COURSE NOW FULL – Course Overview

Commencing in September 2023, this course will be delivered face-to face in Gloucester weekly over 2 academic years (Tuesday 9:30 – 5:30).  The course is an integrative course focusing primarily on a Person Centred approach, but also integrating a proactive model alongside Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviours Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).

The course requires students to complete 100 supervised placement hours at least five different clients and to have 30 hours of personal therapy whilst training.  Placements are available with TIC+ if you live in Gloucestershire.

Overall Purpose and Aims of the Training

This two year part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context in both health care and non-medical settings.

Successful completion of this course means you will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service, initially within the context of an agency’s service framework but later (with experience and support from your supervisor, or by completing PC-L5 or its equivalent) may progress to independent practice.

Entry Requirements

To apply you must have obtained both a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent.  You will also be required to attend an interview (this can be via ZOOM if you don’t live within easy travelling distance of Gloucestershire).

If you would like to do your placement with TIC+, you will need the following:

i. Two References (one must be from your Level 3 tutor)

ii. An enhanced children young people and vulnerable adult DBS check. This can be arranged for a fee if not already in place

iii. Attend a 2-3 day Induction.

Course Cost 

£5,500 including CPCAB registration and certificate.


Download the course application form here.

Email [email protected] for an application pack.


Course Brochure (PDF)

Course Curriculum (PDF)


The course will be delivered over two academic years, on a Tuesday, between 12 September 2023 and June 2025 (term time only).

Each taught day starts at 9:30am and ends at 5:30pm.

Course Objectives

  • Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
  • Working within a counselling relationship
  • Working with client diversity in counselling work
  • Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
  • Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
  • Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
  • Working self-reflectively as a counsellor