Level 4 - Diploma In Counselling

This two year Diploma Course not only offers the opportunity for a variety of tutor and peer-led learning, it also gives you the opportunity to practice your skills on a placement, building up 100 hours of practical experience, leading to a qualification that will enable you to work as a qualified counselling professional. 

The course will build upon the skills learnt during the

Advanced Certificate in Counselling & will be based on an

integrative approach weaving in Person Centred Therapy

(at the heart of the course), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

and Gestalt.  We will also give you the chance to explore a range

of other therapeutic approaches including Ecotherapy, Transactional

Analysis and Mindfulness.

Alongside theoretical learning, we will explore a range of other areas essential to embedding your practice in an ethical and legal foundation.  We will consider the role of culture in the counselling relationship, the importance of supervision and ongoing skills training, setting up a practice (including marketing, and finance) and research – all of which will be underpinned with a focus on self-awareness and self-development.

As well as the external placement, there will be the opportunity to develop your skills in house, deepening and broadening your experience through a structured programme that will remain supportive, whilst at the same time giving you the opportunity to find your way of working.

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. If you are looking for counselling training Newton Abbot then look no further. 


Course Dates

Course Cost


Starting January 2022

Running once a month on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30am4:30pm


Starting 21st January 2022 & Finishing 2nd December 2023 with two yearly 4 day non-residential experience weeks in June 2022 and June 2023


(Please note there will no sessions in August)

Next Date: January 2023


Running once a month on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30am4:30pm


Dates to be confirmed


Starting July 2022 (Weekdays only) - Ideal for parents.

We are delighted to announce, that due to popular demand, we are running an additional 2022 course for summer 2022.


Running on Wednesdays from 9:30am4:30pm - (monthly frequency of sessions vary slightly to avoid school holidays).

Starting 13th July 2022 & Finishing 17th July 2024.

This course will be running with a maximum of 9 students and will not have an experiential week, however it will have experiential days within our core teaching sessions so the programme will cover the same content as the Weekend diploma. Perfect course for those with children at school or child care.

For full list of dates please download the PDF below.


Please note; due to the variations of school holiday dates, we cannot guarantee that this course falls within the school term for every organisation, please check before enrolling.




We offer two payment options for this course:

Early Bird Full Payment Option - Total £4750 (plus £154 registration fee)


 £4750 to confirm your space and required no later than one calendar month before the start date of your course.



Pay £500 deposit to secure your place on the course, followed by one payment of £4250 to be made one calendar month prior to course start date.


Instalment Option - Total £5000 (plus £154 registration fee)

Pay £500 deposit to secure your place on the course, followed by 20 monthly payments of £225 starting from one month before the start date of the course (Instalment dates and cost breakdowns will be provided).

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 etc

  • Access to online student folder


Costs not included in the course fees

  • Registration fee of £154

  • Purchase of core reading books

  • Personal therapy costs – please ask for details of counsellors who provide reduced fees for students

  • Costs associated with Placement – may include supervision, room hire, travel expenses etc

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