SEG Awards Level 4
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

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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.

Applicants must also be at least 25 years old at commencement of the course.

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:

Monday 12th September 2022, 9.30am to 2.45pm
Wednesday 14th September 2022, 9.30am – 2.45pm
Thursday 15th September 2022, 3.15pm – 8.30pm

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

How to apply

To receive an application form please click the ‘Apply for this course’ button below and we will contact you with a full application form, interview details and directions.


Tuition Cost:
£2,895 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