Next Steps in Counselling Level 3 (equivalent)

This Course is Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society

The ‘Next Steps in Counselling’ course is our part-time intermediate Counselling qualification, designed for those who want to build on the skills learned in First Steps in Counselling  particularly practical skills.

As with our other courses, we aim to bring creativity and variety to our teaching and encourage our students to approach their training from lots of different angles. This course will cover important key elements such as personal awareness, ethical practice, and listening skills.

Skills practice on the beach

The Next Steps course is hosted in the same, beautiful location that our others courses run from and like our other courses, we will (when the weather is on our side) use the garden and the beach as our classroom.

Course content includes:

  • How to structure a session
  • Intermediate listening skills
  • Ethics in Counselling
  • Developing self-awareness in Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling Approaches:
    • Psychodynamic
    • Humanistic

Please note that this course, whilst being an excellent progression First Steps will not in itself qualify you as a Counsellor. To be recognised by the profession as qualified, you must have at least a Diploma in Counselling; this generally excludes distance learning courses, so please do your research before choosing! Students completing our ‘Next Steps’ course will automatically be entitled to an interview for the  Accredited Diploma in Professional Counselling.

Entry requirements for this course are:

A Counselling Qualification, First Steps Level 2 (equivalent)


Work experience in an appropriate field (teaching, social work, nursing, occupation therapist etc).

It is recommended that you complete First Steps in Counselling or equivalent.

Note: Before applying for the Next Steps in Counselling, it’s important to be aware that progression to the Accredited Diploma in Counselling course is only available to applicants over the age of 24 years, at the time of Accredited Diploma in Counselling  application.

Fees and Dates:

Course fees are £1100 per learner.

The ‘Next Steps’ course runs weekly, between September 2022 to June 2023 Daytime Course available 10am-2pm

Evening and Day Course