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From short introductory courses to professional counselling qualifications, the College has developed an enviable reputation for teaching in this sector which employs around 1.6 million people in the UK.

Demand for counselling workers in many career areas is increasing, particularly those involving the care of children and older people. Employers include the National Health Service (NHS), local authorities, national government, charities and voluntary organisations, as well as private companies of all sizes.


What our students say

Counselling & Personal Development Student Max Dalda Muller

Max Dalda Muller

I have been working in a rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol problems since 2010. In 2012 I began a teaching role at Bridgwater College, as part of the Counselling programme and also teach mental health awareness. In 2013 I started my own counselling private practice. I feel really privileged to have the opportunity to support people at a pivotal time in their lives and it fills me with a great sense of pride to know that I have helped people to turn their lives around.”

Max completed the Counselling Practice Level 5 Diploma at Bridgwater College and undertakes numerous counselling roles.

Counselling & Personal Development Student Hannah Paton

Hannah Paton

Ever since I began the Counselling Concepts course I have wanted a career in Counselling. Although I needed to reduce my hours at work to concentrate on the course, I have seen an increase in my confidence, ability and knowledge, these skills are all essential when working with individuals who have drug and alcohol problems.”

Hannah Paton completed the Level 5 in Counselling Practice. Hannah’s goal is to be accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.