The Certificate in Counselling Studies course (Level 3) deepens understanding of some of the key theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and prepares the student for work as a trainee counsellor in an agency setting. The course revisits the approaches introduced on the Introduction to Counselling course (Rogerian Person Centred Therapy in addition to Process Experiential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy including Mindfulness Based Approaches and Psychodynamics and neuroscience). It aims at deepening and broadening students understanding / knowledge as well as providing a solid base that will inform practice.
• Understand the counselling relationship from several perspectives.
• Learning to work ethically and safely.
• Working with a user-centred approach to counselling.
• Understanding difference and diversity issues that impact on counselling work.
• Use counselling theory to develop awareness of key issues in counselling practice.
• Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies.
• Internal assessment (ongoing).
Successful candidates will receive a CPD certificate and if therapeutic skills are adequate may gain access to the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling course.
Students need to have some understanding of counselling and / or experience in using counselling skills.
Duration: Maximum of 3 months