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Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB Level 5 Diploma


Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB Level 5 Diploma

About the course

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling provides opportunities for critical self-reflection and enables learners to work towards the production of a research proposal. The proposal will cover the field of counselling research and the methodological approaches to enquiry to assess and evaluate the practice of counselling and/or a topic relevant to the field.

Learners will be expected to demonstrate a critical appreciation of theoretical concepts, ethical issues in all their written work.

Those people who have already completed a substantial amount of counselling, counselling skills training and or qualification at level 4 and who wish to study at a higher theoretical, academic and practical level. The course would be appropriate for people specialising in counselling, whether in the voluntary, statutory or private sectors.

The Diploma challenges candidates to achieve high standards in conceptual knowledge and understanding in aspects of therapeutic counselling. Candidates are required to engage in a wide range of therapeutic relationships with different clients.

At Level 5, learners should be practitioners who have sufficient experience to evaluate how useful theoretical concepts are proving to be in their own client work.

  • You will need to have completed training at Level 4
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • On receipt of your application you will be invited to participate in an individual interview and written assess with one of the course tutors.
  • Following a successful interview you will receive a letter of acceptance informing you of start dates, fees etc.

Students will explore working at a deeper psychological level with longer term clients using an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approach. In addition to this the course will aim to enable students to work independently in Private Practice.

Student will be assessed through an autonomously built portfolio and an externally assessed case study

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, awarded by the Counselling and Psychology Central Awarding Body.

Following this course, you can progress to the CPCAB Level 6 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision or complete a Foundation Degree in Counselling.

The College have been like a family to me ever since I walked in the door

Tracy Callaghan

Tracy Callaghan

Studied: Diploma in Counselling

Destination: Now works as a clinical supervisor working to rehabilitate substance misusers

At a very low point in her life, while trying to overcome a serious assault, Tracy could no longer carry on her job due to her injuries. She came to the College to work out her options.

“I was so nervous as I’m dyslexic, did not have any GCSEs, and had been out of education for a long time but the careers team were brilliant. Bit by bit I built up my skills and experience from studying counselling theory to therapeutic and psycho therapeutic diplomas.

“I now own my own counselling service and manage volunteers supporting substance misusers. I am a creative clinical supervisor and council and use hypnotherapy with clients across the world on Skype. I also teach at the College who have been like a family to me ever since I walked in the door.”

Course information

Start date
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27 September 2017

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Course level
Level 5
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Health, Social and Child Care
Class Type
Part Time
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