Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)

The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.

We offer hybrid learning which means students who are not able to travel can access the live sessions remotely. Out of county applicants are encouraged and welcome.

New course starts

 12th September 2022

Monday eve  5.45 – 9.00pm 

(The Level 2 course can be attended  face to face or live sessions can be accessed remotely).


A deposit of £75.00 is required to reserve your place.

(Scroll down to pay deposit on-line) 


‘I really enjoyed Level 2 with Lotus. It has helped me to listen and interact  with other people on a deeper and more authentic level. I have also enjoyed learning about myself – which was a pleasant surprise. The teachers are warm, friendly and very helpful. Thank you Lotus for making the training a very pleasant experience’. CH Feb 19

‘What a wonderful course. I have achieved a lot with the brilliant guidance of Alison the course tutor. The skills I have learnt are life lessons. The biggest lesson was learning about myself and I am so much better for it. I love the professionalism and the support I received and I am using the mindfulness regularly. Especially the meditation techniques. Thank you for passing on these wonderful life skills.’ AW Feb19

This course will benefit:

  • Those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor.
  • Those who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles.
  • Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development.
  • This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.

If you are interested in developing both a mindfulness practice and counselling skills get in touch today. 

The Level 2 Certificate in counselling studies curriculum is made up of seven learning outcomes.

  1. Use Counselling skills ethically and safely.
  2. Establish and sustain the boundaries of the helping role.
  3. Work empathically as a helper.
  4. Focus on the helpee’s needs and concerns.
  5. Use self-awareness in helping work.
  6. Use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction.
  7. Use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills.

To view a copy of the Level 2 Candidate Learning Guide Click Here

Course Work and External Assessment

Course work includes:

A learning journal (reflections on your learning), one self-review; one essay; review of audio/video recording and notes on your personal development. Tutor feedback on counselling skills practice, contribution to group work and peer feedback.

Near the end of the course candidates will watch a short DVD of a helper using counselling skills (under exam conditions) and then complete a written candidate feedback paper. This will be externally assessed by CPCAB.

The external assessment is like being an observer in a skills practice session.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. Although please consider the following before you apply.

  • You must be over 18 years to apply.
  •  Be able to cope to with the course content.
  • Be able to benefit from self-development.
  • Be motivated towards developing as a helper.
  • Be emotionally stable.
  • Have an awareness of difference and diversity.
  • Identify reasons for training beyond just personal development.

The course will take place over 24 sessions. There are 3  Sat workshops including a day of mindfulness

 The course fee including your CPCAB registration fee is:

Cost £800.00 plus VAT

 There is a £75.00 reservation fee to accompany your application form

Reservation Fee L2 - 12th Sept 2022

Starts On:
September 12, 2022
5:45 PM
Ends On:
September 12, 2022
9:00 PM

Registration Fee - L2 12th Sept 2022

Starts On:
September 12, 2022
5:45 PM
Ends On:
September 12, 2022
9:00 PM