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This course introduces you to psychodynamic & humanistic theories and helps you see the place for theory in the counselling process. You will participate in a range of activities to develop your counselling skills, such as group discussions and triad role-plays, as well as self-awareness exercises to learn about yourself and yourself in relationships.
As part of your self-development and understanding of the counselling relationship, you will complete 6 hours of personal counselling with an independent external counsellor therapist. You will also keep a weekly journal to record your learnings on the course.
This course is a pre-requisite for the Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4 Diploma.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
You will be assessed on your completed practical tasks, against CPCAB standards. Written assessment will include multiple choice questions, exams and written assignments.
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
On completion of this course, progression to a Level 4 Diploma will provide you with a broader knowledge of the industry.