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Level 3 Counselling Studies

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Course starts: Tuesday 2nd September 2024

3:30pm - 8: 30pm


Tea break and regular reflection points.

Refreshments available 

This course is held at Phoenix Academy, Phoenix Counselling and Therapy Services CIC, 10 Langdale Road, Billingham.

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Who is this course for?

This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:

Take the next step in training to become a counsellor

Learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health

Be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting


This qualification leads to employment and increases employability for those whose role is to support others in sectors such as health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, and other helping roles. It provides additional skills for those already in employment and is likely to lead to increased opportunities for promotion.

This qualification will enable successful candidates to work as skilled supporters within a range of job and career opportunities.

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Key Information


Registration Fee:£189.00

(Instalment Plan Available with deposit).

Qualification Number: 600/5104/8

Guided Learning Hours: 90 hours (minimum)

Total Qualification Time: 96 hours

Credit value: 20

Minimum age: 19 years

This course 'MAY' be eligible for Government Funding via the Advanced Learner Loan: Advanced Learner Loan: Overview - GOV.UK (

Commitment to Neurodivergent Learners and LGBTQIA+ in Counselling


This course in committed to in-depth acceptance and exploration of neurodivergence and LGBTQIA+ identities within the context of counselling. Students learn about the unique challenges and strengths of neurodivergent individuals, as well as the diverse experiences and needs of LGBTQIA+ clients. The course aligns and emphasises the importance of culturally competent and inclusive practices, focusing on creating a safe and affirming therapeutic environment. Through case studies, guest speakers, and interactive discussions, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support and advocate for neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ clients, promoting mental health and well-being in these communities.

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