CCT operations at present…

In accordance with current guidelines CCT is now closed to the public and we are working from home where possible. All online admin operations are still functioning normally, so emails will be seen and responded to, but please be aware we cannot take phone calls until we re-open.

For students currently on our counsellor training courses L2 – L6, these courses are all running online via Zoom and you are hopefully already involved having had the first week of lessons. If you need any help with technology etc please email Chris on

For classwork queries please email your tutor emails as normal.

If you wish to apply for a course please do so as normal by accessing the relevant page and clicking the pink ‘Apply for this course’ button at the bottom of the page. We will send you an application form and keep you updated about when we can run interviews and the course itself.

For CPD trainings – these are all currently on hold until we know we can open again. We are considering if we can run CPDs remotely via video conferencing and will post news about this here. If you have booked a place on a CPD we will be in touch about the video possibilities when we have more info. We will offer a refund or a credit note for another training if the one you booked is cancelled or postponed.

We will keep the website news updated as we go. Our aim is to keep running and adapting to need as required and feasible. We cannot predict how long this situation will last but we are well prepared to do what we can to ensure current students get through their courses and also that future courses will run. Please email any course queries to

Thank you for your attention, and your support of CCT. We wish you and yours well, stay safe and stay in touch and we hope we can meet you in person soon.

All the best
CCT Management

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 independent 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 a 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, the national standard for professional counsellor qualification. We regularly take on students who work their placement hours at CCS, so it has been a natural and thrilling progression to move into the training of counsellors. Since then we have gone on to add advanced course qualifications in L6 Supervision, L6 Working with Children and Young People and, in conjunction with the East Kent Rape Crisis Centre, a L6 Working with Rape & Sexual Abuse. Our latest addition to advanced courses starts in September 2021 when we launch a one-year L6 Diploma in Couples Counselling. Details of all courses are on the Training pages.

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 qualification courses, monthly 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.

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

Community Counsellor Training
29/30 Roper Close
Roper Road
Kent, CT2 7EP

Tel: 01227 766 441
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