Westmeria College

Are you interested in helping others? Learning about yourself? Your personal development? Learning to use Counselling skills?

Would you like to study in a professional, dedicated and caring Counselling environment?


Welcome to Westmeria Counselling College – we offer both counselling and supervision training as well as student counselling placements.

Studying with us:

Various levels of counselling training are delivered, and all of our counselling courses are accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body (CPCAB).

Our comprehensive supervision course offers the opportunity to acquire and develop an understanding of the essential skills and competencies required to deliver effective supervision. This course has been developed in accordance with BACP guidelines for qualified counsellors who are looking to further develop their practice. Please click here.

All of our training takes place in Bickley, South London and is easily accessible by car and public transport for those living in London, Kent, Sussex and the surrounding South East.

Established in 2003 as a low-cost counselling agency, we have been able to continue providing the service through the generous donations & fundraising of our clients, staff and valued supporters. Providing counselling training has been an alternative way to help sustain our ever-growing and much needed service. So, by attending one of our excellent courses, you are directly enabling someone to receive the counselling they need.

Prospective students often have a variety of questions about their training so please take some time to look through the FAQs that our team of experienced tutors have answered for you.

If you still have any questions regarding any of our training courses, please get in touch by clicking here.

To be kept informed and up to date about all of our college, CPD, training and other charity events, please get in touch by clicking here.

Student Counselling Placements with us:

Student Counselling Placements continue to be in high demand with us as we are a generic counselling agency offering excellent support and supervision alongside your training.

There are a limited number of placements available to start in September each year, and applicant interviews are generally arranged in the June of the same year. Occasionally placements become available at other times, so even if you have missed the opportunity in June it is still worth getting in touch with us.

Whether you are studying with us or elsewhere, we welcome applications from counselling students who wish to have their training placement with Westmeria. You must be studying at least at Diploma level.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to


The foundation of professional counselling practice as well as providing essential listening and communication skills.

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An introduction to the three main theoretical approaches to counselling with a great understanding of what to expect from working in counselling agencies.

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This two-year part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context. It offers the same robust CPCAB TC-L4 Qualification with the additional confirmation that candidates have met the standards of the BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification.

Courses start annually in September.

For further information about general course content, entry requirements and fees please click here.

For further information about the TC-L4 BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification status please click here.


A comprehensive course, reflecting the competencies required in supervision and giving an understanding of essential supervision skills.  This course has been developed in accordance BACP guidelines for qualified counsellors who are looking to further develop their practice.

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CPCAB Level 2 Understanding Substance Misuse – USM-L2

This is a Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Course, which is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualification number for CSK-L2 is 500/4684/6.
This course is offered to candidates who wish to learn why people misuse drugs and alcohol and develop their knowledge and understanding of substance misuse.
For further information please click here!
Learning Outcomes:
·         Learn about the effects of different drugs
·         Understand the harm caused by substance misuse.
·         Recognise the main signs and symptoms of using specific drugs – including alcohol.
·         Identify the link between HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and substance misuse
·         Know how drugs and alcohol affect pregnancy
·         Recognise the signs and symptoms of an overdose of drugs or alcohol
·         Identify the assumptions and stereotypes associated with substance misuse.
Entry requirements:
No previous training or experience is required to undertake this qualification.  Age over 18
How you will be assessed:
Assessment will be via a candidate portfolio including an assignment.
Dates & Times:
15 week course Thursdays 6.30 – 9.30pm.  Start date:  Call for dates.  Next course starting September 2016
£325 (which includes the CPCAB registration fee). .  For further details please contact our admin as below.  Payments can be made by cheque, cash or BACS transfer.
Application for this course:
Please contact Jenny Powell and  for an application form.

To register your interest, simply complete the form below or alternatively call us on 0208 467 9693 or email us at

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