This award is for counsellors and psychotherapists who have completed a recognised counselling or psychotherapy training qualification, and who are working or who have worked professionally as a counsellor or psychotherapist.
It is also open to those working within the helping professions who have a first degree within their field and relevant counselling training and/or qualifications, who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.
Applicants who have qualified through counselling or psychotherapy trainings are invited to apply and accreditation for prior learning (APL) is given according to the level of their counselling or psychotherapy training qualification. This can be discussed on application though in general level 5 counselling qualifications are granted 90 APL and level 4 60 APL. APL is recognised only within six years of a training qualification.
There are direct arrangements with the following courses and qualifications and we encourage students who have completed counselling courses at these trainings to apply:
Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling;
Bridgwater College Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy;
The Counselling Foundation, Training Centre, St Alban´s;
The Manor House Centre, North London, Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community;
The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy;
Northbrook College, Sussex, Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy;
Southampton Counselling Service Advanced and Diploma courses;
Strode College, Street
Wessex Counselling Service Advanced and Diploma courses.
By the end of your studies you will have:
Increased your knowledge base and understanding of the relevant literature.
Systematically informed and updated your professional understanding.
A critical awareness of relevant current issues in your professional context.
An appreciation of how differing perspectives are dependent on context.
An original approach in the application of this knowledge with a practical understanding of research and inquiry techniques.
The ability to evaluate critically current research and theoretical frameworks.
A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research.
The ability to reflect upon own professional practice; with a view to improving it.
The communication of ideas through appropriate ways.
The management of time and work.
The ability to work independently.
Information and data handling skills.
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