Therapy Training

Integrated counselling skills for practitioners

Start Date: September 2024 – Enrolling now

This is a 36-week intensive course, which is written in-line with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This course 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 a level 2 and 3 course in counselling skills to be accepted onto a level 4 practitioners’ diploma. The course is fully accredited with the Federation of Holistic Therapists, who are the largest professional body for complementary, beauty and sports therapy.

Who is this course for?

Anyone working in a caring profession or as a therapist, who desires to add these communication and counselling skills to their existing skills set, or for those who wish to pursue a career as a counsellor.

How often do I need to attend and when does the course start?

The course is run on a Wednesday afternoon, 1pm until 4pm for 36 weeks (not including the school holidays).

Course commences on Wednesday 18th September 2024 and finishes July 30th, 2025. Students are expected to study in addition to classroom attendance. You should aim for approximately 4 hours per week for assignment work, reading and journal writing.

What are the costs involved?

The fee for this course is £1,895 or £1,795 if paying in full. A non-refundable deposit of £375 (which is taken off the total course fee) is required to secure your place on the course and then 8 monthly instalments of £190.

There will be 5 mandatory textbooks to purchase (second hand from bookshops or online), details of which will be given to you at the interview.

What will I learn?

The course has four modules. Module 1 concentrates on the legislation and context upon which counselling is based. There is a written assignment to complete for this module.

Module 2 concentrates on the practice of counselling skills. This module has two practical assessments to complete and a written assignment. Please note that there is NO external placement for this course.

Module 3 focuses on the different theorists and theories that underpin the practice of counselling. You will be introduced to the work of Humanistic theorists, Carl Rogers and Eric Berne, among others, along with the work of Psychodynamic theorists, Freud and John Bowlby, among others. We also look at the work of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy theorists, Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis. There is a written assignment to complete with this module.

Module 4 is centred around your personal and professional development as a user of counselling skills. You will learn about professional development, reflective practice and how to plan for your personal and professional development. There are journals to complete within this module, along with a written assignment. Students are expected to write a 500-600 word journal following each lesson.

Notable points to consider.

Students will not gain certification if the coursework and case study treatments are not completed or, their attendance is below 85%, or any fees are outstanding by 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 on the course, students have up to 7 days before the course commences to withdraw, should you change your mind, but please note that the deposit is non-refundable.


Cancer awareness for practitioners (Professional) (2-day workshop)

This course is suitable for professionals who desire a basic knowledge of cancer. The course would suit professionals, such as social workers, complementary therapists, dental nurses or osteopaths, for example.

Day One looks at the basic structure of a cell and how cancers form. The course examines the different types of cancers that exist, and how cancers are graded. We examine the established conventional treatments used to treat cancer, and some of the side effects of conventional cancer treatments.

The mental and emotional effects that cancer can have on a person is explored, along with how the individual may support the cancer patient. Included in this course are techniques for managing anxiety, along with some techniques for relaxation.

N.B. Non-complementary therapists will only need to complete day one.
The certificate will be issued on completion of day one.

Day Two is aimed at the complementary therapist and covers the role of the therapist and the particular attributes a therapist needs to work effectively and ethically within this field. We also look at the importance of self-care when working with cancer patients, and the prevention of burnout.

In the practical session, we will be learning how the therapist can adapt their treatment to work safely with the patient to assist them on their cancer journey.

Students will receive a certificate on successful completion of Day One and/or Day Two.

Day One has 5 CPD (continuing Professional Development) points.

Day Two has 5 CPD (continuing Professional Development) points.

Session Times: 10am – 4pm. This includes 1 hour for breaks during the day.

Cost for both days is £220

Course includes tea, coffee and biscuits and a course manual.


Cancer awareness for non-practitioners (2-day workshop)

This course is suitable for non-professionals who desire a basic knowledge of cancer. The course would suit carers or 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 looks at the basic structure of a cell and how cancers form. The course examines the different types of cancers that exist, and how cancers are graded. We examine the established conventional treatments used to treat cancer, and some of the side effects of conventional cancer treatments.

The mental and emotional effects that cancer can have on a person is explored, along with how the individual may support the cancer patient. Included in this course are techniques for managing anxiety, along with some techniques for relaxation.

Day Two is centred around how to provide the cancer sufferer with a relaxing foot and hand massage. You will learn the basic structures of the hand and foot, the effects of massage and the basic products used within a massage. Please note that you may only provide friends and family with a foot or hand massage. You cannot work on clients, at this point.

On successful completion of Day Two, you will have the option to take your study one step further and become qualified to provide hand and foot massage as a professional, and gain registration and insurance with the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Students will receive a certificate of attendance on successful completion of Day One and/or Day Two.

Day One has 5 CPD (continuing Professional Development) points.

Day Two has 5 CPD (continuing Professional Development) points.

Session Times: 10am – 4pm. This includes 1 hour for breaks during the day.

Cost for both days is £200

Course includes tea, coffee and biscuits and a course manual.


Stress Management (1-day workshop)

In this workshop you will learn:

You will create a personal stress management plan, identify coping strategies & triggers and techniques to manage stress.

As part of the stress management plan, we will identify your goals and explore how to achieve them.

Fees: £150


Practitioners Diploma in Reflexology (Level 3)

This is a 38-week intensive course, which is written in-line with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Reflexology. Successful completion of this course allows you to practice as a Reflexologist, and gain membership with the Federation of Holistic Therapists. The course is fully accredited with the Federation of Holistic Therapists, who are the largest professional body for complementary, beauty and sports therapy.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wishes to pursue a career in Reflexology. You may already be a practising complementary therapist and want to add Reflexology to your existing skillset, or maybe you want a change of career into the fascinating and rewarding profession of complementary and alternative therapy.

How often do I need to attend and when does the course start?

The course is run on a Thursday, 10am till 4.30pm, for 38 weeks (not including the school holiday’s) Course commences on Wednesday 19th September 2024 and finishes July 31st, 2025.Students are expected to study in addition to classroom attendance. You should aim for approximately 5 hours per week for assignment work, reading and treatment practice.

What are the costs involved?

The fee for this course is £2,695 or £2,595 if paying in full. A non-refundable deposit of £445 (which is taken off the total course fee) is required to secure your place on the course and then 10 monthly instalments of £225.

There will be 2 mandatory textbooks to purchase (second hand from bookshops or online), a tunic top and insurance to practice on clients, details of which will be given to you at the interview.

What will I learn?

The course has four modules. Module 1 concentrates on the legislation, and the health and safety of associated with providing reflexology. This module also incorporates business practice, where you will learn how to set up your own business and market it. There is a written assignment to complete for this module.

Module 2 focuses on the anatomy, physiology and pathology related to reflexology. You will learn the 12 systems of the body and the associated illnesses and conditions of each system. There are multiple choice papers to complete for this module, but no external exam.

Module 3 concentrates on the theory and practice of reflexology. You will learn how to provide reflexology and the theory behind it. This unit has a written assignment and two practical assessments, along with a require of 100 treatments of reflexology. These are known as case studies. Your case studies can be completed within the practical sessions and at home on family and friends.

Module 4 is centred around your personal and professional development as a reflexologist. You will learn about professional development, reflective practice and how to plan for your professional development as a reflexologist. There is a written assignment for this module.

Notable points to consider

Students will not gain certification if the coursework and case study treatments are not completed or, their attendance is below 85%, or any fees are outstanding by 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 on the course, students have up to 7 days before the course commences to withdraw, should you change your mind, but please note that the deposit is non-refundable.