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Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5 Diploma)

CPCAB
Care & Health

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to build upon the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling to give learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as self-employed counsellors in independent practice. It also equips learners to take on a senior counselling role in an organisational context where client assessment, referral and routine evaluation are part of the role. Students will undertake client work which is formally contracted counselling on a one-to-one basis; thus, providing valuable counselling experience. This qualification equips counsellors to work in private practice and to work in an agency in a senior counselling role which involves client assessment, referral and evaluation.
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strabane
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: CPCAB level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 30/08/2021
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ref S005
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 16/09/2021
    (Thu: 5:30PM-9:30PM)
    Fees:
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £341.00

Course Offering

  • Site location Strabane Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • : 1. Work safely, legally and ethically as an independent counsellor
  • 2. Work with complex aspects of the counselling relationship
  • 3. Use theory and research to work with client diversity in independent practice
  • . 4. Use a coherent approach to respond to the needs of individual clients
  • 5. Work with self-awareness as an independent practitioner
  • . 6. Use theory, research and skills within a coherent framework for independent counselling practice
  • 7. Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor in independent practice
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) or the RPL (recognised prior learning) equivalent (minimum 420 Guided Learning Hours), in addition to appropriate pre-TC-L4 (or equivalent) training.Interview and Access NI check required.

ROI Requirements

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) or the RPL (recognised prior learning) equivalent (minimum 420 Guided Learning Hours), in addition to appropriate pre-TC-L4 (or equivalent) training. Interview and Access NI check required.

Work Placement

Students must undertake client work: a minimum of 60 hours formally contracted counselling (one-to-one), including client assessment. Clinical Supervision: either group or one-to-one supervision – as per the supervision ratio requirements of their chosen ethical framework or professional membership association.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Other - Personal counselling: a minimum of 40 hours of personal counselling by the end of the course. This can include hours undertaken prior to the start of the course but at least 10 hours of personal therapy must be undertaken during the training year itself. Cost 30-40 pound per session.

What's Next?

Further Study

Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling. CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (TCSU-L6) plus a recommended minimum 450 supervised practice hours.

Career Prospects

This qualification equips counsellors to work in private practice and to work in an agency in a senior counselling role which involves client assessment, referral and evaluation.

Additional Information

CBT is one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies and counsellors with CBT skills are often favoured above those without in multidisciplinary psychological therapy teams especially the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) teams.

Enquiry

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    Rebekah Glen
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