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This two year Counselling Practitioner course is intended for those who want to train as professional Counsellors in an agency setting. Successful completion will enable learners to provide a therapeutic counselling service within an agency framework and also progress to independent practice after further training and/or practice.
On completion candidates will:
Acquire a comprehensive ability in both Counselling skills and theory
Be able to apply their comprehensive knowledge of theory to Counselling skills practice
Pursue further career development in their own professional field
Achieve a Level 4 Qualification in counselling
Counselling skills learnt at Level 3 will be further developed including: self-awareness, knowledge and understanding of the skills necessary for further training at Level 5.
Units covered include:
The reflective practitioner
Deeper understanding of the Integrative Model using the Clarkson Five Relational Model. Theories will include Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Existential, and TA Transactional Analysis
During the course students will be required to:
attend clinical supervision on a monthly basis for at least 1½ hours as recommended good practice by the BACP
undertake personal therapy - attending a minimum of 60 one-hour counselling sessions
Counselling (60 hrs over two years) between £35.00 and £50.00 per session
BACP Registration between £40 and £80 per year
Public Liability Between £30.00 and £80.00 per year
Supervision (if not provided within the agency) between £50 and £80 per hour
How will I be assessed?
All candidates will need to submit two references, complete
a pre-interview task and attend an interview in order to be accepted onto the course.
What previous qualifications and experience
will I need?
Applicants need to meet the following criteria to qualify for an offer
on the course:
*Disclaimer – Please note that if an applicant has
experienced a significant life event in the last 6 months i.e. Bereavement or
recovery from a mental health issue, the college has the right to refuse the
application and will recommend deferring due to the demands of the course.
** This training must be from a recognised counselling training
provider: recognised by the British Association of Counselling and
Psychotherapy (BACP) or UK Counsel for Psychotherapy (UKCP). You will need to evidence that you have
undertaken skills practice and personal development within this certification /
While a qualification in nursing, social work, psychology or similar
will support your learning and understanding of some of the theories studied in
counselling they will not have given you the adequate client / helpee contact
nor developed your self awareness / personal development. You may have undertaken one to one work with
clients, however, the nature of the counselling relationship is very different.
Exceptions: We DO NOT
accept certificates from on-line / distant learning suppliers.
onto Level 5 Counselling qualification
Potential employment as a counsellor
within an agency
To enrol on this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the course you are interested in to arrange an interview with the course tutor and/or Course Director. Following a successful
interview, you will then be provided with an enrolment code in order to
complete your enrolment online.