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#2 Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory

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Course 2 Chrysalis Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory (Dip CST.)

Course length: 2 Years Prince’s Trust Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (RQF) 603/6872/X
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Diploma in Counselling Course Information

This Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory course will include Course 1 as part of the syllabus (Applicants with Level 3 Counselling Skills or similar can complete this course in 1 year by starting at year 2.) Registered successful candidates will receive an RQF Level 4 Diploma from Prince’s Trust (RQF) 603/6872/X.

Our unique psychotherapeutic counselling training uses a core model based on exploring the client’s past, present and future, then learning different techniques and skills which will help them heal, become whole, resolve their issues and achieve their goals.

Choose this level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory course if you want to make great progress towards becoming a counsellor and be recognised for your therapeutic skills. If you already have a counselling qualification at Level 3 or equivalent, you can start this course in the second year.

BENEFITS*

  • Become a Therapeutic Skills Practitioner (Dip CST.)
  • Course Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society
    • Join as an Associate member with many membership benefits including eligibility to join the Royal Society for Public Health.
  • 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 Prince’s Trust
  • A clear progression path which can lead to professional counselling and Higher Education

* subject to terms and conditions

SYLLABUS

Course Length: 2 Years 300 practical hours in total

Applicants with Level 3 Counselling Skills or similar can complete this course in 1 year by starting at year 2.

Year One: 10 Classes as per Chrysalis Diploma in Hypnotherapy & introducing Counselling Skills

Year Two: Over 10 Classes, you'll study the following seven components:

  1. FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELLING AND THEORY PART 1: THE PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH
    You will explore on this course, a contemporary framework known as the Pluralistic approach which incorporates different main theories and approaches. The first main approach within this framework is Psychodynamic counselling and you will learn the historic and basic principles of this important approach.

  2. FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELLING AND THEORY PART 2: THE HUMANISTIC APPROACH
    The Humanistic approach is a key therapy approach within which sits Person Centred Counselling. The importance of the therapeutic relationship and using the Core Conditions are both explored and practised.

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELLING AND THEORY PART 3: THE COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL APPROACH

    CBT is widely used and has principles and techniques which can inform a contemporary approach to assisting clients. You will explore the theory and methods of this approach and learn how to bring structure to sessions integrating basic counselling skills.
  4. STRESS, ANXIETY & SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIOURS
    You will further explore and understand how to establish and maintain a professional boundaried supportive relationship and to provide an environment to ethically support those who are experiencing some common presenting issues.

  5. RELATIONSHIPS, BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS
    You examine how important relationships are in individual development and wellbeing, and you will be introduced to theories of attachment and loss and how to support bereaved clients.

  6. DEVELOPMENT, MOTIVATION AND GOAL ACHIEVEMENT
    You explore methods of working with issues of low motivation, frustration, and anger, with deeper reflection on cultural and social differences while building on therapeutic skills.

  7. UNDERSTANDING EVIDENCE BASED COUNSELLING PRACTICE
    You will learn about different types of research studies used to provide evidence for approaches, methods, and treatment protocols, with focus on evaluating quantitative and qualitative therapy studies and what we can learn from them.

STUDENTS MENTIONS

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“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.”

Debbie StewartChrysalis Student

"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."

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“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.”

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"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."

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