This is a two year, part-time course (225 hours) and is equivalent to a level 4 qualification

After completion of the Certificate in Adlerian Counselling, or its equivalent, students may enter the two year Diploma programme (a further 225 hours’ training) plus clinical placement under supervision.  The Certificate and Diploma together will give students 451 hours of theory and skills, alongside ongoing personal development and a minimum of 100 hours supervised clinical practice.  The Diploma equips students with the additional skills necessary to practise counselling on a professional basis.  The Introduction, Certificate and Diploma courses will provide a total of 471 hours.

The curriculum covers:
• Advanced Counselling Skills
• Clinical Issues and Psychotherapy
• Advanced Adlerian Approaches
• Creative Approaches in Counselling
• Comparative Approaches
• Social and Cultural Issues
• Ethical Practice

Internationally renowned trainers from the USA, Canada, Israel, Germany and the UK present the weekend workshops, as well as other specialists being invited to facilitate many of the evening sessions.

Two year programme over six terms, September – July, with new student entry every two years.  There are six fortnightly Tuesday evening meetings of three hours, plus three full day workshops at the weekends each term.  In relation to their clinical placement, students are also required to receive fortnightly training supervision sessions of one and a half hours throughout the two year training period.

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

Entry Requirements
Satisfactory completion of the Certificate in Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy (within the past 4 years).  Evidence of equivalent training will also be considered and students will need to complete an Intensive Introduction to Adlerian Counselling.

Adlerian Practice
Child Development, The Family and Relationships
Comparative Approaches
Developing Practitioner Skills
Mental Health
Self-Reflective Practice

Each term, there are three day workshops facilitated by practitioners well known in their field.  Examples of workshops include: Grief Counselling, Counselling Adolescents and their Families, Comparative Approaches in Therapy, Art Therapy, Psychodrama, Clinical Issues, Referral Issues, Medication and Counselling, Couples Counselling.

Clinical Placement and Clinical Supervision
Students receive guidance regarding appropriate clinical placements, and there are a number of agencies that offer placements for Bottisham students following satisfactory interview.  Supervision is provided fortnightly in dyads with a training supervisor appointed by the course, and is a crucial part of the programme.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours satisfactory clinical practice.

Bruce Tate Registered Member MBACP (Accred), BA Hons co-ordinates the Adlerian Counselling programme at Bottisham Village College. Bruce currently works as an independent therapist alongside training commitments. He has attended Adlerian training in Europe, the USA and Canada, and has completed training with Pink Therapy. He teaches at the International Adlerian Summer School ( ). He has led training in Ireland, Slovakia, the USA, Singapore and Greece. Plans for 2021/22 include teaching online or in person in Athens an Ireland as well as developing training resources for training programme in Shanghai.

Janina Bell BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip IIP (Counselling), MBACP (registered), MASIIP is co-tutor on the Diploma course at Bottisham Village College.  With a background in education and social care, she is an experienced counsellor and trainer, running a private practice working with children and adults.  She has a particular interest in family and parenting work and runs regular workshops for parents with adopted children.

Fees: £2200 per year.  Fees include all tuition, weekend workshops and tutorials. Personal counselling and clinical training supervision need to be budgeted for separately.  You must maintain student membership of ASIIP until you are awarded your Diploma.  A course textbook will be extra (around £45).

Payment Schedule:  If you are offered a place on the course, a non-refundable deposit of £200 is payable on acceptance of your offer in July, followed by an initial payment of £400 in September, then 8 monthly instalments of £200 pcm (October to May) to cover the remaining £1600.  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.

Students have free access to the Adlerian Society’s library of specialised books and journals housed at Bottisham Village College.  Please contact the Adult Learning office for further details and note that a minimum number of students needs to be met for the course to be offered.

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 £2200 per year
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