A Centre of Excellence
for counselling training

In recent years, we’ve seen the demand for mental health services grow enormously.

Both locally and nationally, there has been a dramatic increase in rates of anxiety, self-harm, complicated grief issues, loneliness and low mood.

The pandemic has its part to play in this shift, with 75% of the UK public reporting negative effects on their mental health post-lockdown*.

More than ever before, counselling and psychotherapy need to be an integral part of the country’s long-term mental health response to COVID-19.

Encouragingly, running alongside the increased need of mental health services in Cornwall, the rise in the number of people wishing to help, support and train in the field of counselling has also seen a rise.

Many of these people are taking up the call with the help of The Cornwall Counselling Institute (CCI).

We currently offer 4 counselling programmes which can be studied as stand-alone qualifications, for those wishing to upskill or for those wishing to gain professional qualifications in the field.

Whatever stage in your counselling journey you’re at, you’ll find something here. From entry-level through to advanced, professional development short courses right up to a degree, there really is something for everyone.

The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) conducted a Mindometer report in 2021, based on a YouGov survey of nearly 5,000 therapists.

NEED TO KNOW MORE?
Join us at one of our Counselling Taster Sessions in St Austell this summer:

  • Tuesday 23rd August – 10.00am-17.00pm
  • Saturday 3rd September – 9.00am-16.00pm

The taster day will offer you an informal experience to ask questions, try out some listening skills yourself and learn from professionals who have been on their own learning journey through Cornwall College.

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NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO?

Penhaligon Counselling Agency
This low cost service offers a safe and confidential place to talk with a counsellor.

Find out more

Courses at Cornwall Counselling Institute

Cornwall College logoOnline NCFE L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Evening Course)

Online NCFE L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Evening Course)

Adult
  • Location – Cornwall College St Austell
  • Duration – 20 Weeks
  • Level – Level 2
  • Available Starts – 06/09/2022
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Cornwall College logoDiploma in Person-centred Counselling & Therapy

Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Therapy

University
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – 2 Years
  • Level – Level 5
  • Available Starts – 20/09/2022
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Cornwall College logoAdvanced Counselling Studies*

Advanced Counselling Studies*

University
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – 1 Year
  • Level – Level 4
  • Available Starts – 20/09/2022
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Cornwall College logoBA (Hons) Counselling Studies (Part-time)

BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (Part-time)

University
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – 2 Years
  • Level – Level 6
  • Available Starts – 23/09/2022
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