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LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING STUDIES

Qualification

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (RQF)

Course Code

22P1CHS00414

Duration

1 Year

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 19 years or older and hold a CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate or its equivalent. They must also have the ability to benefit from self-development, the ability to form a counselling relationship, be emotionally stable, be aware of difference and diversity, and be motivated towards developing as a counselling practitioner. All students are required to undertake a minimum of 6 hours therapy.

Future Study and Careers

Having successfully completed the course learners can progress onto a level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling, a two-year, part-time, professional course where learners are in supervised practice for 100 hours, counselling clients 1-2-1 and, become student members of BACP (The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

What you need to know

IS THIS FOR ME?

This course is suitable for those looking to further study in counselling or psychotherapy. It is also a popular CPD opportunity for health care practitioners such as doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and unqualified professionals from the statutory and voluntary sectors seeking to deepen their understanding of mental health issues.

Perfect for people interested in: professional qualifications; career development; support people; working with others; working with young people; listening

HOW AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

There are several learning outcomes and topics that will be taught in a variety of ways including lectures, small group activities, whole group discussions, individual reflective writing, DVD’s, exploration via the creative arts and small group skills practice.

  • Applying an ethical framework to a counselling skills session
  • Boundaries and the therapeutic frame
  • Understanding of difference, your own prejudices and blocks to empathy
  • Staying focused on your client’s issues and concerns using active listening to stay within their frame of reference
  • The structure of your personality, patterns of relating and personal history
  • Counselling theory and common mental health problems
  • A deeper understanding of theory: Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT
  • The role of supervision and will engage in group supervision

START DATE AND RUNNING TIMES

For future dates, please get in touch.

LOCATION

Stevenage Campus