Clarity Thinking Psychotherapy

Counselling, Therapy and Training

Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, and Northamptonshire

t: 07790 827259


CPCAB Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Studies

  • To join the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies course, you need to complete the following steps:
  • Fill out an application form and submit it before the deadline.
  • Complete a written exercise to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in counselling.
  • Attend an interview and impress the course tutors with your motivation and suitability.
  • Please note that the course is subject to availability and demand. If there are not enough applicants, the course may be cancelled, and you will receive a full refund of any fees paid.

This is a 90-hour course that involves live teaching sessions. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge of counselling. After completing this course, you can apply for a Level 3 counselling course if you are interested in furthering your studies.


This course aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to apply counselling skills in a range of settings and roles. Counselling skills are essential for effective communication, conflict resolution, empathy, and emotional support. By learning how to use counselling skills ethically and safely, learners will be able to enhance their personal and professional development, as well as foster positive relationships with others.

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How to apply

To complete an application form, please follow these steps:

  • Download the form from our website or request a copy by email.
  • Fill in your personal details, educational background, and work experience.
  • Indicate on your form which course you are interested in.
  • Complete a written exercise on a topic related to the course and attach it to your application form
  • Wait for the confirmation of your eligibility based on your application and exercise
  • If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation for a 30–45-minute online interview
  • If you pass the interview, you will be offered a place on the course

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£900 course fee plus £179 CPCAB registration fee

Core Text

Ballantine Dykes, Fiona, Kopp, Barry and Postings, Traci. 2017 Counselling Skills and Studies. 2nd ed. London: Sage

Further Suggested Reading

Sutton, J. 2008 Learning to Counsel: Develop the Skills, Insight and Knowledge to Counsel Others, 4th ed. Oxford: Spring Hill House.