Since our inception in the Autumn of 1993, Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) has worked diligently to provide high-quality counselling training throughout the UK.  In line with this commitment and vision for growth, we officially became a limited company on the 26th of July 1994. This milestone marked our dedication to delivering exceptional qualifications and solidified our position as the UK's leading Awarding Organisation specialising in Counselling Education. 

Forming part of the Counselling Psychology Services Group (CPS), we offer vocational qualifications in over 200 training centres and 400 locations throughout the UK and overseas with 16,000 candidates registering with us each year. We are the only awarding body run by counsellors for counsellors.

Our success is based on our commitment to developing competent counsellors. Our practical experience of counselling gives us a unique ability to design and support vocational qualifications in this and related fields.

Embracing diversity is one of the pillars of CPCAB’s philosophy. Embedded within all of our qualifications is criteria that is focused on working with difference and diversity.

Our ethical ethos runs through everything we do as a company. Our eco-friendly offices, in the heart of rural Somerset, provide a family-like environment that helps nourish staff relationships across the various teams that make up CPCAB. This supportive approach begins in the building and spreads beyond its walls into the relationships we build with centres, tutors and candidates.

This support also extends to the resources we produce in partnership with the Counselling Channel. We make video resources to aid candidates and practitioners in counselling, psychotherapy and related fields. In addition, we offer videos to support our centres, tutors and candidates on the CPCAB YouTube Channel.​