Working in Sacred Space

Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSKL2)

This is a 1st step in your counselling training

With tutors Rich Sutton & Charlotte Dowson

Next course starts Friday 15th March 2024


Level 2 Certificate Group, 2014

Level 2 Certificate Group, 2014

This course is designed for alternative practitioners who wish to acquire counselling skills for use in their work or to help others.  This course won’t teach you to be a counsellor but may help you decide whether or not to continue training; it is also for counsellors who wish to incorporate their psychic and spiritual awareness in order to meet the spiritual world of their clients.

Counsellor Qualification – This course is the first step towards full counsellor qualification and carries a nationally recognised award (CSKL2). Ofqual Accreditation Number: CSK-L2 is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the RQF (Regulated Qualification Framework). The qualification number for CSK-L2 is 500/7938/4. No previous experience or training is required.  This course contains 103 Guided Learning hours plus recommended time needed for study time or any other activities that aren’t supervised by a tutor of 67 hours.  Total Qualification Time (TQT) 170 hours.

Continuing Professional Development – It is also suitable for those with a degree of experience/qualification, who wish to integrate the psychic and spiritual dimension into their practice.


Principles of counselling and listening skills

Attention is given to understanding the holistic role of a spiritual counsellor and the principles of a safe and ethical practice. You will have the opportunity to develop, practice and receive feedback on your listening and communication skills.

How to create sacred space within yourself and hold this energy with your clients

SwanYou will learn Holistic Partnership inner-core energy awareness techniques, which can be used consciously to create a sacred healing space for: well-being, focus, energy protection and guidance, in order to enhance your work with others.

Ways of working with: creativity, spiritual guidance and healing abilities

You will have the opportunity to explore and develop different ways of drawing on your creative, intuitive and spiritual abilities, and how to use these appropriately with clients, e.g. use of meditation and guided visualisation.


You will learn how to work safely outdoors with clients, how to have nature as a natural resource and how to bring nature indoors into the counselling work

Techniques for personal development and self-awareness

Self-awareness is ongoing and essential in working with others. You will be given models for understanding different aspects of yourself, and opportunities for developing positive regard both individually and as part of a group. Each weekend devotes time for both personal and group processing.

Awarwork discussioneness of diverse spiritual paths, and how to work with clients’ spiritual issues

Respect for different beliefs is at the heart of our course. In the group you will meet both kindred spirits and those whose beliefs differ from your own. We offer glimpses of some of the many healing and spiritual traditions available today, enabling you to work closely with your client’s unique spiritual journey.

How to integrate your experiences into your individual path as a counsellor or therapy practitioner

Throughout the course you will be supported in compiling a portfolio to help you integrate your learning experience. Students receive both group and individual tutorials to support this work. By participating and meeting the assessment process required by CPCAB you will gain recognition for your efforts and your gifts.

Course Programme Topics

  • What is spiritual counselling? Creating sacred space
  • Developing inner core energy, to connect with yourself and when working with others
  • Introduction to CPCAB criteria
  • Ethics, boundaries and psychic protection
  • Listening skills. Counselling skills practice. Giving and receiving feedback
  • Self awareness, sub-personalities.
  • Inner child/inner parent; healing the past.
  • Healing and touch
  • Art in a therapeutic context
  • Eco-therapy, working with nature
  • Spiritual Awakening, spiritual wounds
  • Using imagery to heal, working with visualisation
  • Using ritual and ceremony
  • Mock exam in preparation for external exam

Course Requirements

  • Personal therapy to support you during the year
  • Written assignments
  • Building a portfolio to show your participation and understanding
  • External assessment

Cost of Course

Full Cost: £1’882

This includes the CPCAB registration fee and external assessments. A £300 deposit secures your place. If the full balance is paid before the start of the course there is a 7% discount. There is also a monthly instalment plan is available on request.

Course Location and Timetable

This non-residential training takes place at 44a High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DX.

The Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 Course consists of eight 2 day teaching sessions,

Friday – Saturday, 10am-5.30pm

Session 1  15th March – 16th March 2024
Session 2  26th – 27th April 2024
Session 3 24th – 25th May 2024
Session 4 21st – 22nd June 2024
Session 5  26th – 27th July 2024
Session 6 13th – 14th September 2024
Session 7 11th – 12th October 2024
External Assessment  October 2023 (Date to be confirmed)
Session 8  15th – 16th November 2024


“I have started on my chosen profession with more confidence..the tutors have been very encouraging”

“I can’t believe how much I have grown during this course, far more than i could ever imagine”

“An enriching experience on so many levels and has really benefitted my work as a student mentor at university”

“I have found the tutors and support visitors to all be full invested in my achieving and learning the skills laid out in the course. They have provided a safe and nurturing place for me to explore my own feelings, and emotions throughout this level 2, and have fully undetstood and guided my learning of the skills required to complete the course. I have a clear path to becoming a fully trained and active counsellor”


How to apply for this course

You can contact us to let us know of your interest and we will send you a brochure and application form. Or you can download an application form below and send it to us.

application form (pdf)


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