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DIP HE Counselling


joint 1st in the UK

for graduate prospects*

450 hours

of face-to-face contact with the programme team

joint 1st in the UK

for graduate prospects*

UCAS code: N/A

Year of entry: 2021

UCAS Tariff:

Duration: 2YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?

As the demand for professional counsellors increases, particularly in the private sector, the Diploma in Counselling offers an opportunity to develop professionally and personally through an academic and experiential programme of study.

The course:

  • is aimed at providing you with a general professional qualification in counselling
  • will help anyone working in related professions by adding valuable understanding and skills
  • *is in a subject area rated joint 1st in the UK for graduate prospects and 1st in Wales and 10th in the UK for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2022
  • will prepare you to work with adult clients
  • includes clinical placements
  • is grounded in the person-centred approach allowing you to provide empathic, authentic relationships which will develop effective therapeutic interaction
  • emphasises the personal development, self-awareness and psychological maturity of the trainee
  • develops the ability to write and practice reflectively, to apply theory in practice, to understand and apply ethical principles in your work, and professionalism in practice
  • provides 450 face to face contact hours over 2 years


If you would like a taster of the subject before committing to the full diploma, then you may also be interested in our short course Introduction to Counselling.


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