Counselling Courses Birmingham

As the leading provider of counselling courses in Birmingham, Dudley and the wider Midlands area, Key Counselling Training is proud to assist both aspiring and qualified counsellors. The safe and highly motivating atmosphere that we create is designed to stimulate discussion and engagement for those who want to study counselling. Each and every one of our tutors is an industry professional with the qualifications, experience and passion required to support you throughout your training.

Accredited Counselling Courses

Most of our courses are accredited by prestigious organisations, and to both enhance our offering and maintain approved centre status, we’re regularly moderated by our awarding body. Our classes are limited to 12 students, ensuring you receive an intense learning experience. In addition to training, we also offer personal counselling over the phone and face-to-face, so call us today to find out what we can do for you. We also provide a range of CPD workshops and events to support your learning.

Accredited Counselling Courses
Key Counselling Training

Why Train With Key Counselling

The reasons to study accredited counselling courses in Birmingham with Key Counselling Training.

  • ABC Awards approved centre.
  • Reputable counselling training provider.
  • Affordable course fees.
  • We have a range of courses for individuals, counsellor trainees and qualified professionals.
  • Personal counselling free via remote platform.

Online Counselling Training Courses

Either study here at Key Counselling training centre or take online counselling training courses with us and still get the same amazing support and experience. If you have no qualifications but want to train to become a counsellor in Birmingham, look no further than us. Our specialist courses are available to aspiring counsellors with no experience, designed to guide you onto an exciting new career path. We also have courses for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists to enhance your already existing skills.

Online Counselling Training

CPD Counselling Training

To maintain BACP and TNCS membership, you need to complete around 30 hours of continuing professional development (CDP) training per year, which covers topics ranging from conflict resolution to meridian therapy. We offer half and full-day CPD counselling training courses at some of the most competitive prices in the area.

Counselling Training Courses

We are proud to have helped many people boost their careers and obtain the qualifications required to become a life-changing counsellor. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out more about enrolling on our counselling and psychotherapy courses.

What our customers are saying

  • A huge thank you….. Level 3 counselling Certificate I feel the training has been really brilliant. I feel as a person, I have developed so much and learned so much in regards to skills and techniques. Also the reason we use the techniques like person centred and psychodynamic for example. I feel as in regards to the tutoring, I am able to ask questions when needed and Sian was able to know my strengths and weaknesses. Understanding this about me, I feel has made me grow and understand myself a lot more. I am challenged on what I say and do and actually take a lot from this. I think Sian has showed respect and kindness to everyone on the course and wants students learning to develop. I feel learning on this course is a good mix of skills and theory and think the balance is right. I think this is why we have developed through practice. I feel that the classroom learning and practise in place has enabled me to complete a 30 minute piece and at one point I felt this was unachievable. I feel very fortunate to of learned so much on this journey, I would really like to continue my studies. A huge thank you to you Sian.

    S G West Midlands

    I would highly recommend Key….. Level 3 Certificate The training over the last several months has been excellent. I have really learnt a lot and feel like I have not only grown from a counselling point of view but also as a person. Sian is an excellent instructor who is very engaging. She keeps the content interesting and always ties it into real life examples, which I find particularly helpful in my learning. I would highly recommend Key to anyone who is looking to get into counselling as a career, or wishes to study up on their communication skills.

    S B West Midlands

    Thank you for starting me on my journey….. Level 2 counselling 2020 I thought Amanda was fantastic and explained things thoroughly. I felt that if I needed help she would always be there…and I thought the idea of the buddy group is great. Yes I would recommend this training, I thought it was a fair price and well taught by Amanda

    M A
  • Loved the small learning group ………. As a result of Covid 19, you have obviously had to make a lot of changes in a short space of time to accommodate online learning, congratulations on a job well done….

    C W West Midlands

    Extremely accommodating, fantastic one to one advice and “nothing is too much trouble”. Very happy indeed. Knowledgeable, understanding and I can’t wait to start my course.

    Steven Moore

    CONSIDER KEY COUNSELLING! I have had two years of counselling training at this amazing academy and I feel privileged, honored and uplifted with what I have achieved. Having had similar training in the past elsewhere, I find the remarkable exposure I have gained here as a different experience with a wealth of knowledge. Friendly atmosphere with abundance of opportunities is a key feature of this training experience. During my counselling training tenure, I have had the opportunity to complete a diploma in CBT and a diploma in child counselling, along with a diploma in therapeutic counselling (TA). I had the pleasure of being guided and supported by approachable and non-judgmental tutors who were keen in my well being. Lastly, the CPD sessions are intriguing, informative, and it is up to you to learn from those; an open door learning policy. Having thoroughly enjoyed the two years of my studies at Key Counselling, I highly recommend this Institution for someone seeking to be finely skilled in counselling.

  • Highly recommend!!!! An exceptional training provider with extremely professional staff. Highly recommended!!


