COSCA Counselling Training

COSCA Counselling Certificate Training

Therapy Train Stirling CIC has approved organisational membership of COSCA Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland.

Successful validation of a new part-time COSCA training course at our training venue within Stirling Business Centre was approved in September 2019.

Our office is open to on-going enquiries from applicants interested in applying for places on a COSCA Introduction to Counselling Skills Certificate Course.

Places on each course will be limited to 12 places, so early booking is recommended.

To apply as a potential participant on this COSCA Certificate in Counselling part time course, email: – or contact our office on: 01786 451 532.

If there is a demand from more than 20 people interested in undertaking this COSCA training course, we will consider training two separate groups in 2020.

Rebecca Black is a person-centred counsellor with over 12 years of post-training experience. She completed the University of Strathclyde Diploma in Person Centred Counselling in 2006 and continued to achieve their MSc in Counselling in 2010. During 2017 she achieved the University of South Wales MSc in Play Therapy; and in addition, she is an experienced counselling supervisor.

Rebecca is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and in addition, registered with the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT).

As a graduate member of COSCA, with experience of supporting student counsellors Rebecca will facilitate this new COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills Training course, from the premises of Therapy Train Stirling CIC, 35 Stirling Business Centre, 73 Wellgreen Place, Stirling, FK8 2DZ.

2020 COSCA Counselling Certificate Training

Module Fees

Each module of this counselling certificate course is made up 30 hours, offered over selected dates in 2020; there are 4 modules to complete over this period, and in total the course comprises of 120 hours of training. Our first course will be offered on Saturdays from 10:00am – 4:30pm and it takes 5 training days to complete each module.

Training Costs

Each 30 hour module will cost £365 per participant, making up a total cost of £1,460 to complete all 4 modules (inclusive of the cost of module work books).

Potential students will be interviewed at Therapy Train Stirling, prior to the offer of a training place. Small group training opportunities like the COSCA Introduction to Counselling Skills Certificate Course can be personally demanding, and this will be explored during initial selection interviews. Participants should consider the emotional impact of a developmental course like this, on themselves and on others in the learning group. This course is based on a humanistic model of relational learning, and depends on the learning group to form a communal support for each individual.

An initial £365 fee will be due, after a place on the course has been offered payable on the first day of training; as payment for module 1. Training fees for modules 2-4 are payable in advance. After each module has been completed, the group will have a two-week break, as per COSCA guidelines.


Therapy Train Stirling is a new company in the heart of Stirling & was set up in August 2019 as a Community Interest Company. The company was awarded organisational membership of COSCA and can now accept applications from adults aiming to achieve the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, guided by Rebecca Black who will be the Course Leader.

Applications are open on a rolling programme for courses 2020. Saturday training Places have been offered to successful applicants & the first training group will begin in early 2020.

For entry in early 2020, request an application form via email: or call our office on: 01786 451 532.

This new COSCA training course is ready begin in January 2020, and is ideally suited to adults willing to further develop focused listening skills.

People who work as teachers, in health care or social care roles may find it particularly beneficial. The course involves attending training dates on selected Saturday afternoons from January to Summer 2020.

Applicants will be interviewed prior to the offer of a place on this group training opportunity. If there is a demand for this training on a Friday, we will respond by opening another course to new applicants as soon as practical in 2020.

Provisional Timetable

Module One resumes on Saturday 11th January 2020.

Module Two begins on Saturday 14th March 2020

Module Three begins on Saturday 30th May 2020

Module Four – begins Saturday 13th June 2020 – with 4 other training dates to be confirmed.