CPCAB Accredited Counselling Skills Course

Level 2: Certificate in Counselling Skills ~ Level 3: Certificate in Counselling Skills

Are you interested in developing your interpersonal skills or starting your journey to become a counsellor?

Our course material is designed to provide students with the fundamental information, skills, and competences required to better understand the counselling role. You will learn necessary counselling techniques and how to demonstrate or apply them, in a variety of settings and positions, both ethically and in a safe manner.

Our courses are also an opportunity to develop and improve both
personal and professional relationships. It can also help assist you
in gaining employment in a supporting role and to enhance your skills.

For more detailed course information continue reading below. To enrol onto the course tap the enrol button and submit the form.

September 2024  Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Saturdays 10:00-16:30

15 weeks (90 hours)           
minimum age 18

A counselling skills course for people who want to improve their communication skills for their work role, for personal reasons and for those who want to begin their journey to become a counsellor.        

Cost £450 (payment plan available)  
Awarding Body: Counselling & Psychotherapy central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
Enquiries: basecamptrainingcentre@protonmail.com

January 2025  Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Mondays 17:15-20:30   
30 weeks (90 hours)
Saturdays 10:00-16:30
15 weeks (90 hours)
minimum age 18

For candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to take the next step in training to become a counsellor, learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health, understand the use of counselling skills in allied professions and be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.

Cost £525 (payment plan available)
Awarding Body: Counselling & Psychotherapy central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
Enquiries: basecamptrainingcentre@protonmail.com

Please note:  The course may be subject to cancellation if there are insufficient participants in attendance.

Our Counselling Skills courses are led by qualified and experienced counsellors, and  are classroom-based. We believe this to be an important aspect, because the in-person element will enable participants to understand the nuances of in-person counselling. It will also enable classmates to have open discussions regarding experiences, counselling approaches, and enhance the ability to socialise and practice with peers. The courses will have a strong focus on interactive learning which will involve group work and practice skills.


The training involves learning about utilising counselling within a helping role as well as learning about yourself. A significant aspect of the course is personal development, and as part of this course you will be required to submit a journal every week and discuss your growth.


In order to conclude your training, you are required to complete a candidate portfolio which includes:

Reflective journals

Group projects

Counselling skills assessment


Why chose Basecamp?

If you decide to study this course with us at Basecamp you will have the opportunity to continue your journey through to Level 4 and the unique possibility of trainee placement here with us at our Counselling Service. Once students reach level 4 it is expected they find placement to acquire their training hours to gain the skills required to qualify as a Counsellor.

It is also important when researching Counselling courses you seek one that is accredited by an awarding Counselling body.


There are a few awarding bodies, and care must be taken to ensure that once you enrol at one level you can use this qualification to move to the next level, as well as ensuring the qualification is transferable should you decide to change training provider.

Basecamp is a registered training centre with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). Our courses adhere to their training standards. 

For both courses you will need to be aged 18 or over.