Our Courses

Here you will find a short description of our courses. Please click the links for more information and application forms.

Level 1 Introduction to Listening Skills

The Banbury Counselling Academy in collaboration with the Well Retreat are delighted to offer this qualification new for 2019 which is designed for candidates wishing to develop their listening skills for use in a variety of personal and professional contexts to:

  •  improve communication

  •  improve work relationships

  • enhance personal relationships

  • promote better community relations.

Over six weeks you will work within a small group with 2 qualified counsellors to practice active listening skills and raise your awareness about what may be blocking your communications with colleagues, family and friends. Click here to find out more

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

This is a robust and ethical course, led by professional psychotherapist 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 and 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. Click here to find out more

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

As well as deepening the skills you learned on Level 2, on Level 3 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. Click here to learn more.

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is a part time, 2 year course for learners who want to train to become a qualified counsellor working within an agency setting.  Applicants must have the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or equivalent qualification. Click here to learn more.

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

The level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling is a 1 year course which qualifies the counsellor to work as an independent practitioner working at greater depth and with more complex presentations. Click here to learn more.