Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4)

BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification

About the Course

This is a two-year Diploma in Counselling based on CPCAB’s model of practitioner development and therapeutic change.

The course is also an Approved Practitioner Qualification by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the registration and accrediting body for UK counsellors and psychotherapists.

The course has been designed around the person-centred approach developed by Carl Rogers and the experiential approach that has developed from the work of Eugene Gendlin.

The course is delivered by a highly qualified and knowledgeable tutor team in delivering person-centred counselling training.  

South Coast Wellbeing and Training is committed to providing individual and intensive counselling training at all levels of qualification. To achieve this, the group size is kept to between 8 and  14 trainees. The trainers’ experience over the years is that smaller groups bring out the best in trainees whereas in larger groups many trainees often get lost and find it difficult to find their voice.

You will be trained to achieve a high degree of competency in offering counselling that is based on the six conditions Rogers saw as essential to therapeutic change, and in gaining the skills to work with clients in Gendlin’s process experiential way.

You will also be introduced to differing ideological and philosophical models of human development and change, and to different models of therapy such as Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Entry Requirement

You will be expected to have gained the CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and the L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies or an equivalent of a minimum of 150 hours Counselling Skills training. There is also a 19 years minimum age requirement

Course Requirements

100 counselling hours in a placement over the two years of the course is required. 25 hours of supervision for the 100 counselling hours is required. A minimum of 20 hours personal counselling in each year of the course is required.

Next Scheduled Course Details

The next CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling will run from September 2023 until July 2025.

The course consists of :

  • 24 Blocks – 12 Blocks in each year of the course. There will be an additional online day workshop on each year of the course
  • Each Block will run over Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm.
  • There will be no Blocks in August to allow for annual holidays.
  • Start Date: Sep 9th 2023 
  • End Date: July 7th 2025 


(All Blocks run on Saturday/Sunday)

BLOCK 1 Sep 9/10,2023      BLOCK 2 Oct 7/8,2023          BLOCK 3 Nov 4/5,2023          BLOCK 4 Dec 2/3,2023

BLOCK 5 Jan 6/7,2024       BLOCK 6  Feb 3/4,2024         BLOCK 7 Feb 24/25,2024     BLOCK 8 Mar 23/24,2024

BLOCK 9 Apr 27/28,2024  BLOCK 10 May 25/26,2024    BLOCK 11  June 15/16, 2024  BLOCK 12 July 6/7,2024

(With high demand for our Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling training we strongly recommend booking early for these courses).

Course Fees and Payment Options



L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Tuition Fees

£6900 for the two years of the course

This includes CPCAB registration fees of £686 for the two years of the course

Fees per year

£3450 per year

Payment Options

Option 1

£708 Deposit

Deposits are non-refundable

The balance made up of two payments of £3096 at the start of each year of the course.

Option 2

£708 Deposit

Deposits are non-refundable

24  monthly instalments of £258

A Standing Order is required for this instalment option to run from Sep 2023 until July 2025

Early Bird Reductions

After the Deposit is paid a reduction of £200 from the £3096 Year 1 fees is offered for those choosing to pay before 1st July 2023.


The deposit is to be made on acceptance to the course.

We have a mximum number for the course of fifteeen. Once this number is reached a Reserve list will be opened for any places that are not taken up at the start of the course. Those on the Reserve list who do not join the September 2023 course will receive priority for the next running of the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling which is scheduled for September 2024.


Apply now for the next course by downloading an Application Form

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