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This is a robust and ethical course, led by counselling professional facilitators who will support participants to develop their counselling skills and encourage them to examine their own historical and emotional issues. The course covers some basic concepts of counselling theory, develops practical skills, teaches the true skill of mindful listening, how to be free of pre-conceived ideas and assumptions to help people to understand themselves better.  Level 2 is intended for candidates who want to help others either in a voluntary or an employed situation. This level won’t teach students to be a counsellor but is the first step on the 4 year training to be a professional therapist. It is particularly well suited to those who work with people in roles such as nursing, staff development, social work, teaching, voluntary work and human resources and those wishing to embark on a career as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Successful completion of this course will qualify participants for entry onto the Level 3 Certificate of Counselling Studies. You will have hours 90 hours of face to face teaching time.  Minimum age 21 years. A Counselling Skills Level 1 qualification is helpful but not compulsory for entrance onto this course. All applicants must fill in an application form and attend an interview with a member of the tutor team. Please click here for a printable application form or contact Banbury Therapy Centre reception on 01295 231320.


Fee £895
Affordable Payment Plans  are available. Please contact reception on 01295 251102 or email info@banburytherapygroup.com
Guided learning hours: 90
Credit value: 17
Minimum age: 21 years .  

Progression:  Successful candidates may progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. The unit credit can also be used towards other relevant qualifications on the QCF


  • Use counselling skills ethically and safely

  • Manage helping interactions

  • Communicate empathic understanding

  • Manage an active listening space

  • Use self-awareness to facilitate helping work

  • Use counselling skills coherently

  • Use study skills to help manage learning

Assessment is by candidate portfolio and an externally assessed written paper after watching a CPCAB DVD under exam conditions. For more information on the content  and expectations of this course, please go to the CPCAB website - www.cpcab.com.


Please note that unlike most other counselling courses, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 12 which ensures a safe and effective learning environment.  Due to high demand this year we will run three parallel Level 2 groups as follows:

Monday morning - 9.30am - 12.30am. 

Wednesday morning - 9.30am - 12.30am. 

Monday evening from 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Autumn term will start on 2nd October 2018 .  The academic year will be structured in 3 terms with Christmas, Easter and Half Term breaks following as much as possible the Oxfordshire school academic year.

Download Application Form

Please state on your application form which day you wish to be considered for.  Applicants will be considered on a first come first served basis.

Accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualification number for CSK-L2 is 500/7938/4.