Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling


This two-year part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context.
It is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. Learners with sufficient experience can also begin working as independent practitioners in private practice.

Subject: Therapeutic Counselling
Qualification Type: Certificate
Study Location: Epping Forest Campus
Study Time: Day Or Evening?
Course Duration:

Entry Requirement:

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) and CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3), or their RPL (recognised prior learning) equivalent4

Identify reasons for training beyond just personal development
Provide references
Academically and emotionally able to cope with this level of training
Ability to work with difference and diversity
Possess personal qualities of imagination, intuition, openness and ability to benefit from self-development
Ability to form a therapeutic relationship
Self-awareness, insight, honesty and the ability to make links
Emotional stability and the absence of personality disturbance
Ability to challenge and be challenged
Ability to respond sensitively and empathically to others
Capability to begin working with clients within an agency setting
Are intending (and actively seeking) to begin work with clients during year 1 of the programme

Where does it lead:

TC-L4 is part of a suite of CPCAB qualifications. Candidates who have completed this qualification may progress to CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5) or Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT-L5) or the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling (for details of all of these go to the CPCAB website. Or, following necessary counselling experience, they can also progress to CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (TCSU-L6).

Study Days: Timetable Dependant
Who is the course available for: Adult
Course Fees: £2665.00

Fees Disclaimer: *(Courses offered to 16-18 students are free. Adults(19+) students will have to pay fees subject to their circumstances please enquire at enrolment).

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