CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)

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?


CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)

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 Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).  Qualification Number: 500/8009/X

This course is designed for students who want to take the next step in training to become a counsellor, having already acquired counselling skills and a wish to learn more about counselling theory and agency work.    At the end of this training you will not be qualified as a counsellor, but it may help you to decide whether or not to continue with further training.

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling.
  • Understand the counselling relationship.
  • Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding.
  • Work within a user-centred approach to counselling.
  • Use counselling theory to develop self awareness in counselling practice.
  • Understand theories of counselling and mental health.
  • Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies.

In addition to meeting the assessment criteria and learning outcomes of the course, students are also required to undertake some Personal Therapy:

Personal Therapy – Students are required to attend 6 sessions of personal therapy during the course which will enhance your training and self-development. This is to be funded by candidates and is an additional cost for you to consider. Your personal therapy cannot be undertaken by a Westmeria counsellor.

Entry Requirement

Minimum age of entry 19 years.

Hold a CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

You will be asked to attend an interview where you will discuss your readiness to embark on the next stage of training and how you think you meet the characteristics identified below:-

  • Ability to translate intra-personal experience into language.
  • Are able to benefit from self-development.
  • Emotional stability.
  • Evidence of personal insight.
  • Ability to form a helping relationship.
  • Awareness of difference and diversity.
  • Are able to cope with the course content.
  • Be motivated towards developing as a counselling practitioner.


Dates & Times:

15 week course – Two courses are run per year

March 2025 to July 2025:  Tuesdays 9.30 – 4pm

October 2024 to July 2025: Saturdays (1 or 2 days per month) Times to be confirmed

Due to high demand, please register your interest for this course well in advance.



The training course costs: £1,100 This includes tuition fees, course materials and tutorials, (Excludes textbooks).  This cost excludes the CPCAB Candidate Registration and exam fee.

Fees can be paid in full prior to the commencement of the course.  A monthly plan is available.  A deposit is required.  For further details please contact Administration. Payment can be made by Cheque cash or BACS transfer.  Please note that once a student has signed up for the course no refunds will be made.

Application for this course:

Please contact Christina Harrison and  for an application form.  Or Westmeria Counselling, Bromley Park Medical Centre, 6 Daly Drive, Bromley Park, Bickley, Kent BR1 2FF.

Progression Route:

If you wish to continue onto the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling then completion of CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies are essential, or have achieved Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).   You will also need to attend, pass an interview and provide a reference from your most recent tutor prior to admission onto the course.

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