This is a two year, part-time course (230 hours) and is equivalent to a level 3 qualification

The course provides a foundation in counselling theory, skills and personal development, using an integrative approach underpinned by Adlerian theory and practice.  The course presents both the theory and practice of counselling with an emphasis on experiential work and personal development.  Students are required to have their own personal counselling during the course (minimum 30 hours over the 2 years).

This is a two year programme over six terms, September – July, with new student entry every two years.  Ten weekly Thursday evening meetings (6.30pm-9.30pm) each term, plus 10.5 full day workshops at the weekends over the two years*.  There is an expectation of at least 5 hours study a week in addition to the training sessions.
*Saturday (occasionally Sunday) one day workshops: 4-5 per year

This course is accredited by the Adlerian Society of the UK, an organisational member of the BACP.

Entry Requirements
Minimum age: 21 years.  Students are required to have received a minimum of 15 hours introductory counselling skills training within the last 4 years prior to beginning the course (for example our 10 week Level 2 Introduction to Counselling course).  Acceptance on the course is subject to satisfactory interview.  An openness and capacity for learning and a readiness for ongoing personal development may prove more important than past academic achievement.

Year One
• Core Counselling Skills
• Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology
• Lifestyle Assessment
• Lifestyle Assessment – Case Study
• Grief and Loss
• Personal Development 1

Year Two
• Advanced Counselling Skills
• Introduction to Other Models of Counselling
• Introduction to Family and Couples Counselling
• Lifestyle Assessment – Case Study 2
• Working with Difference
• Special Interest Topic
• Personal Development 2

Visiting specialist trainers present workshops and some evening sessions.

Alison Cutmore BSc, Dip IIP and MBACP is co-tutor on the Certificate in Adlerian Counselling course.  Before becoming a counsellor, Alison read psychology at University.  After becoming very interested in the work of Adler, Alison completed her Diploma at Bottisham and is now a self employed counsellor, specialising in work with adolescents and adults.

Natalie Easthope BA (Hons), Dip IIP and MBACP is co-tutor on the Certificate in Adlerian Counselling course.  Before becoming a counsellor, Natalie worked in Human Resources and Training, where her passion was staff wellbeing.  She currently runs a private practice, working mainly with teens and young adults.  Natalie also has experience of working as a counsellor in a secondary school and counselling centre.

Application forms are available to the right of this page.  This should be submitted with two full written references and evidence of 15 hours minimum prior counselling skills training by 7 June 2021.  Formal interviews for those shortlisted take place at the end of June/beginning of July.  Interviews for the Certificate programme are conducted by the tutor and an external interviewer.

Areas explored include:
• relevant practical, professional and personal experience
• how you plan to make use of the course
• your strengths and areas for development
• what implications the course may have on you and your personal life and responsibilities

Fees: £1500 per year.  Fees include all tuition, weekend workshops and tutorials.  Personal counselling needs to be budgeted for separately.  You must maintain student membership of ASIIP throughout your training.  A course textbook will be extra (around £45).

Payment Schedule:  If you are offered a place on the course, a non-refundable deposit of £150 is payable on acceptance of your offer in July, followed by an initial payment of £350 in September, then 8 monthly instalments of £125 pcm (October to May) to cover the remaining £1000.  You will be responsible for setting up your own monthly instalments via BACS.  Please ask the Adult Learning Office for bank details.

A small charge of £10 will be payable at the end of the two year course for your Certificate from ASIIP.

Course Details

Day Please register interest by clinking on 'Book Now' button
Time 18:30 - 21:30
Weeks/Term 6 terms
Start Date 01/09/2023
Cost £1500 per year
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