This counselling practitioner qualification is designed to equip students with practitioner-level training to practice as a therapeutic counsellor.
The qualification explored in depth the theory and applications of person-centered therapy as well as taking a close look at contemporary developments in the ever-changing field of therapy. Students will focus on the Pluralistic Framework for Counselling and Therapy and use this to take a holistic view of the person and their treatment. This framework recognises that individuals have a diverse range or personal resources and potential that can be unlocked in a safe, therapeutic environment.
This programme equips students to work in a range of settings in health services, prisons, community-based organisations, charities supporting people across a broad spectrum, substance misuse services, and services for specific age groups; this course also equips students for best practice where the number of counselling sessions is limited.
This full time course requires a significant time commitment due to its nature; students will undertake workshops days, placement, casework supervision and extra study outside of classes.
To be eligible for this course, you will need to have previously completed a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent, or be suitably qualified in a related subject.
How will I be assessed?
There is a varied range of assessment methods including written assignments, practical demonstrations and seminar presentations.
Continuing Your Journey
Once you have completed this course, you can further your studies on postgraduate certificates, diplomas or master degrees.Careers page
This is a practitioner-level qualification and once you have successful achieved this programme of study you will be able to work in the field.
Fees, Finance & Funding
This course is a full-cost recovery course, which means there is no funding available for it such as loans of student finance, the total cost of which is £4,500 for this 3 year course.Fees, finance and funding page
As part of this cost we provide you with your casework supervision whilst you are doing your 100-hour placement and this potentially saves you £500.00 - £550.00 over the duration of your course.
Got a question?
If you’re struggling to decide whether this course is for you, just ask us.Make an enquiry
Our course enquiry team are more than happy to any questions you might have, big or small! They can help you understand the course, the application and enrolment process, finance queries, and all the career opportunities surrounding this subject!
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