment within the Counselling field, as the qualification is concerned with the training of counsellors to a professional level of competency. The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an opportunity to develop work-based skills within an ethical framework and develop an understanding of the impact of a diverse society on clients, Counselling therapeutic theories, self-awareness and research methodologies, all of which will be demonstrated through written assignments, skills practice and a 100 hour supervised placement, working as a trainee counsellor with clients in an organisational setting.

Who is this course for?

This course is for 19+ learners only.

Anyone who is interested in working as a fully qualified counsellor and become BACP accredited, or anyone wants to work in a supportive role using the skills, personal development and knowledge required to offer emotional support in similar roles.

Course units/modules

Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following units:

  1. Professional Organisational Issues in Counselling
  2. Counselling in a Diverse Society
  3. Counselling Theory
  4. Advanced Counselling Skills
  5. Self-awareness for Counsellors
  6. Research Methodologies in Counselling
  7. Counselling Placement

Benefits and skills

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Developing an ethical and professional counselling approach.
  • Understanding counselling theory and being able to apply to practice.
  • Gaining knowledge in relation to legislation, policies, procedures, confidentiality and safeguarding.
  • New Self-Awareness
  • Identifying personal strengths
  • Identifying areas for further development

Entry requirements

  • Face to face, Level 3 Certificate in Counselling.
  • Online/remote level 3 courses are not acceptable.
  • Evidence of being able to work at Level 4 status (academically and practically)

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Higher education - BA/Masters

Many learners progress towards national accreditation status with professional lead bodies. If learners wish to approach a professional regulatory body, they will need to ensure that they meet their requirements. There is potential for this qualification to help learners looking for employment in a particular variety of settings e.g. GP practices and voluntary and statutory organisations.

Once qualified at level 4 learners may decide to train in a specific field or work towards a supervision qualification. Some examples:

  • Teaching
  • Private Practice
  • Supervising
  • School Counsellors
  • Relate
  • Training
  • Coaching/Mentoring/Support Work

Assessment types

Interview - group and individual

A short academic assignment completed at interview

Course details

Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: 23/09/2024
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 77281-01
Fees (Adult): £2,225

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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