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Eager To Learn How To Become A Counsellor? Check Out Our FAQs

Allow Key Counselling Training to guide you in stepping into your new career or expanding your current skill set. Utilise the most frequently asked questions from our clients up and down the UK. 

Helping you take the first step

Becoming a counsellor can be as much challenging as it is rewarding, which is why we aim to give you the relevant support and guidance wherever you are in your career. In addition to our range of CPD events and workshops, not to mention our extensive counsellor training courses, we've listened to the common questions from our clients and assembled some quick answers to put your mind at rest. Got a specific query? Feel free to email or call Key Counselling Training on 0121 236 0620. 

  • What qualifications do you need to be a counsellor in the UK?
    You need a diploma to qualify as a counsellor. Key Counselling Training can provide you with this qualification.
  • How long does it take to train to be a counsellor?
    Depending on the fast track or standard option, it takes approximately two and a half to three years, with Key Counselling Training.
  • Can I work as a Counsellor without BACP accreditation?
    Yes - you will be advised to join the BACP or the National Counselling Society and you don't have to be accredited.
  • Do I need prior qualifications to be a counsellor?
    No, at Key Counselling Training, we provide you with all the learning that you will need to qualify as a counsellor.
  • Can anyone be a counsellor in the UK?
    Yes, as long as you are motivated and want to help and support others, Key Counselling Training will teach, guide, and support you to be a qualified, competent professional.
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Ready to get started?

Take the first step with Key Counselling Training. We have a whole host of courses available, each covering a range of different focus areas to help you establish your specialism and find a role that's truly fulfilling. Available both remote and at our Birmingham and Devon training centres, find the entry or advanced level training opportunity you've been looking for. For more information, email our team

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