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If you are looking to improve your listening skills, enhance your ability to support others or to gain a recognised qualification to become a professional counsellor then South Staffordshire College is the place for you.

Our courses are aimed at people at any stage of their training journey; from the beginner who wants to learn what counselling skills are, the intermediate learner who has completed a level 2 counselling course, and the more advanced learner who has completed a level 3 course and is ready to take on the exciting challenge of becoming a qualified counsellor.

This is such an important time to learn how to support others with their mental health and wellbeing. Counselling courses at South Staffordshire College will help you reach your professional potential.

Practical experience

You will take part in regular counselling roleplays.

Gain qualifications

Gain a recognised qualification alongside counselling training.

Expert teachers

Highly experienced counsellors and clinical supervisors.

Confidence Building

Not only enhancing your skills, but building self-confidence.

Key information

You will be taught a range of counselling skills and how to build, maintain and end counselling relationships. Through this training you will take part in regular counselling skills sessions with peers and your tutors. You will also be taught counselling theory such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Your training will help you understand what it entails to work as a counsellor.

There is no exam on any of our courses. Your work on the course will produce a portfolio and will be a combination of:

  • Reflective journals
  • Case studies
  • Simulated activities
  • Evidence of role play skills practice
  • Evidence of discussion and presentation activities

Career Pathways

You can become a:

  • Private counsellor
  • Counsellor in a school, college or university
  • Counsellor within NHS
  • Life coach
  • Relationship counsellor
  • Art therapist
  • Wellness coach
  • Online or telephone counsellor
  • Addiction therapist
  • Bereavement counsellor

Take the next step with a career in Counselling