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Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling – Wigston

Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling – Wigston


Health and Social Care

Therapy, Counselling


Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm

We offer a modern spacious, comfortable environment, tailored to counselling training and learning is facilitated by highly trained, experienced, practicing counsellors. Lecturers maintain high standards including regular CPD to remain at the forefront of an ever evolving profession.

All tutors work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy or its equivalent.

As a student you will learn how to develop skills and theories in relation to the Person centred approach which is based on the ideas of Carl Rogers. Rogers also developed his theories in regard to learning and believed that effective learning takes place when the student is actively engaged with their education.


  • Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
  • Working within a counselling relationship
  • Working with client diversity in counselling work
  • Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
  • Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
  • Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
  • Working self reflectively as a counsellor

Entry Requirements

It is not possible to enter the Level 4 Diploma without completing the Level 3 Counselling Studies programme (or its equivalent).

Most learners begin their counselling training at Level 2, and then complete Level 3. Our CPCAB courses focus primarily on a Person Centred approach, however we look at other philosophical ideas around human behaviour and change, as well as other popular counselling modalities such as CBT and Gestalt to enhance and inform our practice.


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You must complete a minimum of 30 hours of personal therapy at your own cost. Supervision is often provided by the agency in which you begin a placement, but this is your own responsibility to source. If supervision is not provided within the agency it is your responsibility to source at least 1.5 hours per month at your own cost. You must complete 100 hours of face to face counselling work within an approved agency setting. There will also be costs involved in purchasing books, travel to your agency/supervision and additional CPD if your agency requires it.

Next Steps

This two year part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context.

This qualification is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. Successful completion of this course means you will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service – initially within the context of an agency’s service framework but later (with experience and support from the supervisor, or by completing PC-L5 or its equivalent) may progress to independent practice.

Mode of Study


Course Features

Level 4

Part Time




Mondays and Thursdays


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