Advanced Certificate In Counselling 
(Level 3 Equivalent)
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The Advanced Certificate in Counselling is Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS). This course alone is not a route to the Accredited Register nor does it fully equip a graduate to practice as a qualified counsellor.

This friendly and engaging course, is the perfect place to either build on the experience gained on the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling, as a stepping-stone into the Diploma Course, or as way to develop your listening skills for personal and/or professional reasons.


This course has been awarded a quality checked training recognition by the National Counselling Society and we are so proud of this achievement.

Focussing on three main areas of counselling practice, we will examine theory (focussing on, but not limited to Person Centred and Cognitive Behaviour Therapies), ethical and legal requirements, and personal growth and development. 

Through the sessions, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills, reflect on your learning, form relationships and openly and honestly discuss issues and topics related to counselling and listening skills.  This work will lead to a portfolio of evidence-based work, documenting your learning and personal development.

This is not just a training course where you just learn the skills and theory required to obtain the qualification, we will encourage you, through feedback and support, to draw on and use your own individual life experience and develop your own special way of working therapeutically.

The methods of learning will be varied with plenty of opportunity to practically implement theories learnt and try out different ways of working to find the way that suits you.  All course tutors bring with them their own unique experiences and different ways of working – each to help you get the most from the course.

To find out more please give us a call or click on the Contact Us button below and we can arrange a phone call with you.

Please note - this course alone does not qualify students to work as professional counsellors, you will need a minimum of a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling to work professionally. 

Course Dates

Starting Autumn 2021

20 Session course

Running on Thursday nights from 6.05pm - 9.05pm (times to allow students to take advantage of free car parking). 

11th September 2021 – 15th January 2022

Includes 4 Saturday sessions from 9:30am – 4:30pm;  11th September 21, 23rd October 21, 27th November 21 & 15th January 22

Starting January 2022

24 Session course

Running on Thursday nights from 6.05pm - 9.05pm (times to allow students to take advantage of free car parking).

20th January 2022 - 30th June 2022

Book your space now!

Course Costs


Course Costs

​We offer two payment options for this course:

Option 1
Early Payment Fee £765


Pay £85 deposit to secure your place on the course,

followed by one payment of £680 made by BACS one

calendar month prior to course start date.

Option 2
Course Fee £850


Pay £85 deposit to secure your place on the course, followed by 3 monthly payments of £255


​Costs included in course fees

  • Tuition and assessment

  • Individual tutorial support

  • Short term loan access to a selection of books

  • Access to wi-fi for research and presentations from your own tablets, mobiles and laptops 

  • Access to online student folder


Costs not included in the course fees:


  • Purchase of core reading books


We are delighted to be offering a discount to NHS staff, please ask for further details.

"I'm a therapist and that fascinates people because they think I carry secrets"
- Susie Orbach