Counselling & Hypnotherapy Courses



"If you are contemplating a change in career, the structure of this part time counselling course would suit a lot of working people. The depth and breadth of subject content has been superb. However, you only get out of the course what you are prepared to put into it. If human behaviour and thought processes fascinates you this is the course for you!" - LAURA HOLFORD

Our counselling and hypnotherapy courses in Leeds take place at Leeds Trinity University. Our courses are accredited by professional bodies such as the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society for counselling or the National Hypnotherapy Society for hypnotherapy courses, where you can become an Accredited Member (MNCPS (Acc.)). We are also proud to be an approved centre for Prince’s Trust Qualifications, which validates our qualifications and lists our courses on the RQF (Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework).

We offer different counselling courses depending on your skill level and qualifications. These include:

Level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Introduction to Counselling Skills is a one-year course for beginners new to the industry. Our unique course blends hypnotherapy with counselling skills. The result of this is graduates can start professional practice with a good level of hypnotherapy knowledge and experience, along with having vital, rapport-building, and client-supporting skills learned from counselling approaches. This course covers topics such as conducting hypnotherapy sessions and hypnotherapy and counselling skills.

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory is a two-year course which incorporates level 3 as the first year of the syllabus. Applicants with an appropriate Level 3 Counselling Skills qualification can join directly onto year 2 of this course. This course includes components such as foundations of counselling, psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive approaches.

Finally, our most popular course; Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling is a three-year course. It incorporates levels 3 and 4 as the first two years of the syllabus. Choose this level 5 professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling course if you wish to become a professional counsellor and wish to gain, through qualification, a route onto an Accredited Register approved by the Professional Standards Authority. This course includes components such as understanding depression and human relationships, abuse and addiction and personal and professional development.

The Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling is our recommended course as it fully meets current professional requirements and is also the most cost-efficient way to enter our profession.

For more information on the courses on offer at Leeds please contact us or request a prospectus.

*Please note that direct entry classes for this intake start 15th June

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