You must have undertaken counselling skills training, such as our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent.  Level 3 Counselling Studies is intended for candidates who want to take the next step in training to become a counsellor (having already acquired counselling skills) and learn more about counselling theory and agency work. 


As well as deepening the skills you learned on Level 2, you will be introduced a number of different theoretical approaches to counselling and learn about working with counselling agencies. As part of this qualification you can volunteer to work for an agency in a non-counselling capacity.

Level 3 Counselling Studies is a robust and ethical course, led by professional psychotherapist facilitators who will encourage and support participants to continue to examine and develop their personal awareness while also building an awareness of the historical richness and breadth of psychotherapeutic theory. All applicants must  fill in an application form and attend an interview with a member of the tutor team. If you have any questions, please ring the Banbury Therapy Centre on 01295 251102.

Term will start 3rd/7th/9th October 2019. Three courses will run in parallel:

Monday afternoon 13.30pm - 17.30pm

Tuesday evening 17.30pm - 21.30pm

Thursday morning 9.30am - 13.30pm

please state clearly on your application form which groups you wish to be considered for.

The academic year will be structured in three terms with Christmas, Easter and Half Term breaks following the Oxfordshire school calendar as much as possible.

120 Face to face teaching hours:
Minimum age: 21 years
Progression: Successful students may progress onto the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  The unit credit can also be used towards other relevant qualifications on the QCF
Qualification Structure: 1 mandatory unit: A/503/9737 Developing Understanding of Counselling
For more information please refer to the CPCAB website course information.

Fee £1055   

Affordable payment plans are available. Please contact reception on 01295 251102 or email info@banburytherapygroup.com

If you are interested in applying for this course, download an application form here or contact reception (phone 01295 251102,

Ethics and values was our first topic,
A presentation we had to pick,
Boundaries was next, we had to keep to time,
We learnt about confidentiality, which we had to keep
unless there was a crime,
Empathy was next, a hard skill to grasp,
We then left sympathy in the past,
We tried to help others, not forgetting ourselves,
our feelings were felt,
We learned paraphrasing and re-stating and how they are spelt!
We spent time reflecting and being self-aware,
We did this in groups and in pairs,
There’s lots of questions to be asked open or closed,
Our feelings had to be un-masked,
Feedback sandwich is what we made,
Let’s hope we make the grade,
The end is near, so do not fear,
We’ll see you in another year!!
Level 3 - 2019