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Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5 CPCAB)

This course will begin in September 2021 and will be held over two days each month for 8 months, ending in April 2022

Course Dates

1 Friday September 24th & Saturday September 25th 2021
2 Friday October 22nd & Saturday October 23rd 2021
3 Friday November 26th & Saturday November 27th 2021
4 Friday December 17th & Saturday December 18th 2021
5 Friday January 28th & Saturday January 29th 2022​
6 Friday February 18th & Saturday February 19th 2022
7 Friday March 25th & Saturday March 26th 2022
8 Friday April 8th & Saturday April 9th 2022


This qualification is designed to give counsellors the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as counsellors in independent practice. 

It also equips you to take on a senior counselling role in an organisational context where client assessment, referral and routine evaluation are part of the role.

At ICT the Level 5 is integrative with the relationship as the integrating factor. 

Students will have access to trainers who specialise in both psychodynamic therapy and CBT.

There will be an opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding around psychopathology and to undertake a small research study with your colleagues on the course.


Call Lorna Marchant on 01234 215940 or 07795106498 to find out more.

Email: [email protected]

Course Requirements:

To attend 8 weekend training sessions in full with a minimum of 80% attendance accepted to pass the course.

Personal counselling: a minimum of 40 hours of personal counselling by the end

of the course. 

This can include hours undertaken prior to the start of the course

but at least 10 hours of personal therapy must be undertaken during the course itself. 

Client work: a minimum of 60 hours formally-contracted counselling (one-to one) including client assessment.

Supervision: either group or one-to-one supervision – to meet BACP minimum requirements