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Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Level Three

Who the Course is Aimed at


You can use this course in two ways:

  • You can gain a UCHM Diploma in Pastoral Care if you have taken the UCHM Level Two course
  • You can use it to advance onto the Advanced Diploma in Counselling course as part of our Christian Counsellor Training Programme

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About the Course


This Basic Practice course is part of the Association of Christian Counsellors recognised programme 'The Knowledge, Skills and Attitude Framework for Counselling' and has 27 credits at level 3.

It contains 25 sessions and three weekend conferences (150 Guided Learning Hours plus private study).
The course will equip you to integrate the Christian faith with good, professional counselling and ensure that you are working within the ACC/BACP Ethical Framework for counselling. 


The Following Skills are Taught and Emphasised Throughout the Course:

  • Defining the difference between Pastoral, Ministry and Christian Counselling
  • Advanced Empathy
  • Reflection
  • Unconditional positive regard
  • Genuineness
  • Congruence
  • Non-judgmental
  • The importance of the relationship within the counselling process
  • Ethics, practice and boundaries, Supervision and on-going training
  • Personal Development

This course follows on from the Foundation Christian Counselling Level Two course and progresses to the UCHM Advanced  Diploma in  Counselling.