Level 2-6 Courses/ Advanced Diploma in Counselling – NCS Accredited (Level 4 equivalent)

Advanced Diploma in Counselling – NCS Accredited (Level 4 equivalent)

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Overview

Take the final step to becoming a professional counsellor.

  • Attendance-based course – weekday, evening and weekend class options available
  • Training available in the Devon, London and the North of England
  • Meets NCS and BACP requirements for membership

CCPT has linked up with Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy, one of the leading providers of accredited Counselling Training, which offers this Level 4 Advanced Diploma Course1.

This Diploma will enable you to work as a professional counsellor. Heartwood’s unique style of teaching ensures students can develop at their own rate with dedicated support from tutors as well as a student mentor.

Heartwood training offers an integrative approach and draws from the traditions of Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred, which when combined, create an holistic perspective allowing you to successfully counsel clients experiencing a range of issues affecting their mind, body, spirit and emotions.

Heartwood’s Level 4 Advanced Diploma Course (weekend option) can be studied at Heartwood, Devon, central London or West Yorkshire. If you have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills with CCPT and are looking for alternative venues for Level 4 training, please contact us.

1Course places are subject to an interview at the centre or over the phone or Skype.

Level 4

Qualification:
Advanced Diploma (NCS accredited) delivered by Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date

For next start dates, visit Heartwood’s website

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed a Level 3 Counselling Certificate or equivalent course, certificates from CCPT and other colleges are accepted.

An interview with Heartwood is required.

What you will learn

What you will learn

The course runs over two years, with the emphasis in year one being on safeguarding, skills building, confidence and self awareness. And in year two we deepen our theoretical knowledge, explore some of the more challenging aspects of client work, and focus on professional practice.

Throughout the course we will further advance our counselling skills focusing on; skills based triad work, managing anger in the therapy room, giving and receiving feedback, working with sexual issues, working with suicidal clients, working with self-harm and practising interventions.

Visit Heartwood’s website for full details of course content and assessment.

Throughout both years there is a focus on your own personal growth and development. Our tutors are fully qualified counsellors and will encourage you to seek out the more authentic you, and to celebrate your difference, uniqueness and honour the life challenges that will enable you to work effectively and from the heart.

Content

Level 4 will develop a deep understanding of:

  • Person Centred Approach
  • Gestalt Theory
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Attachment Theory
  • The Inner Child
  • Trauma concepts
  • Transference and countertransference
  • An agency report
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Working with what lies beneath (implicit processes)
  • Integrative approaches
  • Working with body processes
  • Creative interventions
  • Sand-tray
  • Difference, diversity and Inclusion

Internal Assessment

The course requires the following:

  • Personal counselling (20 sessions and further sessions if required)
  • A minimum of 90% attendance on tuition days
  • Completion of a learning journal
  • Completion of all course assignments
  • Demonstration of practical skills throughout
  • Active participation in experiential aspects of the training
  • Safety, robustness and readiness to practice as a counsellor
  • Counselling skills in practice

External Assessment

The course requires the following;

  • A case study
  • A placement of 100 hours
  • A supervisors report

We create a supportive learning environment here at Heartwood and will guide learners through their studies.

How the course works

This attendance-based Diploma is studied part-time over a two-year period.

Entry onto this training is subject to an interview at the centre or over the phone or Skype.

There are three ways you can study this course:

Weekday – at Heartwood
One day a fortnight – 40 sessions over 2 years

Evening – at Heartwood
One evening a week over 2 years plus one weekend per year

Weekend – at Heartwood (Devon, central London or West Yorkshire)
One weekend per month – 20 weekends across 2 years

 

Course Length

This attendance-based Diploma in studied part-time over a two-year period.

Level and Certification

Upon successful completion you will achieve the Advanced Diploma in Counselling and will be able to work as a professional counsellor.

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed a Level 3 Counselling Certificate or equivalent course, certificates from CCPT and other colleges are accepted.

An interview with Heartwood is required.

Course fee & how to enrol

For further information or to enrol directly with Heartwood, please visit their website or call them on 01803 865464 or 01803 308604

Please visit the pages below for further information on each of the study options available for this course:

Weekday – Devon

Evening – Devon

Weekend – Devon

Weekend – London

Weekend – West Yorkshire

 

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1Some courses are available via more than one study method - see individual courses for available options.

Help & Advice

Call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922