Certificate in Counselling Skills

The Inter-Psyche Training Institute is pleased to announce the following programme for 2020/2021:

Course Title:
Certificate in Counselling Skills

Time commitment:
1 half day per week (either Tuesdays 5:30pm - 10pm OR Saturdays 9:30am - 2pm) for 27 weeks. This includes 3 full days (Saturday or Sunday, depending which day you attend, 9am to 4pm)

Cost:
£1300 payable by means of a deposit and 5 monthly payments by standing order.

Dates:
Course commences October

Core Staff:
Barbara Dudley & Alison Hopkins

Entry requirements:
None

Selection Criteria:
Selection is by application form and interview. Applicants will need to show evidence of:

  • maturity and stability (applicants should normally be at least 25 years of age);
  • an ability to make use of and reflect on life experience;
  • clear communication skills both verbal and written
  • a willingness to be flexible, self-critical and give & receive constructive feedback;
  • a commitment to respecting and celebrating difference.

Course Content:
This Foundation Course provides 120 hours of training in the use of basic and advanced counselling skills. It offers a solid grounding in helping and related professions in addition to forming the basis for entry into professional training.

Basic skills training includes active listening, non-verbal communication, questioning, and clarifying. The course also incorporates advanced skills such as focusing, empathy and immediacy. There is a personal development component to the training as well as problem solving, counselling theory and ethics.

The Course is assessed through a Learning Journal, self, peer and tutor assessment of counselling skills and two essays. Successful students will receive a Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Certificate in Counselling Skills. They may then proceed to the Inter-Psyche Diploma in Counselling.


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