"We’re a counselling training centre, delivering affordable counselling courses, awarded by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body."
CPTA is a specialist counselling training centre approved by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body to deliver counselling courses at training venues in London, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire and Oxford. We are now established as one of the largest providers of counselling training in the country and we are continuing to grow and develop our provision in new regions.
We provide an accessible and affordable career pathway into counselling and related professions.
We have a team of experienced tutors who are established counselling practitioners with a background in training, group facilitation and providing supervision.
Our tutor team are committed to make your experience on these courses enjoyable, suitably challenging, rich and rewarding.
Professional Accredited Counselling Courses
We offer a wide range of nationally accredited counselling courses, awarded by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), enabling progression from Level 2 in Counselling Skills; Level 3 Counselling Studies; through to professional qualifications at Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling; Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; and Level 6 Counselling Supervision.
All courses are approved by Ofqual & the Regulated Qualifications Framework RQF
CPTA actively promotes the principles of the BACP Ethical Framework as an integral part or their counselling and training courses.
CPTA is an approved CPCAB centre
CPTA, The Goodstart Office, SCC, 121 Ninfield Road, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN39 5BD
Tel: 01424 211079
Accreditation & progression
These courses will provide you with a nationally accredited qualification from the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), approved by the Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF). Credits from these courses can be accumulated for Further and Higher Education training, e.g. with the Open University or other programmes of study at University.
Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills CPCAB (ICSKL2)
This is a 30 hour introductory course to using counselling skills in everyday relating with family, friends, colleagues or in a helping role at work. You will learn about various types of helping and how you can develop the art of active listening and empathic responding.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB (CSK-L2)
This 90 hour course is intended for those who want to learn how to use counselling skills within a framework for providing helping, mentoring, care planning, teaching, pastoral and other forms of support work in either a voluntary or employed situation.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB (CST-L3)
This 90 hour course is intended for Level 2 graduates who want take the next step in training to become a counsellor (having already acquired counselling skills) and learn more about counselling theory, practice and agency work. Level 2 and 3 together form the foundation in counselling theory and skills required for progression on to Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) CPCAB (TCL4)
This is a two year Integrative Counselling training based on a relational framework, where you will learn psychodynamic, humanistic, attachment theory, inter-cultural and solution focused approaches. You will develop proficiency as a Therapeutic Counsellor at a counselling placement agency or workplace, under clinical supervision, where you are required to attain 100 supervised client hours. A minimum of 30 hours of personal counselling (integrative) is required throughout the course.
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Integrative) CPCAB (PCL5)
This 30 week Diploma is for qualified counsellors who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent. Practitioners will enhance their knowledge and skills of counselling and psychotherapy at depth while developing their own philosophy of practice. This course is also for practitioners who want to establish and maintain an appropriate framework for independent practice; practice as a senior counsellor within an agency; to carry out client assessments (including identifying and referring clients with severe and complex mental health problems). This course will gear practitioners up to working towards accreditation with BACP.
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Skills CPCAB (CBTL5)
This qualification is intended for qualified counsellors who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent and want to develop CBT skills and theory as an integral part of their counselling work. Practitioners will develop proficiency as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at a placement agency or workplace, under clinical supervision. Candidates will also develop their approach to practice as a senior counsellor within an agency; to carry out client assessments (including identifying and referring clients with severe and complex mental health problems); to develop their proficiency in CBT approach and work towards accreditation with BACP or BABCP.
Level 6 Consultancy Supervision
This is a 24 week course intended for experienced qualified (post Level 4 & 5) counsellors who are either accredited or eligible for accreditation, and who are either practising as a counselling supervisor without a formal qualification or who are about to embark on providing supervision. You will review your growth as a practitioner and learn about integrative frameworks for individual and group supervision, undertake a research project, submit a case study review and develop your approach in training group supervision. This course is designed to prepare you for accreditation as a supervisor with the BACP.
Workshops and CPD
CPTA & Calm Farm offer a variety of workshops for continuing professional development and bespoke training.
CPTA Calm Farm
32 Holliers Hill
Tel: 01424 730859 (9am to 5pm)