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Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, our counselling services are still running via phone or online video conference. 

 

Counsellor Training

 


  • Our Integrative Approach – Our Counsellor Training

    Many people searching for courses, look at location, times and costs which are all practical and important factors. With so many counselling courses available, what does Integrative counselling mean as opposed to Humanistic, CBT or other one perspective approaches?

    Integrative counsellor training provides a vast toolbox consisting of numerous techniques spanning several theoretical approaches. This understanding of several theories and schools of thought enables the seamless integration of skills into one cohesive package. This package being as unique as you are, ultimately becoming your way of working as opposed to ‘the’ way of working that single perspective courses offer.

    With individuality being key, and our responses and needs being unique, this enables you to personalise, adapt and tailor your approach to each individual client in response to their goals and needs.

    After all counselling is not a one size fits all reductionist process, our lives are complex and diverse with many often conflicting and contributary components to the difficulties we face.

    The Main Theories We Teach

    Psychodynamic

    This enables counsellors to explore people’s pasts and how this impacts the present. From developmental stages and development of self to the defence mechanisms we deploy to block out psychological pain, Psychodynamic theory enables the exploration of deep-rooted causes. These undoubtably impact on the difficulties we face in later life and the methods we use to block this from our awareness.

    Person Centred

    This approach focusses on the here and now, specifically the relationship between therapist and client. It provides key features and core elements to create a therapeutic relationship free from judgement.

    Cognitive

    Looking at the future and how to move past current behavioural cycles and thought processes. Identifying the lenses we view information through and how this can form beliefs about life events

    The Reason For An Integrative Approach

    These theories, combined, offer you the ability to work in the past, present or future, whatever your client needs to move forwards and lead a more fulfilling life. Its reparative approach provides you with the capability to work with many presenting problems and with experience, chronic and acute mental ill-health.

    Having many tools in your toolbox empowers you to keep therapy moving and adapt your way of working to overcome inevitable obstacles that arise during counselling sessions.

    Our courses are driven by personal development and self-awareness. These, along with theoretical learning, are the foundation stones of counsellor training, enabling effective application of theory into practice. This Integrative approach really enables you to drill down and identify the root cause of someone’s distress, whilst also providing you with the knowledge of what skills could be most effective for specific presenting problems, taking into account the personality of both counsellor and client.

    This Integrative approach enables you to provide both short-term solution focussed and long-term in-depth therapy. Whilst providing variety to your practice, it broadens your client base. From those wanting a limited number of session or larger organisations such as Employee Assistance Providers (EAP) who provide a large quantity of referrals to counsellors to individuals wanting long-term in-depth therapy to identify and work with the root cause of the difficulties they are facing.

    Other theories we provide an understanding of and tools from

    • REBT (Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy)
    • TA (Transactional Analysis)
    • Creative tools and techniques

    Once qualified, we offer a range of additional courses and qualifications. Please contact us for more information

  • Level 2 Certificate to Level 4 Diploma

    Walk Tall offers accredited counselling qualifications. We offer 3 main accredited qualifications which you will find more details on below. If you would like further information and would like to talk to us then please give us a call or complete our Contact Form for further information.

    A little bit more information about the courses are available via the options to the left

    Introductory Courses

    Walk Tall also run regular five week Introductory courses throughout the year which provides certificated CPD and also provides a taster of what is covered and involved in counselling training to see if it is something that is right for the learner.

    Upcoming courses

    Level 2 (Fast Track)Saturdays from 05th September to 13th February, 10am to 2:30pmDartford
    IntroductionThursdays from 28th May, 5:30pm to 8:30pm Fully bookedOnline (Zoom)
    IntroductionSaturdays from 11th July 10am to 1pmOnline (Zoom)
    IntroductionMondays from 21st September, 6pm to 9pmSwanscombe
    IntroductionTuesdays from 17th November, 10am to 1pmSwanscombe
    IntroductionWednesday from 20th January, 6pm to 9pmSwanscombe
    IntroductionSaturday from 13th March, 10am to 1pmOnline (Zoom)
    IntroductionThursdays from 10th June, 6pm to 9pmSwanscombe

    If you are interested in attending a course and would like an application form or more information, please feel free to get in touch.

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    February (Wednesday evenings)

    • An 30 week course that, on completion, will give eligibility for the Level 3 Certificate course.
    • Key elements of Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Existential and Cognitive Behavioural Theories.
    • Personal Development training.
    • Group Counselling Skills training.

    Entry Requirement

    • Prior learning not necessary
    • Candidates must display emotional maturity and stability.
    • Candidates must display a commitment to learning, diversity and personal growth.
    • Candidates must be 18 years and over.

    Time Requirement

    One day a week (upcoming February course will be Wednesday evenings)

    If you wish to apply on to the Level 2 or if you would like more information, then please contact us on 01474 560834 or use the contact form to get in touch.

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    Dates to be confirmed

    • A 30 week course that, on completion, will give eligibility for Level 4 Diploma course.
    • Basic Theory including Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Existential, CBT and Integrative.
    • Counselling Skills include active listening, body language, questioning, boundary keeping, resolution of difficult situations.
    • Group experiential process.

    Entry Requirement

    • Prior learning not necessary but suitability will be assessed by application form and interview.
    • Candidates must display emotional maturity and stability.
    • Candidates must display a commitment to learning, diversity and personal growth.
    • Candidates must be 18 years and over.

    Time Requirement

    One day per week. Currently on Saturdays Times: 10am to 2pm (possibly subject to change).

    If you wish to apply on to the Level 2 or if you would like more information, then please contact us on 01474 560834 or use the contact form to get in touch.

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

    Dates to be confirmed

    This course will qualify you as a counselling practitioner. In addition to sound theoretical study, you will develop advanced counselling skills and be required to take a counselling placement.

    The course is part time and run over two years

    • A 2 year course.
    • Each year is 30 weeks/1 day per week, plus supervision arrangement, plus some Saturdays.
    • Professional Organisational Issues in Counselling
    • Counselling in a Diverse Society
    • Counselling Theory including Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Existential and CBT.
    • Advanced Counselling Skills, building on Level 3 learning and including onward referral. "Fishbowl" and "Triad" exercises.
    • Research Methodologies in Counselling
    • Group Experiential process.
    • Placement counselling requirement in Year 2.
    • Saturday modules to be announced.

    Also Included

    • In-house placement counselling opportunities.
    • In-house Group supervision of placement counselling.
    • Established post-qualification "Partnership" process, allowing you to begin your Private Practice.

    Entry Requirement

    • Completion of Level 3 or equivalent (prior learning taken into consideration). Suitability also assessed by application form and interview.
    • Personal Therapy commitment during study.
    • Candidates must display emotional maturity and stability.
    • Candidates must display a commitment to learning, diversity and personal growth.
    • Candidates must be 19 years and over.

    Time Requirement

    • Exact dates and times to be confirmed
    • Group Supervision 1 1/2 hrs/week
    • 6 Saturdays across the 2 years (TBC)
    • 30 hours personal therapy per year.

    If you wish to apply on to the Level 4 or if you would like more information, then please contact us on 01474 560834 or use the contact form to get in touch.

  • Introduction to Counselling

    The five week introduction to counselling course provides a portion of the course material that is delivered on the Level 2 Counselling Skills course that we regularly run, which covers counselling skills and theory, diversity, ethics, and self-awareness. This begins the exciting exploration in to the field of counselling and starts to develop the skills that would be learned on later courses.

    The course provides 15 hours certificated CPD and also aims to give a taster to provide an idea of what will be covered so that students can see if the counselling field and further training is something for them.

 

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