Therapeutic Counselling

  • Level 4 Diploma

  • 2 years part-time

     Fees

    £2,040 per year + personal therapy costs. Please click here for the latest fees and funding information

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This course will benefit those who have completeds Level 2 & 3 Counselling courses and want to train to become a counsellor working in a counsellor agency. Successful completion of this course will enable you to provide a therapeutic counselling service within the context of an agency’s service framework.

The Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling provides:

  • Coherent vocational and professional counselling training
  • Competence-based training which highlights the development of skilled practice via experiential learning
  • Specific training for the role of counsellor in an agency
  • The opportunity to learn a wide range of counselling theories and approaches

The course is made up of 7 units which will be studied over the two year period:

  • Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
  • Working within a counselling relationship
  • Working with client diversity in counselling work
  • Working with a used-centred approach of counselling
  • Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
  • Working with a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
  • Working self reflectively as a counsellor

There is also a requirement to complete a minimum of 100 hours of work placement which is formally contracted one-to-one counselling with at least 5 different clients in an agency setting during the life of the course.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence, tutor observations and feedback, tutorial records, testimony and external assessment.

You must hold a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, and:

  • Identify reasons for training beyond just personal development
  • Provide references
  • Be academically and emotionally able to cope with this level of training
  • Have the ability to work with difference and diversity
  • Possess personal qualities, imagination, intuition, openness and ability to benefit from self-development
  • Have the ability to form a therapeutic relationship
  • Have self-awareness, insight, honesty and the ability to make links
  • Have emotional stability and the absence of personality disturbance
  • Have the ability to challenge and be challenged
  • Have the ability to respond sensitively and empathically to others
  • Be capable to begin working with clients within an agency setting
  • Are intending (and actively seeking) to begin working with clients during year 1 of the programme

Progression to Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5).

The Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling provides:

  • Coherent vocational and professional counselling training
  • Competence-based training which highlights the development of skilled practice via experiential learning
  • Specific training for the role of counsellor in an agency
  • The opportunity to learn a wide range of counselling theories and approaches

The course is made up of 7 units which will be studied over the two year period:

  • Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
  • Working within a counselling relationship
  • Working with client diversity in counselling work
  • Working with a used-centred approach of counselling
  • Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
  • Working with a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
  • Working self reflectively as a counsellor

There is also a requirement to complete a minimum of 100 hours of work placement which is formally contracted one-to-one counselling with at least 5 different clients in an agency setting during the life of the course.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence, tutor observations and feedback, tutorial records, testimony and external assessment.

You must hold a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, and:

  • Identify reasons for training beyond just personal development
  • Provide references
  • Be academically and emotionally able to cope with this level of training
  • Have the ability to work with difference and diversity
  • Possess personal qualities, imagination, intuition, openness and ability to benefit from self-development
  • Have the ability to form a therapeutic relationship
  • Have self-awareness, insight, honesty and the ability to make links
  • Have emotional stability and the absence of personality disturbance
  • Have the ability to challenge and be challenged
  • Have the ability to respond sensitively and empathically to others
  • Be capable to begin working with clients within an agency setting
  • Are intending (and actively seeking) to begin working with clients during year 1 of the programme

Progression to Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5).

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