The New Futures Project

Our CPCAB-accredited counselling course begins soon – how to join

We still have a number of spaces available on an exciting counselling training course we are launching in the next few weeks.

The part-time course is ideal for anyone who wants to take their first steps on the path to qualifying as a therapist or who is interested in their own personal or professional development.

Teaching sessions for the Level Two Certificate in Counselling Skills will take place at our base in London Road, Leicester city centre.

The 30-week course, which is accredited by the Counselling
and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, (CPCAP), will run from autumn this year until summer 2024. Exact dates will be confirmed shortly.

Those taking part will gain a qualification which could prove an asset in their personal or professional lives even if they do not intend to go on to complete the further studies required for qualification as a therapist.

There is space for 32 students – 16 in two classes, one which will run during the day and the other in the evening.

According to the CPCAP, the level two certificate will develop participants’ counselling skills and give them a ‘deeper understanding of counselling theories, ethics and self-awareness’. The annual fee is £850.

A spokeswoman for New Futures said: “It could be the first step on the path to becoming a counsellor, but also a lot of people might choose to do the level two course even if they don’t want to be a counsellor – they might just want to fine-tune their listening skills and their ability to be empathetic.

“That could be people working in a range of jobs, possibly HR or those who are mental health first-aiders in their workplace.

“So it can be about personal development as well as helping them decide whether they want a career in counselling.”

New Futures was set up more than 20 years ago to support women involved in sex work.

However, we have evolved into a welfare and counselling service for women and young people dealing with sexual abuse or exploitation – frequently involving domestic violence, trafficking, poverty and debt, substance use or mental ill-health.

Call us on 0116 251 0803 or send us a message at:

You can find us at 71 London Road, Leicester, LE2 0PE.

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