Counselling Training

Award winning counselling training provider. We understand the value and importance of quality therapy and share this through our training opportunities.

Embracing creativity, humanity and profound healing

Award winning counselling training provider that has seen counselling trends come and go and understand the value and importance of those elements that stay constant.

Our integrative course and encompasses elements and theories from the rich tapestry that is the psychology and therapy world.

Professionally recognised, our Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is your gateway to a career in Talking Therapies.

Learn about Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Introduction to Counselling

Dip your toe into counselling with our 8 week introduction course

Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Train to become a qualified counsellor - Part time & Full time courses available.

January 2023 Information

Read more about our BTEC L5 January 2023 Intake

L5 Course Syllabus

The Therapeutic Counselling Course Syllabus

L5 Training FAQs

Commonly asked questions about our training opportunities

L5 Costs & Duration

A full explanation of financial and time commitments associated with the BTEC Level 5 Counselling Course

L5 Application Form

Apply for the BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Course.

What Happens Next

Here you'll find details on the process once you've submitted your application form

Student Placement

Find out more about our student counselling placements

Academic Team

Meet our experienced, passionate and diverse academic team

Published Audit Reports

Read exactly how we're doing on our annual published awarding body audit

Therapeutic Counselling Training

Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

With a combined experience, within our team, of over 40 years in the talking therapy world we have seen counselling trends come and go and understand the value and importance of those elements that stay constant.

Our BTEC syllabus provides the national recognition and access to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS) professional membership bodies required to work as a talking therapist in the UK.

We have combined the BTEC framework with our own personal and professional knowledge and expertise on embracing humanity, creativity and profound healing for a long time. This syllabus is the perfect blend of theoretical and practical based learning whilst providing you with an in depth knowledge to empower, heal and transform your clients lives.

You will be taken on a journey of self discovery that will be deeply healing, raw and challenging on a soul level whilst equipping you for the realities of working in the counselling and psychotherapy profession. We believe that you must be comfortable sitting in your own darkness, before you can sit in the darkness with others. Therefore, you will need to have a good level of self awareness, open mindedness and resilience to undertake this training.

Supporting Minds CIC offers Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Pearson.
What our students say

Student Feedback

So far the course has given me so much more than I expected. I wasn’t expecting the huge personal growth, the greater self confidence or the depth of self healing. Jenine, you leave no stone left unturned in my soul! The tutors offer so much acceptance that I know that whatever I unearth it will be ok and I feel their support. A support that has given me a safe place to take this personal journey entwined with the practical and theoretical learning. Life changing, soul rescuing and wonderfully creative.


This course has surpassed all my expectations. I love the balance of theory and existential learning and that this course actually allows you to go to new depths of yourself. Other courses often focus on the theory, but at Supporting Minds they allow you to feel it and I know I’ll be a better counsellor because of it. At times it can be hard to sit with your emotions but I think this way of learning really enables you to fully empathise with potential clients. The tutors and staff have such a down to earth and approachable nature- no question is a stupid one! I would thoroughly recommend this course. If it had a 5 star rating, I’d give it a 10!


Fantastic place to study, fantastic support and opportunities and experience


I trained with them. Such a supportive yet professional environment, I would wholeheartedly recommended it.


I’m now a qualified counsellor with the fantastic training I received from Supporting Minds.


I am thrilled to be learning within such a comfortable, beautiful atmosphere and surrounded by incredibly supportive and warm staff. Supporting Minds provides counselling for a very small cost, making it accessible to everyone; showing just how Person-centred they are! As soon as I walked into Supporting Minds I knew it is the perfect place to fulfill my dream of becoming a counsellor. I couldn't wish for anything more!


I started the level 5 course in September, and absolutely love it. It has completely changed my life for the better both personally and professionally. The monthly weekend sessions fit brilliantly around my full time job. I can’t recommend this course highly enough.