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Counselling is a great career choice if you like to help people with their problems and encourage them to make positive changes in their lives. 

If you have already completed a level 4 counselling course then studying at a higher level will expand your knowledge and skills to enhance your expertise and opportunities within the profession.  A higher level diploma can also lead onto further study, including progression to a degree level qualification.

On our counselling courses you will study theory, research and practice methods; and you will develop a range of professional counselling skills and techniques to enhance your counselling, self-evaluation and supervision.  You may be required to undertake some personal therapy during your course and to complete supervised work with clients.  You might also consider ethical and legal issues and develop a greater understanding of professional standards.

Once you have qualified as a counsellor or psychotherapist, there are various opportunities open to you.  You might work with clients with a wide range of issues, or choose to specialise in an area such as eating disorders, bereavement or addiction.  Demand for counselling workers in many areas is increasing, particularly those involving the care of children and older people.

Employers include the National Health Service, local authorities, schools and colleges, charities, voluntary organisations and help-lines, as well as private companies of all sizes.

So let’s find out about the range of courses available – simply take a look at the course listing or click on the college links above.

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