Integrated counselling skills for practitioners
This is a 36-week intensive course, fully accredited with the Federation of Holistic Therapists and combines the level 2 introduction to counselling and the level 3 certificate in counselling skills, and is the pathway onto further training to become a counsellor.
This course does not allow you to practice as a counsellor, but you will need to complete a level 2 and 3 course in counselling skills to be accepted onto a level 4 practitioners’ diploma.
However, upon successful completion of the course, you will be qualified to use counselling skills when communicating with people at work or with friends and family.
This course is for anyone working in a caring profession or as a therapist, who desire to improve and add these communication and counselling skills to their existing skills set, or for those who wish to pursue a career as a counsellor.
You will learn the theory of counselling and the basic practical skills needed for this qualification.
There are four written assignments and two practical assessments, as well as a series of journals to complete in order to gain certification. Students are expected to have a good standard of writing.
Attendance on this course is 4 hours, once a week for 36 weeks (not including the school holidays)
Students are expected to study in addition to classroom attendance.
This will be approximately 4 hours per week for assignment work, reading and journal writing.
It is important to note that this training does not qualify you as a counsellor and is not a route to PSA registration without completing the next level of training. If you are interested in registering as a qualified counsellor, you will need to enrol on the two-year diploma that is run in collaboration with Long Valley Therapy Training. You can find out more information and make an application by visiting their Diploma page.
Notable points to consider.
Students will not gain certification if the coursework is not completed and to a competent standard, or their attendance is below 85%, this includes frequent lateness and leaving early from sessions.
Certification will also be withheld if the course fees are still outstanding at the end of the course.
Once you have started the course, any money already paid will not be refunded, and you will be liable for the total course fees, even if you have withdrawn. This is standard practice now in most academies and colleges.
Once you have enrolled and a deposit has been paid, students have up to 7 days before the course commences to withdraw, but the deposit will not be refunded.
Anyone interested in studying this amazing course will need to have an interview with me before enrolling. Please contact me to book the interview.
Fees: full course (three terms): £1,795 including all tuition and assessment fees
Register here: https://longvalleytraining.uk/course-registration/ (external site)
Cancer awareness for practitioners (2-day workshop)
This course is suitable for professional and non-professional people who desire a basic knowledge of cancer.
This course would also suit individuals who have a family member or friend suffering with cancer or even suffering themselves and wish to have more of an understanding about cancer.
Day one includes a basic understanding of the structure and function of a cell and how cancers form. The course also looks at the different types of cancers that exist and the conventional treatments used to treat cancer.
Day two of the course is only available for therapists who are qualified in one or more complementary therapies such as Massage, Reflexology, Indian head massage, Aromatherapy, Herbal medicine, Homeopathy and Acupuncture.
There is no formal assessment or examination with this course of study. Therapists who are seeking to gain CPD points must attend both days for certification to be awarded.
A certificate of attendance will be issued to those who complete day one.
Time: Both days are 10.30am – 4.30pm
Fees: £125 per day
Discovering the Self (3-day workshop)
Fees: £125 per day