Welcome to Community Counsellor Training

…the new educational arm of Community Counselling Service in East Kent.


Community Counselling Service (CCS), based in Canterbury, was established in 2007 as a low cost counselling practice for all in the local community who wish to access talking therapy.

Drawing upon the wealth of experience this practice has brought us, we are delighted to announce that from 2015 we have launched counselling education in the form of Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts, a one year Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and a two year Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. We regularly take on students who work their placement hours here, so we feel it is a natural and thrilling progression to move into the training of counsellors.

Academic Excellence backed by Practical Experience

We believe the benefit of studying with us here at CCT is that we can offer not only a high quality theoretical training but also a very broad base of experience within which to learn. Tutors will all be very experienced counsellors with thousands of hours of practice behind them; there will be a range of tutors covering a variety of approaches to encompass the realities of counselling in the daily workplace; and there will be possibilities for placement provision within the system in our very busy and exciting practice.

Community Benefit

CCS is a Community Interest Company, meaning that any profit made is retained by the business to invest in its work in the community. In choosing to study with us, not only do you gain a solid qualification designed and delivered by passionate and experienced professionals, but you are also contributing to the ongoing development of the community counselling practice and thereby helping disadvantaged people throughout our area.

Awarding Bodies

We are an approved learning centre for both ABC Awards and CPCAB awarding bodies

About Our Training

We understand very well about the difficulties, challenges and great benefits of studying to become a counsellor. So we recognise the need for a fully supportive education which will enable you to achieve not just a qualification, but gain valuable experience and personal development from studying within an organisation wholly committed to the practice and process of counselling.

In addition to the L2, L3 & L4 training courses, CPD Workshops will be offered covering a breadth of psychotherapeutic topics open to qualified practitioners and students alike, and facilitated by highly qualified and experienced trainers.

We will also be looking to extend into teaching CBT Certificates and Supervisor training courses in future – please explore the ‘Training’ tab.

So welcome to our new website and to your new pathway to a first class counselling education in East Kent - we look forward to hearing from you and working with you.