Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for:

  • Qualified Counsellors who want to develop Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills and theory as an integral part of their professional counselling work.
  • Qualified Counsellors looking to enhance their employability as counsellors in organisational settings and as independent practitioners by gaining a solid grounding in CBT skills and theory. As CBT is commonly one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies.

Entry requirements:

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4), Level 4 Higher Education Certificate in Counselling or the Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) equivalent.

Currently working in a paid employment or voluntary sector as a Counsellor.

Access to clients to complete a minimum of 30 hours’ client work working to a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework.

Member of a professional Counselling body and have own indemnity insurance.

Access to monthly Counselling supervision.


The overall course content is designed to be participative and the teaching style will reflect this process, in that it will demonstrate a link between counselling theory and practical skills.

The taught sessions will offer a variety of learning activities, with a mixture of:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Small group work
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials


Internal assessment: tutor assessment of candidate portfolio.

External assessment: externally assessed case review (3,000-3,500 words)

Proficient (Pass)/Not Proficient (Fail) - candidates must be Proficient in both internal and external assessment to achieve the qualification.


  • CPCAB level 6 therapeutic supervision course.
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling.
  • BA Hons Degree in Counselling