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Are you a caring, kind person who wants to help others with overcoming their problems and cope with difficult situations? A counselling course with East Durham College could be your first step towards your career as a counsellor.

Choose your Course

Taught at East Durham College's Peterlee campus, our counselling course programmes are available part-time, making them ideal for adult learners looking to expand their skill set, or to move career paths into counselling.

As we're based in Peterlee, our counselling courses are ideal for anyone from the surrounding area, including Durham, Sunderland and Hartlepool. Most of our counselling courses are part-time study, allowing you to gain your qualification while still working, or able to work around your current circumstances.

Why Consider Counselling?

Counselling is a highly rewarding profession. Qualified counsellors provide support to those who need it - whether it be a mental health condition, difficult life circumstances, housing situations or anything else, it'll be your job as a counsellor to be the support that individuals need.

With East Durham College's counselling courses, we'll help you to develop your listening skills, gain an understanding of the counselling process as well as developing your personal insights and self-awareness.

We offer several routes of study in counselling, including a Higher Education (Degree) route, as well as Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

Our counselling courses are designed for anyone interested in developing listening skills, gaining an understanding of the counselling process and developing personal insights and self-awareness.

How to Apply

Interested in applying for a counselling course at East Durham College? Our full range of current counselling courses are listed below - choose which you'd like for more information, and then follow the instructions on the page to apply.

Know which one you'd like to apply for already? Apply now by clicking here >>

If you have any questions about any of our courses, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Fill in our online enquiry form by clicking here, or give our Student Services team a call on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on each of our counselling courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available part time course(s) for 2020/2021 are listed below:

The course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the 2020/2021 academic year. For the course start date, please check within the individual course page itself.

Available full time and/or part time course(s) for 2021/2022 are listed below:

The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the 2021/2022 academic year. All full time courses will start September 2021. For any part time courses, please check in the individual course page for their start date during 2021/22.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in counselling, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website