Counselling at Keele University - UCAS

Course summary

Begin a rewarding journey by learning how to improve people's lives with our part-time Graduate Certificate in Counselling. Blending theory and practice, you will focus on the three strands of counselling training, namely counselling theory, counselling practice and personal development. This programme is ideal if you are looking to start training as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist but lack traditional academic qualifications and/or previous experience in a helping role. Why choose this course?

  • Learn from active practitioners in counselling who have a wealth of experience in counselling training
  • Acquire a theoretical grounding in person-centred/humanistic counselling
  • Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Counselling, may help you meet the criteria for entry onto our MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Extend your professional network by attending our annual counselling conference with internationally renowned keynote speakers and researchers in counselling
The philosophy of our Graduate Certificate in Counselling is humanistic with person-centred practice placed at the heart of the programme. The core theoretical model of the course is derived from an acceptance of Carl Rogers’ belief in the self-therapeutic capacity and wisdom of clients (1967). You will be encouraged to examine and question your own beliefs and assumptions and develop a personal, integrated theory of human development, based upon humanistic phenomenological philosophy and principles. To enable you to build and maintain strong therapeutic alliances with clients you will develop a suite of skills required to not only build relationships but to understand the barriers that may prevent or impact these relationships. We will help you to develop these characteristics through intensive skills and personal development training. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: This course requires no formal qualifications or professional experience except for an English language qualification

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the Keele University website.
Counselling at Keele University - UCAS