L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

About the course

This is a two year Diploma in Integrative Counselling based on CPCAB’s model of practitioner development and therapeutic change, with the Integrative ‘five relational model’ (Petruska Clarkson)  as the integrating theoretical framework.  You will explore the five relations spanning the working alliance, the transference relationship, the reparative and developmental relationship, the person to person or real relationship and the transpersonal.

You will develop proficiency as a Therapeutic Counsellor at a counselling placement agency or workplace, under clinical supervision, where you are required to attain 100 supervised client hours.
A minimum of 30 hours of personal counselling (Integrative) is required throughout the two years of the course.

Clarkson’s integrative relational model forms the basis, with a modulated structure integrating Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Intercultural approaches. Later in year two, you will also be introduced to a range of short term and solution focused therapies – Motivational Interviewing, NLP and CBT.

Interspersed throughout the course are major subject and issue specific topics which will be covered including; identity, difference and diversity; working with mental health; depression & anxiety related conditions; loss and grieving; addictions; co-dependency and eating disorders.

Dates and times:

Part time September start. Day or evening times are available depending on venue. There are two options:

  1. 9.30am to 3.30pm weekly (with breaks for Christmas, Easter, Summer and half terms)
  2. Evening & Saturday option 5.30 to 10.00 weekly, plus 3 Saturdays per year (with breaks for Christmas, Easter, Summer and half terms)

Please note that course options at these locations depend on numbers for a viable group to start

Commencing Autumn 

Location Commencing Options
Brighton September 2018 Tuesday day
Brighton September 2018 Wednesday evening
London September 2018 Thursday daytime
London September 2018 Tuesday evening
Bromley September 2018 Thursday evening
Reading September 2018 Monday day
Reading September 2018 Monday evening
Twickenham September 2018 Tuesday evening
Hastings September 2018 Day or evening tbc

 

See course prospectus for for further details on options

Commencing Autumn 2017 L4 Year 2 Progression

Please note that these options are for candidates who have already completed year 1 and have deferred or transferring from another training centre

Day – Week commencing 4th Sept 2017 unless stated Options
London Year 2 Tuesday evening – 1 place
London Year 2 Thursday daytime – 1 place
Bromley Year 2 Thursday evening – Full
Brighton Year 2 Tuesday daytime – 1 place
Tunbridge Wells Year 2 Tuesday evening – 0 place
Reading Year 2 Monday day or evening – 2 places