Simms Level 3 Counselling Skills

Course Overview

The PFA in partnership with Simms Counselling are running a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills exclusively for members. 

Course Logistics


This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:

  • take the next step in training to become a counsellor
  • learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health
  • be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting

This qualification does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications but it could also lead to employment in a related field.



Venue: Online / up to 4 sessions in London (PFA London 7-8 Philpot Lane London EC3M 8AA)

Dates: Start date: Wednesday 12 October 2022 - (delivered weekly – approximately 30 weeks)

Time: 6-9 PM

Students will also need to allocate additional time to write up weekly learning reviews. There will also be some self-facilitated work, which students are expected to complete within the lesson time.  In addition, students are required to undertake reflective work, which will include reflecting on thoughts and feelings - therefore, students will need to have a willingness to explore self.


Entry Requirements

You must have undertaken counselling skills training, e.g. Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent units/qualifications of at least 75 Guided Learning Hours.

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To apply for this course please contact PFA Education to request an application form