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:
- 9.30am to 3.30pm weekly (with breaks for Christmas, Easter, Summer and half terms)
- 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
L4 YEAR 1 Options Commencing Autumn 2019
|Brighton||26th Sept 2019||Thursday day|
|Brighton||24th Sept 2019||Tuesday evening plus one Sat per term|
|Hastings||25th Sept 2019||Wednesday evening plus one Sat per term|
|London||23rd Sept 2019||Monday daytime|
|London||25th Sept 2019||Wednesday evening plus one Sat per term|
|Enfield||26th Sept 2019||Thursday evening plus one Sunday per term|
|Bromley||24th Sept 2019||Tuesday evening|
|Reading||25th Sept 2019||Wednesday day|
|Reading||23rd Sept 2019||Monday evening plus one Sat per term|
|Twickenham||w/c 23rd Sept 2019||Tues or Thurs evening plus one Sat per term|
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Commencing Autumn 2019 L4 Year 2 Progression options
Please note that these options are for candidates who have already completed year 1 and have deferred or transferring from another training centre. Candidates must be in placement and have tutor and supervisor references.
|Day – Week commencing 9th Sept 2019 unless stated||Options|
|London||Year 2 Tuesday evening – 1 place|
|London||Year 2 Thursday daytime – 1 place|
|Bromley||Year 2 Thursday evening – 1 place|
|Brighton||Year 2 Tuesday daytime – 2 places|
|Reading||Year 2 Monday evening – 2 places|
|Reading||Year 2 Monday day – 2 places|