CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Continue on your journey to becoming a professional counsellor.
We intend to host two courses this year, a daytime course and an evening course.
If you would like to be considered for September/ October 2022 please get in touch.

Call us today on 0151 237 3993 or email on enquiries@compass-counselling.org.uk for more information about our courses

Take your further steps into the counselling profession.

This is a nationally recognised programme, running across 90 hours of teaching, usually delivered over 30 weeks.

This qualification is for:

Those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor

Those who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles

Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development

This qualification could enhance employment opportunities or increase employability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. Health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work and other helping roles.

It provides additional skills for those already in employment likely to lead to increased opportunities for promotion and advancement.  Please see below a link from You Tube which explains the course we run.


This year it is Compass’ intention to run two courses one in the daytime, on a Friday morning, and one on a Wednesday evening.  This is to allow for as many candidates as possible to join our courses.  Please note the differing start dates below.

Evening class
Wednesday 14th September 2022  – 24th May 2023        6-9pm
Daytime Class Friday 14th October 2022 – 30th June 2023     9:30am – 12:30pm
Time: As above – 2 slots available
Duration of course: 30  weeks, 90 guided learning hours
Location:  LCVS, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH plus some online classes.
Attendance Requirements: 80%
Cost: £970 (including £174 exam fee)
Other details: Access to Microsoft Teams is required in the event some /all of the course moves online  ( instruction can be given).

Deposit £100, followed by £522 on commencement of course and £348 in Jan 2023

Application Form

Please contact us on 0151 237 3993 if you would like more information about this course.

"The course has given me a solid foundation to build upon in the knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills both ethically and safely. In addition, throughout the course I have become increasingly self aware and feel that i know and understand myself much more....The course is run and taught by Helen to the highest standard. She is both powering and engaged with the students and you know that she is always available to offer support and guidance if needed."


" I feel that I have gained a great insight into my own thoughts and actions and developed many skills to enable me to become a successful helper in my current role...skills practice was extremely valuable developing my active listening skills. Looking at different theories and exploring all of the influential factors that can impact a helping session."


"This course has enabled me to develop a greater self awareness which has had positive improvements in both my personal and professional life.....The tutor Helen provided a safe environment conducive to both personal development and learning with was supported by the knowledge and expertise."


"As far as I am aware the course was perfect."


"I have gained so much confidence and knowledge that I know will help me in the future when I have the opportunity to seek a career in counselling."


"An excellent course. Would thoroughly recommend to others. A unique but brilliant way to learn. Thank you for helping me find my voice"


"I have gained self - awareness, understanding more about myself and others. Developed my empathic skills. Good use of questioning and most importantly, listening skills. I have gained friends too!"