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  • Our Counsellor Training

    An Integrative Approach

    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

    Why 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 Award to Level 6 Diploma

    Walk Tall offers accredited counselling qualifications. We offer 4 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

    Upcoming courses

    Level 3 CertificateMondays from 3rd March 2021 to 29th November 2021, 4pm to 9pmSwanscombe
    Level 4 DiplomaWednesdays from 28th September 2020, 9am to 2:30pmSwanscombe
    Level 3 AccessThursdays 6pm to 9pm from 4th February 2021 to 29th April 2021Swanscombe
    Level 3 AccessSaturdays 10am to 1pm from 1st May 2021 to 17th July 2021Swanscombe
    Level 6 DiplomaDates to be determinedSwanscombe

    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 Award in Counselling Skills

    Course Outline

    Enhances and improves verbal and written communication skills, promotes personal growth, and provides basic industry knowledge to prepare learners to progress onto appropriate further qualifications. Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:

    • How to reflect on personal development and identify areas for future development
    • What core counselling skills are, including how to establish a helping relationship, and knowing how to conclude a helping interaction

    Units

    Counselling Skills and Personal Development
    In this unit learners will have an opportunity to reflect on their current and future personal development and identify potential sources of support.

    Using Counselling Skills

    In this unit learners will have an opportunity to develop counselling skills for use in helping relationships and learn to establish appropriate boundaries.

    Progression opportunities
    Successful completion of the Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills could be used as a prerequisite for entry into Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills programme. However, for those who do not intend to continue their studies further in the field of counselling, the course can be a valuable introduction to skills transferable into a range of career and educational opportunities.

    Is there an age limit?
    Anyone aged 16 and over can access this course

    Time Requirement

    • One day a week, normally in the evening

    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

    Course Outline

    It develops a repertoire of interpersonal skills and counselling skills, promotes personal growth. Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:

    • How to identify, practise and develop a range of interpersonal and counselling skills
    • The main theoretical approaches to counselling

    Units

    Understanding the context for the use of counselling skills
    This unit is intended to deepen the learners’ understanding of the significant differences between a person who uses counselling skills in another occupation and a fully trained and qualified counsellor. Learners will explore key legal and ethical issues based on an ethical framework for counselling and psychotherapy in a multi-cultural and diverse society. The need for and the importance of casework supervision will be highlighted

    Understanding counselling theory
    In this unit, learners will study one major therapeutic model of counselling in depth to empower the learner to reflect constructively on its value and use when working with people. They will also reflect on two other therapeutic models of counselling to raise awareness of other models.

    Using counselling skills
    Through practice, learners will explore a range of skills used within the counselling profession. Additionally they will understand that sessions in which counselling skills are used are professionally managed activities with a start, middle and end. Cultural differences are recognised, acknowledged and worked with.

    Personal development for users of counselling skills
    In this unit, learners reflect on how the study of counselling theory, the use of counselling skills and feedback received can inform personal development and growth, in particular understanding of self

    Progression opportunities

    Successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills could be used as a prerequisite for entry into Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

    Is there an age limit?

    Anyone 18 and over can access this course

    Time Requirement

    30 week part time course for one day per week.

    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

    Course Outline

    Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:

    • Ethical frameworks, including the importance of setting, supervision and casework management in counselling
    • The impact diverse culture and heritage can have on the client/counsellor relationship in a multicultural society
    • One major therapeutic model
    • How to conduct a counselling session with a client in an ethical, effective and safe way
    • How to increase self-awareness
    • The purpose and importance of Research in counselling

    Units

    Professional Organisational Issues in Counselling
    In this unit, learners will develop an understanding of the essential relationship between counsellors, as professionals, as well as the organisations and other people with which they may work. They will explore areas of potential conflict, especially through the existence of different ethical standards and principles. They will also reflect on the importance of casework supervision and understand assessment and risk in relation to safeguarding in counselling.

    Counselling in a Diverse Society
    In this unit, learners will explore the impact that diverse cultures and heritage can have on the client / counsellor therapeutic relationship in a multicultural society. They will also examine power issues within the counselling process.

    Counselling Theory
    In this unit, learners will analyse one major theoretical approach to influence, inform and empower their practice as a counsellor. They will also compare other theoretical approaches alongside the major approach.

    Advanced Counselling Skills
    Learners will demonstrate a range of skills illustrating their development as practitioners. In addition, they will learn that counselling is a managed activity, with emphasis being given to the importance of opening and closing a series of sessions.

    Self-awareness for Counsellors
    This unit aims to enable learners to increase self-awareness by analysing and evaluating the impact that their own counselling philosophy, counselling theory and practice has on self and relationships.

    Research Methodologies in Counselling
    In this unit, learners will explore the importance of research in counselling. They will develop their research skills and will learn how to present findings.

    Counselling Placement
    Learners will complete this unit linked to a supervised counselling placement practice of 100 hours. They will analyse how their theoretical approach has influenced their practice, and evaluate learning gained from supervision.

    Progression opportunities

    Upon successful completing the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling enables you work professional as a therapeutic counsellor

    Is there an age limit?

    Anyone over 19 can access this course

    Time Requirement

    Two-year part time course with 1 day per week in tutor led classroom and also 100 hours for supervised placement practice.

    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.

  • CPCAB Level 6 Diploma - Counselling Children and Young People

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