ABC Awards Level 4
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
A challenging two-year course qualifying you to practise as a counsellor in a variety of settings. Drawing on Clarkson’s five-strand model of the therapeutic relationship, the course integrates person centred, cognitive and analytical perspectives.
The course also examines the wider context of counselling. It looks at the meaning of an ethical professional stance and its implications, and explores students' attitudes to people who may be different from themselves.
Each student must obtain a formal counselling placement with a minimum 1.5 hours clinical supervision a month, and complete a minimum of 100 client face to face supervised hours during the 2-year Diploma programme. This is the responsibility of the student.
All students are also required to undergo at least 40 hours personal therapy. We can provide you with a list of counsellors we know and recommend, or you can source your own.
Successful completion of the course and the placement requirements enable students to progress toward accreditation with the BACP and/or the National Counselling Society.
Additional Qualification in Transactional Analysis - TA101
As well as the Diploma teaching, this course includes an additional qualification in Transactional Analysis, the entry level TA101, taught over two Saturdays by a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. This qualification is certificated by IARTA, the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis, and is the starting point for further TA studies. The fees for this course include the teaching of TA101.
You must have obtained both a Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills and a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent.
Course Dates & Times
This is a 2 year course, 35 weeks per year with half terms and holidays as per local schools.
Next intake start dates:
Tuesday 14th September 2021, 9.30am - 2.45pm
Tuesday 14th September 2021, 3.30pm – 8.45pm
Thursday 16th September 2021, 9.30am - 2.45pm
- We will run one, two or three groups according to demand
- The course also involves 4 Saturday Schools during each year - dates to be confirmed
How to apply
To receive an application form please click the ‘Apply for this course’ button below and we will contact you with a full application form, interview details and directions.
£2,700 per annum for all tuition and registration
We are happy to take a 10% deposit and spread the fees over affordable monthly payments