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Independent Counselling T​raining

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5 CPCAB)

This course is held on 17 Thursdays between October 2022 and June 2023

(9.30 - 4.30)

This qualification is designed to give counsellors  the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as self-employed 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 course is integrative, integrating our understanding and knowledge through the therapeutic relationship. As you will expect the course includes experiential learning as well as skills and theory. 

We aim to work with the interests of the students as well as the staff. 

Through our experience of running this course we have found it is important at this stage in your counselling career to begin looking at those areas that are of interest to you, or aspects of your practice that you are developing a specialism in.

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.

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

Requirements of the course:

Qualification Requirements:

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 training year itself.)

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

Clinical Supervision: either group or one-to-one supervision – as per the supervision ratio requirements of their chosen ethical framework.


Course Fee: £1,750


Deposit on acceptance of a place of £250 with the remaining fee being paid in full or by instalments ***


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

Email: [email protected]


** Please note that should you choose to leave the course early the outstanding course fee must be paid in full within 30 days of leaving.

Course Dates

13th & 20th October 2022

3rd & 10th November 2022

15th December 2022

12th & 26th January 2023

9th February 2023

16th & 23rd March 2023

13th & 20th April 2023

11th & 18th May 2023

1st, 15th & 22nd June 2023