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Welcome to Step by Step Counselling College

Welcome to Step by Step Counselling College, Newton Abbot, Devon.
Train to be a counsellor with us. 

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Our Courses

Our Courses

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

This SEG Awards accredited course runs for 10 weeks starting in September 2023. It is the perfect introduction to counselling and can also be the ideal qualification to help employees listen and respond better. The course is often popular with teachers, NHS staff and those that deal with emotionally charged situations. Once the course is completed it is a great stepping stone onto further training if you wish to embark on a new career as a counsellor. 

Advanced Certificate in Counselling

(L3 Equivalent)

Our Advanced Certificate in Counselling (Level 3 Equivalent) is the perfect course if you want to learn about yourself, learn the skills of counselling and dip your toes fully into the water. Want to ask us a question? Please email us.

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling

Looking to train as a professional counsellor? Join us on this experiential road, where you will learn about yourself, the clients you will be working with and how to find YOUR way of working with clients. Want to ask us a question? Please email us.


Over 80 hours of CPD covering a range of topics to help you keep clients safe whilst working outside.  We will be working across the area, in a variety of environments.  This course also includes a specially designed First Aid Certificate.

To register your interest please email us.

Experiential Continued
Professional Development

We believe that counselling training doesn't end at our diploma days, this is why we have created some experiential CPD days which are certified, fun, thought provoking and are sure to further your practice.

We will be adding to our programme of events so please be sure to register your interest, to see what we have coming soon please see below.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Real stories, real success: Discover what our students say about their transformative counseling journey. Read testimonials o
Real stories, real success: Discover what our students say about their transformative counseling journey. Read testimonials o

Student Testimonials

"Love the feedback, it helps know how I am doing and things that I need to incorporate into future work." 

- NH

Our Tutors

Simon Heath - Tutor and Partner

Simon Heath

Tutor & Partner

Hello, I am Simon; a tutor and partner at Step by Step Counselling College and an Ecotherapist – specialising in walk and therapies - I have a strong belief in the power of (re)connecting with nature as part of the therapeutic process.  Before setting up Step by Step with Becky, I was a counselling tutor for six years and before that worked in a variety of environments including a prison, hospitals and a watermill.  My passion in teaching focuses on growth through personal development and cultural identity, and I am really excited to be able to bring these and many other creative elements together in the teaching.

Becky Whittaker - Tutor and Partner

Becky Whittaker

Tutor & Partner

Hi, my name is Becky and I am a partner and tutor here at Step by Step Counselling College. Simon and I developed this college to be a warm, supportive and rich space to learn in. I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor, with over a decades experience of working in private practice and I have always had a very special interest in working with student counsellors on their road through to qualifying. I have past experience in training and mentoring, so it is time to bring my skills together and my passion for helping to grow confidence and let people become the counsellor that they want to be. I can't wait to get to know you.

Henri Treece

College Supervisor

Henri is our college supervisor, mentor and guide!  Following a successful career in International Banking, People Management and Training she found a love of counselling. she set up and managed a counselling service, emotional telephone support and issue focussed training for unpaid carers across Devon.   Her passion then turned to teaching and she worked as a counselling tutor for the over 10 years, supporting Step By Step as a tutor and now as our supervisor.  Although no longer directly involved in teaching her passion, care and love for others remains a keystone of the college. 

“To care of another individual means to know and to experience the other as fully as possible.”
― Irvin D. Yalom

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