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Counselling is a profession that is particularly in demand, especially in recent years with the increased awareness surrounding mental health. If you are an empathetic person who would like to help others and support them to work through their problems, counselling could be the perfect career for you.

Our accredited counselling courses are the perfect step into your future career. Whether you’re looking for an introduction to counselling, your Level 3 CPCAB qualification, or you’re ready for your BACP membership, we have the course for you.

Trips and visits

As this is a part-time adult counselling course, trips and visits are generally not applicable. However, there may be opportunities to visit higher education institutions to gain an insight into where your studies could take you.

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Adult Learner

Our counselling courses are suitable for complete beginners who are looking to take their first steps into counselling or those who already have some knowledge of this sector and are looking to expand their skills further. If you’re looking to start your professional career, our Level 2 Certificate Counselling course is a great place to start, or if you’re ready to gain your BACP professional membership, take a look at our Level 4 counselling course.

Our experienced tutors train students to the highest possible standard and prepare them for higher education or employment within this challenging yet rewarding field.

Meet our students

Alex Baguley

Alex began his counselling career at our college studying on a level 2 course before progressing on to level 3 and now the Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling course which he is thoroughly enjoying.

He says: “I would definitely recommend studying at Warrington & Vale Royal College to become a counsellor. The team of tutors are supportive, experienced, and passionate. I am proud to have been taught by them and look forward to learning more.”

Julie Snell
The counselling team of tutors are out of this world in terms of their teaching skills, support and their own experience that they bring to each lecture and class.”

Julie decided to study counselling after she was involved in a life-changing accident that made her re-think her career path. After finishing Level 3 Certificate Counselling Skills at Warrington & Vale Royal College, she continued onto level 4.

When Julie finishes her Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling course, she hopes to work in a practice and begin to put all the skills she has learnt into action. She also hopes to continue to see clients from her current placement, as it has become such a special place for her.

Meet our tutors

Melissa Callaghan

Melissa Callaghan

Having previously been a counselling student here herself, Melissa Callaghan is passionate of sharing her knowledge and experiences of the subject to other who are eager to learn. She describes this experience as life changing, praising the support and guidance received from her tutor that encouraged her to branch out into teaching.

Melissa now works in private practice and is thoroughly enjoying bringing her new knowledge and skills into the classroom.

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