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Counselling Bazaar

A general introduction to different schools of counselling, for example, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Person-Centred. This course is designed for those with a broad interest in the subject, and for those considering having counselling or becoming a counsellor. It is not part of formal counselling training.
  • Who is it for?

    Anyone who is interested in counselling but doesn't know much about it. What are the different kinds of counselling available? How do I choose what will suit me, either as a client or as a trainee
    No previous knowledge or experience is required.

  • What does it cover?

    What is counselling? Who invented it, how long ago, what is it all about? What are the different 'brands'? We will do a whistle-stop tour of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapy. There will be a brief explanation of some of the key concepts and a taster experience of the methods associated with each model of the healing relationship. What are NLP and CBT, and how are they different from the other models? How might I get involved with any of it, either as a client or as a trainee? What are the advantages and drawbacks of each approach?
    By the end of this course you should be able to understand the differences between the approaches mentioned. Be aware of the key concepts behind each approach. Have some sense of what it might feel like to be a client of a practitioner of the approaches mentioned. Have an opinion as to what kind of counselling you might want to engage with.

  • What will it be like?

    Tutor exposition and group discussions. Experiential exercises in pairs and small groups
    At the Start: Student Self Assessment
    On the Course: Student Self Assessment and tutor feedback
    At the End: Student Self Assessment and feedback

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Writing and drawing materials and an open mind. Willingness to participate in group discussions.
    Engage confidently with counselling either as a client/consumer or as a trainee/potential practitioner
    Students may want to apply for the Introduction to Counselling course. Tutor to advise

  • What could it lead to?

    Engage confidently with counselling either as a client/consumer or as a trainee/potential practitioner
    Students may want to apply for the Introduction to Counselling course. Tutor to advise

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Counselling Bazaar

A general introduction to different schools of counselling, for example, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Person-Centred. This course is designed for those with a broad interest in the subject, and for those considering having counselling or becoming a counsellor. It is not part of formal counselling training.

01 May 2024 – 05 June 2024
Wednesday, 18:30 to 20:45
Course Code:512CS
£90 / £32
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Counselling Level 4 - Year 1

A challenging two-year course qualifying you to practise as a counsellor in an agency. Drawing on Clarksons five-strand model of the therapeutic relationship, the course integrates humanistic, analytic and transpersonal perspectives. Students will be expected to gain 70 hours of personal counselling and to begin a counselling placement. It is possible to pay the fee in instalments. Entry onto the course is by interview, and you must already have a minimum of 180 hours formal counselling training or the equivalent. The next course will start in September 2022. Please contact the department to ask for an application pack, available from May. The fees stated are for the entire two-year course. It is possible to pay the fee in instalments.

26 September 2023 – 16 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 17:15
Course Code:509L
£3400 / £2335
36 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Intro To Counselling

Learn the basic methods and practices of counselling; the skills which form the basis of the counselling relationship, for use in personal or community situations. The course carries a Certificate of Attendance. Entrance by special application form available in May. Interviews take place in July and September. Right click to choose where you wish to save the application form and brochure: Information Leaflet Application Form

28 September 2023 – 02 November 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:501
£225 / £79 / £0
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 02 November 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:502
£225 / £79 / £0
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 02 November 2023
Thursday, 18:00 to 22:00
Course Code:503
£225 / £79 / £0
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Counselling Level 4:YR 2

A challenging two-year course qualifying you to practise as a counsellor in an agency. Drawing on Clarkson's five-strand model of the therapeutic relationship, the course integrates humanistic, analytic and transpersonal perspectives. Students will be expected to gain 70 hours of personal counselling and to begin a counselling placement. It is possible to pay the fee in instalments. Entry onto the course is by interview, and you must already have a minimum of 180 hours formal counselling training or the equivalent. The next course will start in September 2022. Please contact the department to ask for an application pack, available from May. The fees stated are for the entire two-year course. It is possible to pay the fee in instalments.

29 September 2023 – 26 July 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 17:15
Course Code:510L
£3300 / £2335
36 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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