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Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)

This is your theory year.

We are a person-centred academy and you will primarily be learning and practicing Person-centred theory and skills. This course also offers a brief overview of at least 2 other theoretical modalities.

The cost of the course is £1260 + £189 CPCAB registration fee

The course can be paid for in monthly installments

The course runs on a Monday evening from 6 pm – 9:30 pm for 25 weeks

There are 3 Saturday workshops during the academic year, these run 10 am – 4 pm

A lesson might run as follows:

– Group assembles and checks in with each other

– There is usually some time given to admin consideration and any questions or concerns
about assignment or criteria requirements

– Theory – Teaching and learning – this segment is delivered interactively using a range or resources. You may be asked to engage in group discussion to partake in exercises with your peers. Your tutor may use the break out rooms/ Power Point/ standard delivery / reverse classroom method.

– Experiential – this might be where you put theory into practice, working in small skills groups. There may be creative exercise with an emphasis on skills
development or increasing awareness of self

– Process development (PD) group – This is where you might practice your skills in the whole group – actively listening to each other, supporting the development of self-awareness and awareness of others.  You will develop an ability to explore and develop relationships within the group by being willing and developing ability to be open and authentic, express emotion appropriately and being sensitive to the needs of others.

– There will be several short breaks throughout the evening for comfort.