Diploma in Counselling Skills (Access Course)
This part-time course is for those who have completed a counselling skills course or the equivalent in experience and are interested in training to become a psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist. It is designed to be a transitional course before embarking on a full training. It may also be that you need to spend more time preparing and developing your existing skills before embarking on a qualifying course. This challenging, intensive course will enable to develop your use of counselling skills and your knowledge and understanding of psychodynamic theory.
Training Course Content
The course consists of theoretical seminars, skills practice seminars and experiential groups. Each session consists of two seminars and one experiential group. The first seminar of the day is theoretical and relevant academic papers are discussed.
In the second seminar students practice counselling skills using role-plays, experiential exercises and video work in relation to the following themes:
- Working ethically and with setting appropriate boundaries
- How past experiences affect present behaviour
- Introduction to Freud, Klein and Object Relations
- Understanding unconscious and conscious processes
- Exploring the client’s inner world within their wider social, cultural, racial and familial contexts
- Attachment Theory
In group sessions, students will be able to explore feelings and relationships and learn about individual and group dynamics and process. The group provides an opportunity to learn about ourselves and our impact on others. They are conducted by an experienced group analytic psychotherapist.
In addition students are asked to attend a Group Theory Seminar. These are offered on a variety of different dates and times. The seminar provides an overview of group theory and an introduction to group psychotherapy as a model.
Course delivery details
This part-time intensive course runs for seven months, starting in January each year. It comprises once-weekly sessions across two terms. and four Saturday modules. The weekly sessions take place on Thursday mornings, 9.30am – 2.00pm.
- Course fee: £3,600
- Registration fee: £300 (due on acceptance)
- Instalments: £1,650 x 2
- Discounted fee: £3,500 (Full payment before starting)
- Selection fee: £45
WPF Therapy provides therapy services for more than 400 clients every week at our modern premises near London Bridge. We also provide training and professional courses in counselling and psychotherapy for over 1,000 people every year. We are a charity...
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