BECOME A COUNSELLOR

You were born to make a difference in the world, one life at a time. Waverley Abbey College will help you embrace your God-given purpose.

Your Unique Pathway

Our unique range of programmes, from introductory courses to Masters degrees, means anyone can find a course to suit their life circumstance or academic background. With our distance and blended learning approach, you’ll be able to study around your family, work or church commitments.

A New Career

As a result, you’ll become a fully qualified Waverley Abbey Counsellor in as little as three years, as our programmes meet the standards for accreditation with UK professional bodies, including BACP & ACC.

“Thank you for all your input, support and encouragement to help me become a counsellor. Since gaining my diploma in 2016, I have been building a small private practice, which includes providing counselling for homeless people.”

ALI

Become a fully qualified Waverley Abbey Counsellor in 3 years or less

Explore our courses

UNDERGRADUATE

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION COUNSELLING

Three years | part-time | distance/blended learning, with up to 23 days in person.
For those with A Levels or equivalent.

BA (HONS) COUNSELLING

Four or five years | part-time | distance/blended learning, with up to 23 days in person
For those with A Levels or equivalent.

POSTGRADUATE

MA PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Three years | part-time | distance/blended learning, with up to 21 days in person
For those with an undergraduate degree in any subject

MA THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING AND PSYCOTHERAPY

Two or three years | part-time | distance/blended learning, with up to 21 days in person
For qualified counsellors who have already have an undergraduate degree

WAVERLEY AWARDS

WAVERLEY CERTIFICATE IN INTEGRATING CHRISTIAN FAITH, RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY WITH COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

A three day course.

WAVERLEY ABBEY CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING

One-year | part-time | distance/blended learning, with up to 23 days in person
For those with no prior qualifications

STAY SHARP WITH CPD

CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING SUPERVISION

This short programme equips counsellors with the necessary skills, knowledge and professional development to enable them to provide supervisory support and guidance to counsellors in clinical practice.

COUNSELLING YOUNG PEOPLE: SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

This is a 4-day course for Post-qualified counsellors who wish to begin working with young people (aged 10-18), or current counselling students on adult-focused counselling/psychotherapy training courses who wish to undertake some of their placement hours with young people.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN CARE AND COUNSELLING

The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about themselves and how to help others effectively, no matter how much or how little previous knowledge and experience they have.

Your three steps to becoming a fully qualified Waverley Abbey Counsellor

1. Book a Personal Discovery Call and pick the course for you
2. Apply and enroll

After choosing the pathway that works for you with one of our friendly team on a Personal Discovery Call, fill out a thirty-minute application form and await an interview.

3. Make a difference one life at a time as a fully qualified Waverley Abbey Counsellor, validated by Middlesex University.

All higher education Counselling courses are quality-assured and validated by Middlesex University. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Middlesex award.

Your three steps to becoming a fully qualified Waverley Abbey Counsellor

1. Book a Personal Discovery Call and pick the course for you
2. Apply and enroll

After choosing the pathway that works for you with one of our friendly team on a Personal Discovery Call, fill out a thirty-minute application form and await an interview.

3. Make a difference one life at a time as a fully qualified Waverley Abbey Counsellor, validated by Middlesex University.

All higher education Counselling courses are quality-assured and validated by Middlesex University. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Middlesex award.

We can’t wait to meet you

By booking a Personal Discovery Session, you will: 

  • Receive personalised guidance on choosing the right course for your programme for your academic background and personal circumstances.
  • Get answers to all your questions about course content, structure, and entry requirements.
  • Learn about the best funding option for your financial situation
  • Understand the application process and receive assistance with your form.
  • Discover how our courses integrate faith and learning to support your spiritual and academic journey.
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