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Make it Count with Counselling Qualifications

With mental health issues and general life stress becoming more prevalent, a non-judgemental, listening ear can do more than make someone feel better – it can help turn people’s lives around. 

Most employers, and increasingly clients, understand the importance of using a therapist who is professionally trained and qualified, and is a member of a professional body. AIM has a long-standing relationship with professional bodies and our qualifications are developed in close partnership with them. 

AIM’s suite of contemporary counselling qualifications is suitable for both aspiring and practicing counsellors and is established and well respected throughout the industry. These qualifications offer a seamless and straightforward progression route with a clearly defined pathway to becoming a qualified counsellor.

The suite comprises:

  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 6 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Informed by research)

What you need to know about AIM's Counselling qualifications.


What personal attributes make a good therapist? Read our blog: ‘How to spot if a learner would make a good counsellor’ by AIM's Marketing and Communications Officer, Jas Jandu.

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Delivering these qualifications 

New and exisiting centres looking to offer any of these qualifications, should speak to our Business Development Team , who can talk you through the offer. 

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