Counselling - Graduate Certificate

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. 

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Part time


Subject area

  • Counselling

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Part time £4,250 per year

Duration of study

  • 1 year

Why study Counselling at Keele University?

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
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Sarah, Graduate Certificate in Counselling

"The experiential learning techniques really get you thinking outside of the box and you subconsciously transfer this thinking to your everyday life."

Sarah, Graduate Certificate in Counselling

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counselling session at Keele university

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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