L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

A challenging two-year course qualifying you to practise as a counsellor in a variety of settings. Drawing on Clarkson’s five-strand model of the therapeutic relationship, the course integrates person centred, cognitive and analytical perspectives.

The course also examines the wider context of counselling. It looks at the meaning of an ethical professional stance and its implications, and explores students' attitudes to people who may be different from themselves.

Each student must obtain a formal counselling placement with a minimum 1.5 hours clinical supervision a month, and complete a minimum of 100 client face to face supervised hours during the 2-year Diploma programme. This is the responsibility of the student.

All students are also required to undergo at least 40 hours personal therapy. We can provide you with a list of counsellors we know and recommend, or you can source your own.

Successful completion of the course and the placement requirements enable students to progress toward accreditation with the BACP and/or the National Counselling Society.

Additional Qualification in Transactional Analysis - TA101

As well as the Diploma teaching, this course includes an additional qualification in Transactional Analysis, the entry level TA101, taught over two Saturdays by a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. This qualification is certificated by IARTA, the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis, and is the starting point for further TA studies. The fees for this course include the teaching of TA101.

Entry Requirements
You must have obtained both a Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills and a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent.

Course Dates & Times
This is a 2 year course, 35 weeks per year with half terms and holidays as per local schools.

Next intake start dates:
Tuesday 10th September 2019, 9.30am to 2.45pm
Wednesday 11th September 2019, 1.30pm – 6.45pm

  • We will run one or both groups according to demand
  • The course also involves 4 Saturday Schools during each year - dates to be confirmed

Open Days/Interview
To book an interview day please click the ‘Apply for this course’ button below and specify which day you would like to attend and we will contact you with directions and details.

  • Tuesday April 9th 2019: 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday April 10th 2019: 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday June 1st 2019: 10 – 2pm
  • Saturday June 29th 2019: 10 – 2pm


Tuition Cost
£2,700 per annum for all tuition and registration

Spread Payments
We are happy to take a 10% deposit and spread the fees over affordable monthly payments