Level 4 Diploma in Counselling

“Your course has given me invaluable training and support and although the journey has been very difficult at times I have benefited hugely personally and in my counselling path. I know that I would not be who I am today without the teaching and support I have been given from start to finish and the teaching has been brilliant from the start of level 3 through to the end of level 4. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.” (Abby 2018)

Entry on to this course is subject to completing a recognised Level 3 Certificate in Counselling course.

This diploma course may be offered as an evening course in which it will take 2 years to complete or as a daytime course in which it will take 1 year to complete. It is expected that students will attend a self-development weekend during the course.

The course has been developed by Carol Harmston-Dean for JHD Counselling Services and it is accredited directly with The National Counselling Society.

Course content: Level 4

• Developing a core Humanistic model
• Working with Children and Young People
• Preparing for working with clients safely and ethically
• Working within a Counselling Organisation
• Supervision
• Self-Awareness

Methods of Assessment

Journals, Presentations, Skills Practice, Tutorial, Research project, Case study, 100 supervised client hours, placement manager report and supervisor report. It is also expected that students will attend one self-development weekend during the course.

To graduate successfully from Level 4, not only do the taught elements need to be completed but a student also needs to reach full completion of all 100 placement hours.

Course Details

Venue: North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Road, Cambridge, CB4 2JF

Cost: £4000 per person (for discount see payment options below), all inclusive, no hidden extras. A non-refundable deposit of £250 (in addition to the 4000) is required in by the end of August 2019. The fee covers 6 mandatory units of study.

Payment Options: In full, upfront for either 1 year or 2 year course OR

in halves at the beginning of each year of a 2 year course OR

Students may also pay in monthly instalments for the duration of the course. For the 1 year course the fee of £4000 over 12 months equals monthly amounts of £333.34 September 2019 to August 2020 inclusive. For the 2 year course the fee of £4000 over 24 months equals monthly amounts of £166.67 September 2019 to August 2021 inclusive.

Equipment required: Paper, pen and a file for handouts/resources

Refreshments: Refreshments are not available, attendees are advised to bring their own food and drink.

Upcoming course dates for Level 4 Diploma in Counselling:

  • Wednesday evening, from September, over 2 years.
  • Monday daytime, from September, over 1 year.

Start dates:

Wednesday evening – 18 September (18:15-21:15)
Monday daytime – 16 September (09:30-16:30)


Wednesday evening: Tom Marty
Monday daytime: Nat Clewley

Students will get a facilitator for process group and in the final year, supervisors to support their placements. Help and support is also given to secure placements.

Who is this course for?

This course is essential for anyone wishing to embark on a career as a qualified counsellor.

How do I book a place on this course?

Click HERE to access the booking form to register your place on this course.

For more details about payment instalments or any other query about the Level 4 Diploma in Counselling please call us today on 07811 794203.

“I’ve had excellent teaching and encouragement for the last 2 years. I would highly recommend the course to anyone” – (Julie 2018)

 “Peter is an exceptional tutor” and “having met other students from other centres it is quite obvious that jhd is something special” – (Sue 2018)