Our amazing Therapeutic Diploma Graduates 2017

Our amazing Therapeutic Diploma Graduates 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

 Starts September 2018

The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is a part time, 2 year course which will benefit learners who want to train to become a counsellor working within an agency setting.  The manner of learning is face to face teaching for 1 day a week, in groups of no more than 12 people.  This principle of small classes means that our students are able to explore important issues in a safe and confidential environment.

The Level 4 Diploma provides:

  • coherent vocational and professional counselling training using an integrative model
  • a competence based training which highlights the development of skilled practice via experiential learning
  • specific training for the role of counsellor in an agency setting
  • the opportunity to learn a wide range of counselling theories and approaches
  • a pathway onto the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling.

At a glance

  • Awarding Body - CPCAB
  • Qualification Number 500/8088/
  • Qualification Structure 7 mandatory units:
  • Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
  • Working within a counselling relationship
  • Working with client diversity in counselling work
  • Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
  • Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
  • Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
  • Working self-reflectively as a counsellor
  • Guided learning hours 420 over 2 years
  • Credit value 120
  • Minimum age 25 years

Successful candidates may progress on to:

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills & Theory
Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling

Entry Requirements

You must have both Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent.  Find out more by following this link to the CPCAB website.


Course days and timings for 2018/19

Year 1

Fees - £2495 

Wednesdays 2.30 - 9.30pm or Fridays 9.30am - 4.30pm

Commencing Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st September 2018

Year 2

Wednesdays 2.30 - 9.30pm or Fridays 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Fees - £2495 

Fees are inclusive of CPCAB registration fees, external assessment fees, and 2 residential weekends

If you wish to apply for this course, click here and print off an application form and return to The Banbury Counselling Academy, 69 Oxford Road, Banbury OX169AJ.  If you have difficulty downloading the application form please contact reception on 01295 231320 or email info@banburytherapycentre.com

For those experiencing financial constraints, the Banbury Counselling Academy is on the Career Development Loan Provider Register.  For more information regarding this alternative please go to the Student Financing page