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CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4)

The MBET Centre's Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling training programme is an integrative (dialectical) approach which highlights a series of competencies required for effective counselling/psychotherapy practice. Trainees will have the opportunity to learn how to use a range of acceptance and change strategies appropriately in therapeutic relationships.


Course content

The approach is technically eclectic and trainees are taught to use a range of strategies and techniques from Mindfulness based therapies like ACT and emotion focused approaches like AEDP. 

The approach is informed by attachment theory/research and mindfulness studies/research. Attention is also paid to current neuroscience findings.

Trainees will be required to have a minimum of 10 sessions of personal therapy per year.

Trainees will be required to attend 1 course of Mindfulness training per year.

This qualification is not suitable for those currently in a state of emotional difficulty and/or psychological confusion.


Building on strengths

In core areas like supervision, theory, therapeutic skills/strategies and personal development we encourage our students to develop their individual strengths through attentional training and personal therapy. At the Diploma level MBET tutors aim at stretching and supporting trainees as they engage with the course material with the aim of acquiring greater breadth and depth of understanding and knowledge. Trainees are also expected to show increasing ability to use a range of skills/strategies, including the ability to modify relationship stances to meet the needs of individual clients/patients.


Before You Apply

Prospective candidates will need to be 21 years or over at course start date and have sufficient life experience and self-awareness. Candidates will need to have completed both the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies or their equivalent. Successful completion of the MBET PRE-DIPLOMA LEVEL 4 training allows access to the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Course. In addition, candidates will be required to attend an interview and possibly take a written test to assess suitability for academic work at Level 4. References will also be required.


Awarding body

Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)



Date(s) / Times:


Next Intake: January 2021 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6.0-9.0 pm)

Ends: December 2022


Class size: Maximum 12
Fee for the 2-year course (registration fee not included): £5,718



Psychosynthesis Trust
92-94 Tooley Street
London Bridge

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