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Counselling Part-Time Courses

Gain the qualifications needed to succeed in this hugely rewarding, varied, and fascinating vocation.

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It takes a special kind of person to pursue a career as a counsellor; you need to be a great listener and communicator; be empathetic to people’s feelings; have high levels of compassion, tact, and understanding; and want to make a positive difference to the lives of others. If you have these traits, counselling can be a hugely rewarding, varied, and fascinating vocation.

Many people find it helpful, comforting and empowering to seek the support of a counsellor at some point in their lives. Maybe they’re looking to improve their mental wellbeing, or simply want to make a positive change to their lifestyle. Here at Petroc, we have a range of part-time counselling courses that can help you to develop the understanding, knowledge, and skills you need in order to provide support to these individuals and help them talk about their feelings.

Our counselling courses are fully-accredited by the CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body); the only awarding body in Europe to specialise in the field of counselling.

Whether you’re looking to upskill for your current role, continue your professional development, increase your chances for employment or promotion, completely change career direction, or just want to be able to positively impact the lives of your friends and family - we’re here to help you go further in life.

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.