Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
Chrysalis Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory (Dip CST.)
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Our Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory course is a two-year course. It incorporates Course 1 as the first year of the syllabus. Applicants with an appropriate Level 3 Counselling Skills qualification can join direct entry to year 2 of this course.
Learners successfully graduating from this course will receive The Prince's Trust Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (RQF). Learners wishing to qualify as a practitioner and be registrants of the National Counselling Society will need to move on to a third year of study and qualify with the Level 5 Professional Diploma. (See below)
RQF Course Code: 603/6872/X.
Choose this Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory course if you want to make great progress towards becoming a counsellor. As the second year of a three-year part-time training course, you will develop all the necessary skills of counselling, begin your journey of self-awareness and personal development, and gain understanding of the major approaches to talking therapies which supports the work of counselling.
Our unique training Incorporates a core Pluralistic framework within which you learn that different methods suit different clients and different presenting Issues at different times. Training supports you to learn a range of skills and Insights to best support future clients. This Is a contemporary approach acknowledging the vital contribution played by many in the development of counselling and psychotherapy while drawing on a strong evidence base to support best practice.
- Become a Therapeutic Skills Practitioner (Dip CST.)
- Course Quality Checked by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
- Stepping stone to the Society’s Accredited Register for Counsellors, recognised by the Professional Standards Authority. This is subject to completing further studies.
- Registered successful candidates will receive an RQF Level 4 Diploma from The Prince’s Trust
- A clear progression path which can lead to professional counselling and Higher Education
- 92 Guided Learning Hours
* subject to terms and conditions
Entry to this course is through successful graduation from the Chrysalis Level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills; or by direct entry with an existing suitable Level 3 Counselling Qualification
Our Syllabus for this year comprises 7 Components taught over 10 full day classes:. We teach the contemporary Pluralistic framework (Cooper & McLeod), blending aspects of the three main approaches to counselling and psychotherapy:
- FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELLING AND THEORY PART 1: THE PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH
Learning the historic and basic principles of this widely respected approach, starting from the work of Sigmund Freud and his model of the psyche.
- FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELLING AND THEORY PART 2: THE HUMANISTIC APPROACH
Concentrating on Carl Rogers' Person Centred Counselling and the work of Abraham Maslow, learning the foundations of all good counselling practice including the Core Conditions, the actualising tendency, the importance of working with the subjective experience of the client, and the process of therapy.
- FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELLING AND THEORY PART 3: THE COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL APPROACH Learning the work of Aaron Beck and the principles and tools which inform this approach to therapy. Learn bringing structure to sessions and the role played by individual perception and beliefs.
- STRESS, ANXIETY & SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIOURS
Gaining understanding about these common presenting issues and how to assist people experiencing them. in addition, learning how to establish and maintain a boundaried professional relationship in order to ethically support those who seek counselling help.
- RELATIONSHIPS, BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS
Examining and exploring the role relationships play in individual development and wellbeing, introducing theories of attachment and loss and how to work with grief and loss.
- DEVELOPMENT, MOTIVATION AND GOAL ACHIEVEMENT
Exploring the concept of motivational energy and emotions such as anger and frustration. reflecting on people's social and cultural experience and the importance of understanding diversity and equality.
- UNDERSTANDING EVIDENCE BASED COUNSELLING PRACTICE
Gaining understanding of different approaches to research and how studies inform practice. focusing on evaluating quantitative and qualitative therapy studies and what we can learn from them.
Don't take our word for it, listen to our graduates. Read testimonials from past Chrysalis graduates of our hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling courses.
"As a former health professional, I was accepted, last year, to do a Degree in Counselling before realising the impact of the cost of the enormous Fees attached! This lead to my search for related course providers, hence Chrysalis, offering such value. Amazed & wishing I had been introduced to Hypnotherapy earlier as now it completely consumes me."
“The Interviewer made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I left the interview feeling confident that Chrysalis is the right choice for me”
"I'm near to the end of my Advanced Diploma in Counselling after completing my Dip.in Hypnotherapy and my Dip in Counselling. My last course has been by far the best and has really given me the chance to explore counselling in depth with a fantastic tutor. I retired from teaching and now have a new rewarding career as a counsellor."
“Getting OFQUAL qualifications means for me these are properly recognised courses, not just privately awarded certificates. The QCF means I can use these qualifications in lots of ways.”
“In the current economic climate, I decided to take the advice of my friends and retrained in a recession”
“I wanted to join the National Hypnotherapy Society, as it’s the only hypnotherapy organisation with a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority. I also want to train as a counsellor later on and I want my hypnotherapy training to count as part of that.”