Welcome to the Foundation Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy Skills and Theories
Training with us in integrative counselling is potentially a life changing and enhancing process. You will undertake a journey with ups and downs, you will learn skills and abilities and be a member of a collegial group.
Our students learn practical skills and the application of a wide range of theories which can be used in their professional and personal lives. This course hopes to support you in making decisions about your future development whether in the caring professions or in whatever your choosen career pathway.
What Is Special About This Course?
We have a high calibre faculty who will share their knowledge and expertise in order to support your development throughout the year. Each of our faculty members is an experienced therapist/practitioner, who employs the approach they will be teaching in their own work, either on its own or in an integrative manner.
Our training is unusual in that it adds to the conventional syllabus by also including a module on working with relationship / couples and psychosexual issues. We feel that this fascinating and richly rewarding area is too often overlooked in introductory courses. This is in addition to a full introductory counselling & psychotherapy syllabus, and provides more inclusive foundation than most courses. Of course, students considering specialising in this area of work, or who wish to explore the option, will also find this an ideal foundation for progression to The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy.
In summary, benefits of this Foundation Certificate Course include:
- A course which can benefit your life and relationships in unique ways even if you don't go on to further study
- A course which offers a comprehensive overview of therapy approaches inclusive of couples and relationship issues
- A course which provides practical training in the core essential elements of counselling skills
- A potential gateway to The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapy
- This unique additional perspective can enhance whatever branch of therapy you eventually choose, should you decide to go on to take a counselling or psychotherapy diploma course.
- We hope you will find this additional element fascinating in its own right and a potential catalyst for your own personal development.
The 2015 course is now full. Applications are invited for the 2016 intake which will commence in January 2016. Admission interviews will start in March 2015, although early application is strongly advised.
What Kind Of People Go On This Course?
We always expect to see people from very different backgrounds on the course. Some will be people who are considering becoming counsellors or psychotherapists, either because they already have some experience, perhaps in a voluntary capacity, or because they simply believe they have the personal qualities needed for counselling, such as empathy, genuineness and sensitivity. Others will attend to gain insight into their life and come to improve their communications skills, whether at work or in their personal lives.
How Does One Qualify Professionally?
For those who are determined, curious or intrigued regarding qualification for professional practice, we have put together a detailed chart and notes which are right here under Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Pathways.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Applications are welcome from all those who are suitably qualified, regardless of racial or ethnic origins, nationality, spiritual beliefs or religion, gender, age, social background, or sexual orientation/preference.
The Foundation Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy Skills and Theories reserves the right to amend, change or rearrange course design or trainers at its own discretion.
“ This is the most engaging counselling course that I have participated in. It is unique due to enthusiastic ‘experts’ leading on their specialist subject area each week-end. The learning was then discussed and reflected upon by the group as a whole and course director, Jean Miller on the second day. The delivery of the modules in this way made the course come to life and enhanced my overall understanding of each different theoretical model taught.
- K.T. 2014
Pathways to Qualification
- 2014 Graduate