Diploma in Online Therapeutic Counselling
Validated by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awards Body)

Tutorial team includes:                                              Mieke Haveman & Babs McDonald

Criteria for entry to this course: Successful completion of the General Certificate or evidence of a basic training in online counselling from another training provider (routes for Accreditation of Prior Learning are decided on an individual basis).

Dates for 2017/2018

DatesGroup Meetings (compulsory) Hand in DateExtension Hand in Date
Part 1 starts September 14th

Short break in December / January

Finishes April 4th
Weekly on Wednesday morningPart 1 portfolio due January 10th 2018

Part 2 due May 9th 2018
Extension date for hand in May 23rd 2018
DatesGroup Meetings (compulsory) Hand in DateExtension Hand in Date
Part 1 start 6th October

Short break in December

Finish 16th March
WeeklyPart 1 portfolio due 15th December 2016

Part 2 due 19th April 2017
Extension date for hand in 4th May 2017

The Reflective Practitioner Online


During the Diploma, Course Members integrate their online counselling knowledge and skills with practice. They will be working as online counsellors receiving clients for counselling and in line with UK counselling practice requirements, they will receive group supervision for their client work during the time the Diploma is running. At the same time, they will explore, research and discuss the challenges which face online counsellors who work with a global client base, considering ethical, legal and health issues from a world perspective as well as considering the different ways the internet may be used for online counselling and therapy. During the taught part of the course, there are weekly discussion meetings using Skype or similar meeting platforms which are held on Wednesday mornings 9.0 – 10.30 am.

If you have any questions please contact OLT administrator, Jasmine Lamb, by clicking here.

If you would like to enrol for the course please complete an application form.

You can look at a Brief Course Guide to the Diploma by clicking here

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