Counsellors work with individuals to support personal development and in times of crisis or distress to help to bring about change in their lives, while respecting their values and capacity to find their own solutions.
We deliver counselling courses at all levels, taught by fully qualified and practising counsellors.
To find out if counselling is for you, try our four-week taster course which runs throughout the year at various small and friendly college venues. Our eight-week Level 1 course builds on the taster, providing a more in-depth introduction, with some written work.
Beyond these introductory courses, we run formal counselling training, accredited by ABC, at Levels 2and 3 at our Deane Road Campus. We also offer other short courses such as anger management, bereavement and loss and assertiveness, including bespoke courses for external organisations.
We have strong links with the University of Bolton, so there are many opportunities to progress to one of the many Psychology programmes they offer, leading to a host of careers including psychotherapist, psychologist or wellbeing practitioner.
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Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre
I like the course, I’m learning new listening skills and finding out what is actually involved in counselling. The tutor is fantastic, he answers all kinds of questions and I’m really learning to listen to people. I’m going to do my Level 3 in September, and hopefully I’ll then progress to my Level 4.
Paul Hunt - Counselling Concepts Award Level 2
The content of the course is fantastic, and I’ve enjoyed being part of a close-knit group of students who all support each other. The course was challenging in terms of my own personal development but I’m now equipped with the knowledge and skills to continue my training. I’d love to eventually become a Counsellor myself so I can help other people.
Joanne McCulloch – Counselling Level 1
After leaving the Army, I secured employment as a residential child care worker and decided that it would be beneficial to also gain a qualification that would help me progress in my change of career. The course has a good mix of theory and practical work and I feel that I’m getting a good insight into the role of counselling and the benefits it can bring to other people. I’ve applied to do a Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Practice from September and I’d like to be a fully qualified Counsellor in the future.
Nicola Cairnes – Counselling Level 2