The MBET Centre's Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling training programme is an integrative (dialectical) approach which highlights a series of competencies required for effective counselling/psychotherapy practice. Trainees will have the opportunity to learn how to use a range of acceptance and change strategies appropriately in therapeutic relationships.
The approach is technically eclectic and trainees are taught to use a range of strategies and techniques from Mindfulness based therapies like ACT and emotion focused approaches like AEDP. Trainees also learn how to modify their interpersonal styles to best meet the needs and expectations of their client.
The approach is informed by attachment theory / research and mindfulness studies / research. Attention is also paid to current neuroscience findings.
Trainees will be required to have a minimum of 10 sessions of personal therapy per year.
Trainees will be required to attend 1 course of Mindfulness training per year.
This qualification is not suitable for those currently in a state of emotional difficulty and/or psychological confusion.
In core areas like supervision, theory, therapeutic skills / strategies and personal development we encourage our students to develop their individual strengths through attentional training and personal therapy. At the Diploma level MBET tutors aim at stretching and supporting trainees as they engage with the course material with the aim of acquiring greater breadth and depth of understanding and knowledge. Trainees are also expected to show increasing ability to use a range of skills / strategies, including the ability to modify relationship stances to meet the needs of individual clients / patients.
Prospective candidates will need to be 21 years or over at course start date and have sufficient life experience and self-awareness. Candidates will need to have completed both the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies or their equivalent. In addition, candidates will be required to attend an interview and possibly take a written test to assess suitability for academic work at Level 4. References will also be required.
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
Date(s) / Times:
Next Academic Year 1 starts: September 2020 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6.0-9.0 pm)
Ends: July 2022
Class size: Maximum 12
Fee for the 2-year course (registration fee included): £5,618
92-94 Tooley Street
Skills / strategies