Who is it suitable for?

The Certificate in Counselling Skills is suitable for anyone who is over the age of 18 and uses personal interactions in their work, church or other settings. You will learn how to be an effective listener and also when you might need to refer someone on to a more skilled helper. It is an essential component of the progression route to becoming a qualified Counsellor.

Entry Requirements for the Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2)

Able to cope with course content

Able to translate intra-personal experience into language

Able to benefit from self-development

Motivated towards developing as a helper

Demonstrating emotional stability

Able to identify reasons for training beyond personal development

Showing awareness of difference and diversity

Suitable references

For further information please refer to the CPCAB website

When does it take place?

The Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) comprises 90 hours and is taught on Thursdays from 8.30am till 4.30pm between mid-September and the end of January each academic year.

How do I apply?

You can apply directly via our website.

There is an equal consideration date for applications on 15 April where all applications received up to that date will be considered equally by the Counselling staff. Students will then be notified within 10 days working days whether they have been invited for an interview.

If there are any places available after the equal consideration date process, applications will re-open. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis with a closing date of 24 August.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the admissions department either by email (admissions@spurgeons.ac.uk) or via phone: 07425 716 696 or 020 8653 0850 ext 235.