Chelmsford Counselling Foundation

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Certificate in Counselling Skills

September 2019- July 2020

This training aims to provide students with the core skills to understand and apply the basic concepts of counselling together with the skills and knowledge required to develop a relationship using role play. The course is open to individuals wishing to:

  • Improve their knowledge of counselling skills and theory.
  • Acquire a basic understanding of human development.
  • Develop greater sensitivity to human relationships.
  • Improve their communication skills.
  • Become more self aware.

This is a part-time course running from September 2019 until July 2020 and comprises three terms each of ten weeks in duration. The course is held on Wednesday evenings at C.C.F premises from 6.30pm until 10.00pm. The timetable is run in conjunction with the local authority school term and holiday dates. Two Saturday workshops are also scheduled as part of the course. It is important to stress that completion of this Certificate level course is not a licence to practise as a counsellor.

Teaching is by seminars which include practical work and group experiences.

Trainees successfully completing this course may wish to further their studies with us by participating in the Diploma in Counselling Skills, which forms part of our B.A.C.P accredited training course.

Please note that progression is not automatic but dependent on our assessment process. (See course brochure).

Term Dates:  


Induction:  Wednesday 11th September 2019
Term 1:  Wednesday 18th September to Wednesday 27th November 2019
 Half Term:  Week commencing 28th October 2019
 Term Two:  Wednesday 8th January to Wednesday 18th March 2020
Half Term:  Week commencing 17th February 2020
Term 3:  Wednesday 22nd April 2019 to Wednesday 1st July 2020
Half Term:  Week commencing 25th May 2020


Fees for 2019 – 2020:

Course Fee: £1530 – see details on application form
Deposit:  £500 non refundable

Former clients of CCF wishing to train as counsellors cannot do so here until at least five years after their last counselling session with us.


Please download application form: CICS Application form 2019Training Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form  and view our Privacy Statement – Training 2018

Ideally, applicants should be aged 21 years and over.