General Certificate  General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills Validated by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awards Body) 

This is a 10-week course of 65 guided learning hours, 80 hours CPD. Please download the Brief Course Guide by clicking here.

Quality checked by the National Counselling society


September cohort full 

applications are now being processed for the January cohort.  

Tutorial team includes: Gill Webb, Suzie Mosson, Maria O’Brien, Olivia Djouadi & Mieke Haveman  
Criteria for entry to this course: Recognised counselling or psychotherapy qualification (diploma level or equivalent). Computer with internet connection and email address.

Start Dates:

Start Date Group Meetings (compulsory) Hand in Date
Start Date 17th September 27th September 2020
25th October 2020
22nd November2020

End Date: 25th November 2020

Submission Date: 23rd December 2020

Start Date Group Meetings (compulsory) Hand in Date
21st January 2021 31st January 2021

28th February 2021

28th March 2021
End Date: 31st March 2021

Submission Date: 28th Aprill

Start Date Group Meetings (compulsory) Hand in Date
22nd April 2021 2nd May 2021

30th May 2021

27th June 2021

End Date: 30th June 2021

Submission Date: 28th July 2021
Learning Online to Counsel Online

Welcome to our Introductory Course designed for counsellors and other therapists. Much of the work is group-based however students and tutors do not meet face to face during the Course but make relationships online.

You will learn how to begin, maintain and end online therapeutic relationships by following a timetable of weekly tasks which introduce you to the “e-counselling room”. The online meetings are at pre-arranged times (see below). Your personal tutor will give you support and feedback throughout.

Students present required pieces of work for assessment by the tutors as an online portfolio. Successful students are awarded the General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills. It is anticipated that you will spend 8 – 10 hours a week on this Course.

During weeks 2, 6 and 10, there are whole group meetings held on a video platform. These take place on a Sunday usually in the late afternoon or early evening depending on time zones.

Attendance at these meetings is mandatory.

We hold two Private Study weeks during the Course, to allow students to catch up with reading.

This is a 10-week course of 65 guided learning hours, 80 hours CPD. Please download the Brief Course Guide by clicking here.

Additionally, you can secure your place by paying a Deposit (£100)  Information about Fees can be found here

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

If you would like to enrol for the course please fill in the short form [reached by clicking the button below] and our administrator Jasmine will be in touch with you.

Not all training organisations work the same way, whilst we  offer a range of distance learning options, we prefer the tutor-led approach. Here is a little more about what to expect when going our General certificate or Diploma courses.

Some information about what you can expect from this accredited certificate course.





If you are used to working in a particular way it can be hard to imagine if it will adapt to online. We feel confident it can at OLT.

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