    Counselling training and more The level of training is outstanding. When talking to others who are training or qualified you realise the depth and quality is second to none and puts you in good stead for your future counselling career. The CPD training is also excellent. I started, ended and expanded my counselling journey with Key Counselling Training and will continue to utilise their fabulous CPD training in the future.


    Highly Recommended I highly recommend Key Training to anybody who’s looking to obtain a career in counselling. My experience was absolutely fantastic. The level of training is of a very high standard. Information provided and the delivery of the course is execeptional. As a group we worked hard and had fun whilst learning. The tutors are very approachable and have good teaching skills which puts you at ease. The CPD courses are good which enhances your knowledge and understanding. Keep up the good works at Key Training.

  • Amazing course Completing this course was an amazing experience. I truly recommend taking this course as the quality of teaching and support is really good and you are always pushing yourself.


    Excellent Excellent experience! The best place to study and to work at!


    CBT Specialist Diploma Course – FANTASTIC!!! I spent 20 weeks on the CBT specialist diploma course and have to say it was well worth every penny! The course was delivered in a very professional and informative manner as well as being very enjoyable to be a part of too. I have learned about CBT and how effective it can be when treating many different issues my clients present. The tutor explained the technique using examples and experiences which really helped me understand the fundamentals of the approach. An absolute pleasure to have been part of the course and I would highly recommend training with Key Counselling!

  • I studied at Key counselling for level 3 and 4. I found the teaching to be engaging and of excellent quality. The environment is informal and very supportive. I chose to learn here after studying level 2 elsewhere, it was the best decision I have made in a long time. I loved my learning and my knowledge and skills have been enhanced throughout.

    Minna Karim

    I trained with key couselling at levels 3 and 4 and cannot speak highly enough of the course. I felt well supported throughout. The hand books were of high quality and always fit for purpose full of relevant information. The tutor was knowledgeable on the subject and very supportive when it came to assignments. I would recommend this course to anyone who is considered a career as a counsellor.

    Sandra Douglas

    Can’t recommend enough! – Key Counselling Training= Invaluable years of experience and an unreserved sharing of knowledge in counselling approaches. Supportive environment with deep insight into the human psyche and ability to bring out the positive nature in anyone who is interested in doing so. They have so much time for all students just ask for it and you’ll get more than your money’s worth. Open up and I can vouch it will have a huge impact in your self development and give a person many transferable skills. Maybe even change your life. Excellent courses for people struggling with confidence. The pace of learning can be demanding and a lot of work expected from students in assignments but plenty of support given. I am really enjoying the level 4 course and am satisfied with the money spent. Although I cannot compare them to another like for like organisation feedback from those who can is positive.I thought I knew everything…now I think everything’s new.Harry Khan level 4 student.

  • CBT specialist Diploma The CBT specialist Diploma course was excellent and a practical way for therapists to expand their way of working with their clients. It also very eye opening for anyone just wanting to understand how their own brain works and learn coping strategies for anxiety, depression, goal setting and much more. Lots of fun and easy to follow, Highly recommended 👌🏽


    Amazing journey My experience with key counselling has been a very enjoyable journey for me. I have learnt a lot about myself and have had lovely tutors who have supported me throughout my time with key counselling. I would highly recommend to anyone else.


    Brilliant I found the courses are very engaging, and also a lot of fun. Great knowledge learnt and I was given support when I needed it. I would definitely use key counselling for further education/trainings and highly recommend.

  • Amazing I would recommend Key Counselling Training to everyone, whether you want to understand a bit more about yourself by learning basic counselling skills or obtain a qualification to become a counsellor, then this is the place for you. I joined to do my level 4 diploma in counselling and it was the best decision I made. Sian has so much knowledge and passion to share, and she genuinely cares for her students. After attending all the CPD’s, which are well presented and packed full of knowledge, I learnt some new techniques to use with my clients. Thank you to everyone at Key counselling, I have been on such an amazing journey and my journey continues.


    Outstanding The standard of teaching was excellent and the level of support was outstanding. The diploma course that I undertook was well paced and the knowledge shared from my tutor was invaluable. I would not hesitate in recommending Key Training to anyone and would attend any further courses there. JS Birmingham


    Learning and loving it… I have thouroughly enjoyed my time studying with Key Counselling. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and there is always support to hand if any issues arise. Excellent tutor, lifelong learning and fun, I don’t think I could have asked for more. I have done both L3 and L4 with this provider and am so pleased that I chose these courses. The theories taught are fascinating and have helped me reflect on my own life as well as preparing me to work with others. I would highly recommend Key Counselling to anyone who wants to learn with like minded people in an encouraging environment.

  • Lovely people to deal with with. Would highly recommend!

    David Parkes

    Highly recommended! Lovely people to deal with with. Would highly recommend!


    5stars Great place to learn and to work

  • Brilliant and life changing,Training with Key Counselling I have almost completed my training at Key Counselling, level 3 and 4 to become a counsellor…… It’s been a very enjoyable experience throughout. The support given through the courses has been excellent. The learning materials have all been relevant and well produced throughout….