Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for:

  • Qualified Counsellors who want to develop Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills and theory as an integral part of their professional counselling work.
  • Qualified Counsellors looking to enhance their employability as counsellors in organisational settings and as independent practitioners by gaining a solid grounding in CBT skills and theory. As CBT is commonly one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies.

Entry requirements:

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4), Level 4 Higher Education Certificate in Counselling or the Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) equivalent.

Currently working in a paid employment or voluntary sector as a Counsellor.

Access to clients to complete a minimum of 30 hours’ client work working to a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework.

Member of a professional Counselling body and have own indemnity insurance.

Access to monthly Counselling supervision.

Delivery:

The overall course content is designed to be participative and the teaching style will reflect this process, in that it will demonstrate a link between counselling theory and practical skills.

The taught sessions will offer a variety of learning activities, with a mixture of:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Small group work
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials

Assessment:

Internal assessment: tutor assessment of candidate portfolio.

External assessment: externally assessed case review (3,000-3,500 words)

Proficient (Pass)/Not Proficient (Fail) - candidates must be Proficient in both internal and external assessment to achieve the qualification.

Progression:

  • CPCAB level 6 therapeutic supervision course.
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling.
  • BA Hons Degree in Counselling