Herne Bay Counsellor Training

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

This Level 4 Diploma is underpinned by a Humanistic core model including Gestalt, Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Existential theoretical perspectives.  If you want to gain the skills, knowledge and competencies to work as a reflective practitioner the highest ethical standards in a variety of settings, then this is the course for you.

The course will be demanding in time, finances and personal development.  It will be delivered over a period of 2 years by a team of experienced, committed counselling and practicing tutors who will support you throughout the programme.

What is involved in the course?

100 clinical placement hours
50 hours of personal therapy
Peer learning and process groups
Advanced counselling skills
Increased knowledge of counselling theory and ability to integrate theoretical concepts with practical skills
Increased levels of self-awareness
Knowledge and understanding of professional and organisational issues in counselling and the BACP Ethical Framework
Theoretical and practical issues surrounding client diversity
An understanding and experience of counselling supervision
Tutor tuition and regular tutorials

The is a two-year programme.

There will also be a requirement to allow time for reading, assignments, personal therapy, supervision and placement.


You will be assessed using various means including written assignments, a weekly reflective journal, presentations and observed practice.


£4700 for the two years, including registration fees. This is payable by means of a £300 deposit and 22 monthly payments of £200 by standing order.

Additional Costs:

In addition to the course fees, you will need to undertake at least 50 hours of self-funded personal therapy during the two-year course. 

If the clinical placement does not provide sufficient supervision, students will need to fund any extra costs to comply with the supervision requirements of at least 1 hour every fortnight.

Some placements may require you to complete some training prior to working with clients for which they may ask a fee.

BACP Student Membership, currently £40 per year.

Reading books.


Tuesdays 1pm - 7.30pm

Induction Day:  Tuesday 24th September 2019

Term starts:  Tuesday 1st October 2019

Core Staff: 

Teresa Davey MBACP (Accred.) MNCH (Reg.) HPD
Annetta Bowden MBACP Senior Accred. counsellor/psychotherapist

There will also be other experienced Tutors and Counsellors that will contribute throughout the course.

Entry requirements: 

Relevant Level 2 Counselling Qualification
Relevant Level 3 Counselling Qualification (or in the process of completing)

All candidates will need to attend a personal interview, provide suitable references and evidence of previous training.

How to Apply

For an application form please contact us on 01227 634004, or by email hbcounsellortraining@gmail.com.