How to Become a Counsellor

CPCAB's Free Counselling Training Taster

Welcome to How to Become a Counsellor

The taster is designed for those who are considering counselling training or have an interest in pursuing a career as a counsellor.  The taster gives insight into the counselling landscape, the route to achieving your career goal, and an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to become a counsellor. We hope this short introduction will give you confidence in choosing the best training pathway for you and encourage you to begin your journey to becoming a counsellor.
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Who is it for?

We’re aware it can be daunting taking the first steps, therefore, we aim to help you answer the following questions…
  • Is counselling training for me?
  • What is involved in counselling training?
  • What are the different types of counselling training?
  • Where should I start?
This introductory taster is intended for individuals who are in the initial stages of exploring a career in counselling. If you are presently enrolled in or have already completed CPCAB's Level 2, please note that the content covered in this taster is presented in greater depth at Level 2

The CPCAB Level 2 course, is also suitable for several career paths, for instance, you may be interested in life coaching, health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, and other helping roles.  If this sounds like you, then we also recommend enrolling on this free introductory taster!

How much does it cost?

The taster is completely free!

How long will it take?

2-3 hours approximately

When can I start?

This taster is available to start as soon as you like and you can work at your own pace

What will I receive?

Once you have completed the taster, you will receive a CPCAB CPD certificate. We also hope you will gain new knowledge and understanding about the training required to become a counsellor, plus the confidence to take those first steps to start the training
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Who is CPCAB?

CPCAB is the UK’s leading awarding organisation specialising in counselling. Since 1993, we've aimed to provide a range of world-class qualifications delivered competently and creatively to prepare every learner to be a compassionate, safe and effective practitioner.

We offer vocational and technical qualifications in 200 training centres and 400 locations throughout the UK and overseas, with over 16,000 learners studying our qualifications each year.

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