This course replaces the Introduction to Counselling Course
This 3 segment training aims at providing candidates with the necessary understanding of counselling theory and application required, in order to access the MBET Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. The course can also be taken by those who have a serious interest in counselling, but no interest in progressing onto Diploma level training.
At the end of the course, you will need to show an understanding of the following topics in 5 short essays (1000 - 1500 words).
- The therapeutic relationship
- Working ethically and safely
- Working with a user-centred approach
- Different and diversity issues
- Counselling theory and awareness of key issues in counselling practice
You will have 3 separate half-hour zoom sessions (at a time convenient to both learner and assessor), where you will get an opportunity to show that you can think critically about what you have learnt.
This part of the course can be taken concurrently with the Studies course. This course involves watching and listening to recorded counselling sessions (one's own and others), followed by feedback/discussions. The training is thorough and aims at preparing learners for client work in an agency setting while studying on the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling course.
This is ongoing and is based on observed sessions of the learner in counsellor role and learner reflexive capacity.
Prospective candidates will need to show evidence of their ability to work at level 4 in therapeutic counselling and to have the capacity to acquire specific knowledge, skills and understanding.
The programme is designed for those who do not have the usually required level 2 and level 3 counselling qualifications, but who have relevant training and/or experience.