Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • Level 5 Diploma

  • 1 year part-time

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This qualification is for qualified counsellors to develop their skills and competences for senior practice and independent practice. It offers opportunities for learners to take on senior roles.

The course is led by two tutors who are lecturer practitioners, bringing the course to life. The embedding of Level 4 work, with the growth of experience alongside theories, will allow for development of the practitioner in line with ethical and professional counselling practice.

The qualification is made up of 7 mandatory units, each of which has learning outcomes and assessment criteria. This structure is based on the 7 processes of the CPCAB’s model. The course will cover learning within college, alongside placement for client work and personal therapy.

The 7 units are:

  • Work safely, legally and ethically as an independent counsellor
  • Work with complex aspects of the counselling relationship
  • Use theory and research to work with client diversity in independent practice
  • Use a coherent approach to respond to the needs of individual clients
  • Work with self-awareness as an independent practitioner
  • Use theory, research and skills within a coherent framework for independent counselling practice
  • Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor in independent practice

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling includes:

  • 120 hours of learning
  • Client work within an agency (60 hours)
  • Counselling supervision
  • Personal therapy (40 hours)

The capturing of cognitive aspects of client work will be developed inline with goal and task orientation, as well as considering the past impacting upon the present which can inform the future way of being. The growth of the person with the existential and phenomenological experiences will underpin the practice. This will help anchor the model within the approach, exploring the differences while finding and developing one’s own style within the CPCAB framework.

  • Internal assessment – learning reviews, assignments, clinical records, case reviews , audio work, case presentations, feedback from peers and tutors
  • External assessment – case review

You must have obtained the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent.

Successful learners may progress onto the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling or the Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, provided they have acquired at least one year’s part-time post PC-L5 supervised client work.

The qualification is made up of 7 mandatory units, each of which has learning outcomes and assessment criteria. This structure is based on the 7 processes of the CPCAB’s model. The course will cover learning within college, alongside placement for client work and personal therapy.

The 7 units are:

  • Work safely, legally and ethically as an independent counsellor
  • Work with complex aspects of the counselling relationship
  • Use theory and research to work with client diversity in independent practice
  • Use a coherent approach to respond to the needs of individual clients
  • Work with self-awareness as an independent practitioner
  • Use theory, research and skills within a coherent framework for independent counselling practice
  • Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor in independent practice

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling includes:

  • 120 hours of learning
  • Client work within an agency (60 hours)
  • Counselling supervision
  • Personal therapy (40 hours)

The capturing of cognitive aspects of client work will be developed inline with goal and task orientation, as well as considering the past impacting upon the present which can inform the future way of being. The growth of the person with the existential and phenomenological experiences will underpin the practice. This will help anchor the model within the approach, exploring the differences while finding and developing one’s own style within the CPCAB framework.

  • Internal assessment – learning reviews, assignments, clinical records, case reviews , audio work, case presentations, feedback from peers and tutors
  • External assessment – case review

You must have obtained the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent.

Successful learners may progress onto the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling or the Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, provided they have acquired at least one year’s part-time post PC-L5 supervised client work.

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