Counsellor Online Resources and CPD • Counselling Tutor


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Training on how to transfer face-to-face skills to working safely and ethically online and via telephone; the course:

  • has been awarded Quality Checked training recognition by the National Counselling Society (NCS)
  • meets the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) competence framework requirements for practitioners who wish to work with clients via telephone and e-counselling.


Training on:

- supervising face-to-face
- group supervision
- supervision for those who practice online

  • the training has been mapped to the BACP supervision competence framework
  • National Counselling Society (NCS) good practice guide for supervision
  • Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) Online supervision competences.

Student Study Resource

Online lectures, assignment guidance and study support for students of counselling and psychotherapy; resources are mapped to the UK awarding bodies' criteria.

Counsellor CPD Library

Hundreds of hours of on-demand CPD lectures, training and resources to support qualified practitioners with their continuing professional development; lectures carry CPD certification.

Online Counselling Training

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to work online and offer your services as an online and telephone counsellor; the course is mapped to the BACP 2021 online competence framework.

Academic Writing Course

Free Academic Writing Course for Counselling Students to help you ACE your assignments without the stress.
Revisit this training as often as you like – you get free life membership

Clinical Supervision Training

Gain the competence and confidence to offer clinical supervision to counsellors, both online and in a face-to-face setting, in line with evidence-based practice.

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Assignment guidance and study support for counselling students

Lecture library - Live fortnightly lectures, accessed online using any device. All lectures are added to the lecture library. The lectures cover key theory, skills and professional development linked to your counselling study.

Assignment Guidance - complete assignment exemplars and portfolios of work that have been passed by both tutors and awarding bodies.
Benchmark your assignments against ones that have already passed and matched criteria.

Theory Decoded - differing counselling theories broken down into easy-to-understand ‘chunks’, with clear examples to follow. Supporting audio files, videos and downloadable documents. Modalities covered include Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Integrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, EMDR and Behavioural-based modalities such as CBT and REBT.

Skills Mastery - Each skill is outlined, it's application and reason for use explained. Listen to audio examples of skills being used in sessions. Downloadable feedback sheets for use in group work to record and develop both your and your peer’s skills.

Ethical Practice - ethical foundation that is fundamental to good practice. Sections include note taking and storage, use of supervision, dealing with ethical dilemmas and your own self-development as a counsellor.

Rory and I (Ken), taught counselling at practice level for a good number of years and we know first-hand the pressures of balancing a study, work and home life.
We recognised, in our own students, that assignments can cause anxiety, new theories can seem daunting and that the requirement to hit academic criteria, can sometimes feel like an impossible task.

The Counselling Tutor Facebook group is the ideal meeting place for  students of counselling and psychotherapy all over the world. The private group is a great place to exchange views, get support and have a general chin wag about counselling related issues.

Counselling tutor offer support and resources for students undertaking a counselling course who feel they would like some extra support.