Taught course

Counselling Certificate

University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Health and Applied Social Sciences
Professional / Short course

Entry requirements

Please see http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/L50057 for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

The Professional counselling certificate course is designed for people who work in a setting that involves offering help, support, or guidance to others. People working in education, the NHS, voluntary agencies, social services, government schemes or in the private sector will find the course provides invaluable skills and knowledge.

The next step

The certificate in counselling gives you the chance to develop counselling skills rather than qualify as a professional counsellor, so it is useful for a wide range of roles and as a step towards full qualification. UWE Bristol also provides a Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling, which you can apply for when you have completed this Certificate successfully. Alternatively, if you have an undergraduate psychology degree (with Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society) you can go on to apply for our Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

We introduce counselling skills through student-centred and experiential learning techniques, and you get to consider a wide variety of counselling-related subjects. For example, you investigate different models of counselling and learn what it is like to be a client. You'll come to clearly understand client-counsellor contracts, develop self-awareness and learn when counselling is appropriate as well as safe and ethical use of counselling skills, and being aware of its limitations.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration

Professional / Short course

part time
12 months months

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
+44 (0) 117 328 3333