Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling | Redlands Counselling and Training

CPCAB Level 5
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

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16 Days
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 21 Sep 2024 to 19 Jul 2025
30 Evenings
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 7 Nov 2024 to 10 Jul 2025

This is a Level 5 Diploma course leading to a nationally recognised counselling qualification. The approach is Integrative Humanistic.

The course will cover:

  • Developing as an ethical and independent practitioner
  • The psychotherapeutic relationship
  • Difference & Diversity issues
  • Developing integration of humanistic theory into counselling practice 
  • Personal development
  • Developing as a skilled practitioner
  • Developing as a reflective practitioner
  • Group Training Supervision
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Who is it aimed at?
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The course will include workshops on the following:

  • Assessing clients
  • Family systems
  • Ethics
  • Working with Trauma
  • Working with diversity
  • Integrating different theoretical perspectives
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Working in Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Setting up in private practice

The is aimed at counsellors who have achieved a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or equivalent and who have acquired experience of working as a counsellor in an agency setting and who wish to develop their practice to include working as an independent practitioner. It is also aimed at counsellors who wish to achieve an OPEN UNIVERSITY (OU) Foundation Degree in Counselling. Following a partnership agreement between the OU and CPCAB, counsellors with CPCAB Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas can achieve a Foundation Degree by completing OU modules.

Further information is available at www.cpcab.co.uk

Students are assessed by portfolio and externally assessed case review (3,000-3,500 words)

Course fees for the Academic year 2024/25 are:

Tuition fee: £1849
(or £1699 if September course is paid on or before 21st June 2024 and if November courses is paid on or before 23rd August 2024)

CPCAB registration fee: currently £369

A minimum of 60 supervised client hours as independent practitioner (privately or as a senior counsellor with autonomy in an agency) need to be completed.

Course delivery will be by Kate Dalton and Carol King. Both are experienced trainers and counsellors and have their own individual private counselling and supervision practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do the initials CPCAB stand for?

CPCAB stands for the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. This is the Body which awards the qualification to students who are assessed as proficient at the end of the course. CPCAB is the only national Awarding Body which specialises in counselling qualifications.

Am I required to be in counselling for this course?

You are required to have had a minimum of 40 hours counselling by the end of the course, 10 hours of which needs be completed by the end of this course (i.e. previous counselling of up to 30 hours can count towards the minimum of 40 hours).

Can I apply for this course if I haven’t done counselling training but have relevant work experience?

Our qualifications are awarded by the CPCAB, and the Level 5 courses are aimed at post-qualification counsellors, who have completed the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or equivalent training.  We cannot accept relevant work experience to meet this entry requirement.

What is the progression route?

Subject to tutor recommendation and CPCAB Guidelines, progression is to the CPCAB Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Supervision. Progression is also available to the OPEN UNIVERSITY (OU) Foundation Degree in Counselling.

Can I pay the course fees in instalments, or do you offer an early payment plan?

We do not offer a fees instalment plan; however we do have an early payment discount for this course, and the details and deadline for this are on the Fees and Costs section of the webpage.

Is there funding for the course, including the Advanced Learner Loan?

As Redlands is an independent training provider, our courses do not meet the criteria for the Advancer Learner Loan or other funding. For this reason, our learners are self-funded. We do have an early payment discount for this course, and the details and deadline for this is on the Fees and Costs section of the webpage.

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