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Level 2

Counselling Stage 2 (Evening)


This course will build on the content of Stage 1 and will introduce the three main models of counselling/psychotherapy, namely, the psychoanalytic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural (CBT).

Learners will be introduced to, among others, the psychoanalytic approaches of Freud and Winnicott, Bowlby’s attachment theory, transactional analysis, Jung’s analytical psychology, gestalt therapy, Beck’s cognitive therapy, and third wave CBT. There will be opportunities to explore links and parallels between the different approaches.

The course will include:

  • Theoretical input
  • Discussion
  • Experiential exercises
  • Skills practice

The course will also involve tutor input, YouTube videos, small group and whole group discussions and experiential exercises. It will build on Stage 1, along with question types and ways of challenging.

Additional tasks will be allocated to the learners to undertake further reflective work and research outside of the classroom in addition to the 100 hours of class contact.

If you think you are in need of counselling yourself, this is probably not the time to be considering a counselling course. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties please contact your doctor for advice, or visit NHS Talking Therapies Services :: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

You will need to attend one of our Induction/Interview sessions prior to being accepted on this course. Dates will be posted here by the end of May 2024.






Tuesday 18:00-21:00



Please note the course does not run in half term or end of term breaks.


Learners must have successfully completed Introduction to Counselling Stage 1 at Crawley College, before they can enrol on the Certificate in Counselling Stage 2 course.

Learners must have a good level of spoken and written English. They need sufficient mental and emotional strength and maturity and resilience to be able to participate in each session of the course, which is very experiential as a lot of learning takes place through discussion and practice through role plays.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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