Farnborough College of Technology is pleased to offer, a two-year course leading to a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
CPCAB is an organisational member of the European Association for Counselling and their qualifications are internationally available. Each year comprises 228 guided learning hours, the total course hours are 456. The CPCAB website can be accessed on www.cpcab.co.uk
If you are aged 19 or over and are starting a course at level 3 to level 6 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Government which can cover the costs of your tuition fees.
See our student finance pages for full details.
To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:
To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING TC-L4
Ethos of the course
Although we as individuals are alone, we all live in the world through a complex set of relationships. From the moment we are born the relationships with those around us influence our development: first, our immediate and extended family, then teachers and peers, lovers, partners, employers, friends, enemies and colleagues. Later we may create relationships with our own children.
Each one of these relationships has the potential for enormous joy and great hurt. Who we are reflects all that has moulded us in both positive and hurtful experiences. We carry the scars and patterns of those experiences and those ways of relating into the present, often unconsciously.
Counselling happens in relationships i.e.. the relationship between counsellor and client and counsellor and supervisor. The client/counsellor relationships offers the safe boundaries to explore ourselves, our hurts, our fears with a person who themselves is formed and damaged by life in relationships but is prepared to be with the client in ways that help and heal. The counsellor is committed to examining and learning about themselves in order to be available for the client.
Each one of us is unique and valuable whatever our personal history, ethical and cultural backgrounds and is entitled to understanding, and respect as fellow human beings.
The important elements of the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling therefore include:
This course aims to convey the absolute necessity of clear ethical boundaries and the need for professional conduct in order to ensure the safety of the client and the integrity of the profession.
This course offers an integrative approach to counselling and therefore includes sessions on:
A portfolio containing evidence of role play, learning review, self-assessment, audio and video taping, self-directed lectures, self-development groups, written assignments, peer and tutor feedback, supervisor’s report, agency report, external assessment in the second year.
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Upon successful completion of this course students will gain a recognised counselling qualification for agency level work and will have completed sufficient training hours to apply for BACP Accreditation. The student will be able to demonstrate:
All candidates will need to submit two references, complete a pre-interview task and attend an interview in order to be accepted onto the course.
Applicants need to meet the following criteria to qualify for an offer on the course:
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