Course Overview

This course is unique in that when completing your Level 4 Diploma you will no longer need to do additional training if you are drawn to working with children and young people (CYP).

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 the following:

  • 100 supervised placement hours (split approximately as 70% of clients aged 18+ and approx. 30% aged below 18)
  • 30 hours of personal therapy whilst training.

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 need the following to undertake a placement with TIC+;

i. Two References

ii. An enhanced children young people and vulnerable adult DBS check. This can be arranged for a fee of £55 if not already in place

iii. Be signed off as ‘Fit For Practice’ by a Course Tutor

iv. Attend a 2-3 day Induction.

Course Cost 

£5,000 including CPCAB registration and certificate. Payment Plans are available.

If you wish to do your placement at TIC+ and you are prepared to do an additional 80 placement hours (making a total of 180 hours) we can provide the course at £2,500.


Download the course application form here.

Email [email protected] for an application pack.


Course Brochure (PDF)

Course Curriculum (PDF)

Student Feedback (PDF)


The course will be run over 2 academic years, weekly starting from Thursday 15th September 2022.

Qualification Structure

  • Unit 1
    Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor.
  • Unit 2
    Working within a counselling relationship.
  • Unit 3
    Working with client diversity in counselling work.
  • Unit 4
    Working within a user-centred approach to counselling.
  • Unit 5
    Working with self-awareness in the counselling process.
  • Unit 6
    Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills.
  • Unit 7
    Working self-reflectively as a counsellor.