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Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Level 5 equivalent)

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Overview

Develop and expand your current practice.

  • Work with relationships inside the counselling room
  • Attendance-based course – study one weekend a month over six months
  • Study in a supportive learning environment
  • Course has been awarded Advanced Specialist training recognition by the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Beginning with an exploration of what constitutes a healthy relationship, the course will look at common themes which arise when counselling couples: problems with communication, conflict, affairs, lack of libido, separation and endings.

This Level 5 equivalent specialist course is an Advanced Specialist Diploma and is aimed at qualified counsellors interested in developing and expanding their current practice to facilitate work with couples and relationships.

Heartwood’s theoretical approach presented on the course is integrative and holistic. We will look at integrating models, techniques, theories and a range of modalities that suit the individual client. Whilst working on developing relationship skills which will aid and deepen your current therapeutic work.

We will focus on providing a safe and non-judgemental environment in which to practice new skills and techniques to enhance current practice and develop confidence in working with couples and relational dynamics.

We integrate appropriate theory with creative and experiential aspects to make the learning experience thorough, thought provoking and professional.

Level 5

Qualification:
Advanced Specialist Diploma (NCS Advanced Specialist training status) delivered by Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date

For next start dates, visit Heartwood’s website.

Entry Requirements

Must be currently in practice (private practice or within an agency).

Must have at least 200 hours of supervised clinical practice hours to date.

Must be a member of a governing body or Accredited Register holder (e.g. BACP, NCS, UKCP etc.).

Must have a minimum of Advanced Diploma in Counselling qualification (Level 4 or equivalent).

What you will learn

The training will deliver a range of theory and techniques designed to equip students with the skills required to work ethically and competently with issues of dysfunctional relationships, and a variety of issues related to working with couples.

The course is delivered using a variety of experiential and didactic methods and is designed to both inspire and engender confidence in students to work as Relationship Counsellors.

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

Further advancing our counselling skills, personal and professional development, we will specialise in:

  • Effectiveness and critical reflection of relationship counselling models
  • Impact of self-awareness on counselling relationship & practice work; personal case formulation, personal patterns & schema that may impact work
  • Self-development and reflection
  • Working with couples
  • Dysfunctional relationships
  • Social, cultural and biological factors in treatment plans
  • Conducting assessments
  • Relate theory of diversity to client assessment and treatment choices
  • Identifying severe or complex mental health problems and support referral pathways
  • Personal well-being, competence and efficacy

 Content

This course specialises in the following:

  • Ethical framework & code of conduct
  • Theoretical models & concepts
  • Risk management, assessments & referral pathways
  • Personal & professional guidance and support
  • Complex dynamics counselling involving multiple clients
  • Therapy contracts with involving multiple clients
  • Supervision in multiple client setting
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) pathways
  • Working within limits of own proficiency
  • Difference, Diversity & Inclusion

 Assessment

The course requires the following:

  • A minimum of 85% attendance on tuition days
  • Completion of a learning journal
  • Demonstration of practical skills
  • Completion of the external case review
  • Supervision and completion of supervisors proficiency statement
  • Practice proficiency assessment

How the course works

This course runs one weekend per month for six months.

The course will be delivered by Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Heartwood Centre on the Dartington Estate. Heartwood students have access to outdoor and indoor light and warm recreational spaces with seating for break times and its own refreshment making facilities.

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

Counsellors come to Heartwood from a diverse variety of backgrounds with a vast range of skills and ability, as well as an established understanding of the counselling profession. It offers the opportunity to enhance further career and life skills, and can aid in accessing specialist counselling and therapeutic professions.

Course Length

This course runs one weekend per month for 6 months.

Level and Certification

Upon successful completion you will achieve the Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relationship Counselling, aimed at qualified counsellors interested in developing and expanding their current practice to facilitate work with couples and relationships.

This course has Advanced Specialist training recognition with the National Counselling Society (NCS).

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

Entry Requirements

Must be currently in practice (private practice or within an agency).

Must have at least 200 hours of supervised clinical practice hours to date.

Must be a member of a governing body or Accredited Register holder (e.g. BACP, NCS, UKCP etc.).

Must have a minimum of Advanced Diploma in Counselling qualification (Level 4 or equivalent).

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

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