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Counselling Courses in Guildford, Surrey

At Guildford College we have established an excellent reputation for our counselling training, over many years of provision.

We offer a wide range of courses, some BACP accredited. Starting with the Interpersonal Skills Award NCFE Level 1, our students can progress through Levels 2 and 3, up to Foundation Degree and a top-up BA Degree, franchised from the University of Greenwich. We also offer an Access to Counselling Diploma which provides a nationally recognised route to Higher Education. All our lecturers are themselves practitioners/supervisors in the field.

As awareness of mental health issues continues to increase in the public consciousness and more people seek professional help and advice, there is a rise in demand for counselling and professional qualified counsellors. Employers are beginning to ask more and more for counsellors with a degree in counselling, BACP accreditation or both.

Counselling BA (Hons) top up - full-time - 2020:21
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Counselling Foundation Degree FdSc - full-time - 2020:21
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Why Choose Guildford College?

  • Wide range of courses
  • Foundation Degrees and Degrees accredited by BACP and validated by the University of Greenwich
  • Excellent reputation and high success rates for counselling courses
  • Suite of counselling rooms, which were commended by Ofsted
  • Graduates will be eligible for individual application to the BACP for accreditation following completion of further supervised practice
  • Opportunity to experience alternative models of counselling

Day to Day in Industry

  • Counselling skills
  • Personal development
  • Approaches to counselling theory
  • Professional issues
  • Roles and responsibilities of a practitioner
  • Counselling ethics

Average Salary

Starting salaries for counsellors are between £19,000 and £26,000 a year. More experienced counsellors with supervisory responsibilities can earn between £30,000 to £40,000.

Moving On

We offer a Foundation Degree followed by Degree in Counselling. Alternatively you could undertake university courses in psychology and counselling, therapeutic counselling, counselling studies, person-centred counselling or further professional qualifications.


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