Welcome to Community Counsellor Training

…the 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, in 2015 we launched counselling education in the form of Level 2 Award in Skilled Helping and Counselling Skills, 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 are all very experienced counsellors with thousands of hours of practice behind them; there is a range of tutors covering a variety of approaches to encompass the realities of counselling in the daily workplace; and there are 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 are offered covering a breadth of psychotherapeutic topics open to qualified practitioners and students alike, and facilitated by highly qualified and experienced trainers.

New for this coming September 2019 we are delighted to offer L5 and L6 Certificate and Diploma courses in Supervision, Working with Children & Young People and Working with Rape & Sexual Abuse. Please explore the ‘Advanced Training’ tab for details and applications.

So welcome to our 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.