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Our courses (Introductory intermediate)

Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills

Course dates

Mode 1 (October 2019 start)
Mode 2 (August 2019 start)
Mode 3 (January 2019 start)
Mode 4 (April 2019 start)

Programme Manager

Kate Trench

Venue

WPF Therapy Limited
23 Magdalen Street
London SE1 2EN

Fees

Fee: £2,296 (2018-2019)
Registration fee: £100 (due on acceptance)
Discounted fee: £2,196 (if paid in full before course start)
Selection fee: £35
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020 7378 2050

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£2,296

This course is for you if you are interested in training in counselling and psychodynamic psychotherapy, if you already use counselling skills in your work, either paid or voluntary, or if you wish to acquire these skills to develop your potential.

This foundation level course  provides students with an opportunity to learn about counselling and psychotherapy whilst developing their counselling skills.  Students will learn skills which can be used to go on to counselling or psychotherapy training or can be used in their existing workplace.  In addition to learning counselling skills, students participate in a personal development group which allows them to expand their self-awareness and interpersonal skills.  This course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn new skills, discover more about themselves, or find out whether a career as a counsellor or psychotherapist is for them. Counselling skills training is a prerequisite for many other counselling and psychotherapy training courses.

The course has four different intakes, allowing individuals to choose which best suits them.

October Start – Mode 1 requires once weekly attendance (30 sessions) over an academic year of three 10 week terms. Each term includes a mid-term reading week. Individuals have a choice of morning or evening sessions. Morning sessions take place on Wednesdays (9.30am – 12.45pm), whilst evening sessions take place on Wednesday evenings (6.30pm – 9.30pm).

The next October intake will be in 2019. However, we accept applications throughout the year.

October 2019 Term Dates

Term One     Wednesday 2nd October – Wednesday 11th December 2019
Reading week    Monday 04 November – Friday 08 November

Term Two    Wednesday 8th January – Wednesday 18th March 2020
Reading week    Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February

Term Three  Wednesday 22nd  April – Wednesday 1st July 2020
Reading week    Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May


August Start – Mode 2
 is a more condensed version of the course and will begin in July 2019 and finish in February 2020.  Two weeks full-time attendance (Monday–Friday), followed by three weekend modules.  
Two weeks Monday 5th August 2019 – Friday 16th August 2019, 9.30am – 5pm
Three weekend modules  (Friday 5pm to 8.15pm and Saturday 9.30am to 5pm)
Module 1: Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October 2019
Module 2: Friday 6th December 2019 & Saturday 7th December 2019
Module 3: Friday 31st January 2020 & Saturday 1st February 2020


January Start – Mode 3
 starts in January and requires weekly attendance from January to July.  This route begins on either Tuesday 15th January 2019 or Friday 18th January, 2019 dependent on the day you choose to undertake the course. Evening sessions take place on Tuesdays (6.30pm – 9.30pm) and morning sessions take place on Fridays (9.30am – 12.45pm). This route also includes four Saturday modules (10.00am to 4.00pm).

Term dates
There are 22 sessions between January and July divided into two terms. There are additionally 4 Saturday modules. Please note there is a mid-term reading week in Term 1 and Term 2 when there will be no session.

Term dates for Tuesday evening sessions
Term 1: Tuesday 15th January – Tuesday 9th April 2019
Reading week: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February

Term 2: Tuesday 30th April – Tuesday 9th July 2019
Reading week: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May 2019

Term dates for Friday morning sessions
Term 1:  Friday 18th January – Friday 12th April 2019
Reading week: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February

Term 2: Friday 3rd May – Friday 12th July 2019
Reading week: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May

Saturday module dates for both days
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Saturday 25th May 2019
Saturday 6th July 2019


April Start – Mode 4
 requires weekly attendance from April 2019 to February 2020. This route takes place on Monday evenings, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, consists of 30 sessions and begins on Monday 1st April 2019

Term 1: Monday 1 April 2019– Monday 8th July 2019
No session on Bank Holidays 22nd April 2019, 6th May 2019
Reading week: Week beginning Monday 27th May 2019

Term 2: Monday 9th September 2019 – 25th November 2019
Reading week: Week beginning Monday 4th November 2019

Term 3: Monday 13th January 2020 – Monday 24th February 2020

What former students say

“By the end of the course I had real clarity about what further training to become a psychodynamic counsellor involves both personally and professionally. This course is an excellent step to further training: it offered me a balance of personal challenge, adult learning and reflection with a stimulating introduction to psychodynamic theory”.

“I have a sense of enormous change in myself during this year in every way and being on this course contributed to this. I would not have missed this experience for the world. Thank you”.

 

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Diploma in counselling skills (Access course)

January start
7 month duration including 4 Saturday Modules

Course dates

Term 1, 17 January 2019 - 11 April 2019
Term 2, 2 May 2019 - 11 July 2019

Programme Manager

Kate Trench

Venue

WPF Therapy Limited
23 Magdalen Street
London SE1 2EN

Fees

Course fee: £2,786
Registration fee: £100 (due on acceptance)
Instalments: £1,343 x 2
Discounted fee: £2,686 (Full payment before starting)
Selection fee: £35
More about our fees 2017/2018
More about our fees 2018/2019

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Training Administration
training@wpf.org.uk
020 7378 2050

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£2,786

This part-time course is for those who have completed a counselling skills course or the equivalent in experience and are interested in training to become a psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist.  It is designed to be a transitional course before embarking on a full training. It may also be that you need to spend more time preparing  and developing your existing skills before embarking on a qualifying course. This challenging, intensive course will enable to develop your use of counselling skills and your knowledge and understanding of psychodynamic theory.

The course consists of theoretical seminars, skills practice seminars and experiential groups. Each session consists of two seminars and one experiential group. The first seminar of the day is theoretical and relevant academic papers are discussed.

In the second seminar students practice counselling skills using role-plays, experiential exercises and video work in relation to the following themes:

  • Working ethically and with setting appropriate boundaries
  • How past experiences affect present behaviour
  • Introduction to Freud, Klein and Object Relations
  • Understanding unconscious and conscious processes
  • Exploring the client’s inner world within their wider social, cultural, racial and familial contexts
  • Attachment Theory
  • Neuroscience

Experiential Group
In group sessions, students will be able to explore feelings and relationships and learn about individual and group dynamics and process. The group provides an opportunity to learn about ourselves and our impact on others. They are conducted by an experienced group analytic psychotherapist.

In addition students are asked to attend a Group Theory Seminar. These are offered on a variety of different dates and times. The seminar provides an overview of group theory and an introduction to group psychotherapy as a model.

Schedule
This part-time intensive course runs for seven months, starting in January each year. It comprises once-weekly sessions across two terms. and four Saturday modules. The weekly sessions take place on Thursday mornings, 9.30am – 2.00pm.

Term 1: Thursday 17th January 2019 – Thursday 11th April 2019
Reading Week: Thursday 21st February 2019

Term 2: Thursday 2nd May 2019 – Thursday 11th July 2019
Reading Week: Thursday 30th May 2019

Four Saturday Modules

  1. Saturday 9th February 2019 10am-4pm
  2. Saturday 30th March 2019 10am-4pm
  3. Saturday 4th May 2019 10am-4pm
  4. Saturday 13th July 2019 10am-4pm

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