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If you have no previous experience of counselling, this certified course will prepare you for the 30 week level 2 CPCAB Certificate in counselling skills. You will learn a range of counselling interventions and skills that will prepare you for the level 2 course, and after that the level 3 Counselling Studies.

You will learn about the three main Psychological thoeries that underpin counselling practice; Psychodynamic, Person-centred and cognitive. you will also cover key issues in counselling like confidentiality, boundaries and non-verbal communication.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any experience of counselling as this course will give you the introduction you need.

Next Steps

You can progress to the CPCAB level 2 Counselling Skills course.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


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