Senior practitioner in coaching programme
Already a counsellor or psychotherapist and want to coach?
EMCC senior practitioner in coaching
Already a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist and want to coach? This course is specifically aimed at qualified therapists who want to add coaching to their existing practice, either as an integrated approach or a separate business. The programme is endorsed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and has the prestigious European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) European Quality Award (EQA) which provides you with an EMCC accredited Senior Practitioner in Coaching qualification.
This is a challenging programme delivered over nine months that will transform qualified and experienced therapists into exceptional coaches.
Our Therapist to Coach programme is rigorous and demanding to meet the highest possible standards, with a focus on self-guided, theory-based and deeply reflective learning and skills practice. We believe people learn coaching by doing it, so 80% of our programme is focused on practice.
Senior Practitioner level competences and qualifications are those that aim to equip you as a professional coaching specialist, enabling you to work with a whole range of people from senior executives, directors and boards of organisations through to individuals who want to have more control or balance in their relationships or life.
We don’t prescribe what the focus of your coaching should be. You may wish to be executive, business, life, therapeutic, or performance coaches, or not even know for sure at this point. You may want to work in corporate, private or public sectors. Whichever, this programme will give you the skills and practice, standards and credibility to enable you to be the coach you want to be.
In addition to being qualified as a Senior Practitioner, you will be entitled to free affiliate membership of EMCC whilst on the training programme.
The course includes 150 coaching practice hours (90 of which are outside the programme delivery days), two free supervision sessions, access to optional reduced fee group and individual supervision sessions.
Dates & times
- Skills Development Workshop 1 – September 7th – 9th 2017 – (Three days)
- Skills Development Workshop 2 – November 10th – 11th 2017 (Two days)
- Online Action Learning Set – February 5th 2018 (via Internet)
- Skills Development Workshop 3 – March 23rd – 24th 2018 (Two days)
- Portfolio submission – 28th June 2018
Start and finish times
- Thursday 10am – 5.30pm (registration from 9.30am)
- Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm
- Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm
- Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm
- Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm
- Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm
This programme level is aimed at those:
- who will practice as professional coach and can draw on a range of models and frameworks
- who are or wish to work with a range of clients contexts and organisations
- whose focus of work will be building capacity for progression, managing complex and challenging relationships, working with ambiguity and change.
We will help you develop your own approach to coaching and counselling and briefly introduce you to a practical and theoretical model of integration.
- Our training is evidence based
- We underpin our work to coaching, counselling and psychological theory
- You get to experience the tools before you use them
- Trainers share real examples from their practice
- We make specific links to a model of integration for coaching and counselling.
- We encourage and promote the use of supervision to enhance learning and ethical practice
By the end of the training participants will be able to demonstrate that they:
- Have an awareness of their own values beliefs and behaviours, and use this self-awareness to manage their effectiveness in meeting the coachees and, where relevant, the sponsor’s objectives.
- Have a commitment to reflective practice, identify gaps in skills and knowledge, explore relevant themes, ideas and models, translate new learning into coaching practice and evaluate it.
- Are able to establish an ethically based coaching contract in ambiguous or conflicted circumstances with the client (and with sponsors where relevant)
- Attend to and work flexibly with the coachee’s emotions, moods, language, patterns, beliefs and physical expression.
- Can effectively use a range of tools, feedback and challenge to enable the coachee to raise awareness, develop insight, and responsibility for action within the possibilities and constraints of the client’s situational context.
- Establish rigorous evaluation processes with coachees and stakeholders.
- Are clear about the boundaries for their own practice between coaching and therapy and whether they intend to integrate the two using a clear process model.
The programme has a total of 500 study hours over nine months. Including the seven programme delivery days delivered in three blocks (60 hours), you are required to complete:
- 150 hours of reflective practice
- 150 hours theory/models
- 150 hours coaching practice (90 of which will be outside the programme delivery days with your coachees)
- 50 hours for planning, setting up, accessing the website etc
This comes to a total of 500 hours, equating to approximately 50 hours a month, plus attendance at workshops.
Our belief is that people learn through doing and then reflecting on that practice. Reflective practice is a process by which you: stop and think about your practice, consciously analyse your decision making and draw on theory and relate it to what you do in practice. Critical analysis and evaluation refocuses your thinking on your existing knowledge and helps generate new knowledge and ideas. You will be expected to keep a reflective journal, complete self-evaluation sheets and logs of coaching practice, co-supervision and professional supervision, all of which will form part of your portfolio submitted at the end of the programme.
You will be expected to complete case studies which will include your personal philosophy, your theoretical model and a focus on your coaching practice with individual clients. You are also asked to complete a theory assignment analysing the strengths and limitations of your current therapeutic approach in a coaching context. Again, these will form part of your portfolio submitted at the end of the programme.
You will be given a Participant Training Pack with over 100 pages literally packed full of information, explanations, tools and resources which will be invaluable not just whilst on the programme, but into your future practice.
Underpinning the entire programme are the EMCC competences at Senior Practitioner level and the assessment of the portfolio is based on whether or not you have sufficiently evidenced meeting those competences.
Recognition of prior learning and experience
Therapist to Coach has mapped the competencies of UKCP and BACP registered/accredited members against those of EMCC. This means we recognise your prior learning and experience and are able to offer entry at this post-graduate level, rather than expecting you to go over old ground.
For more information:
For an informal chat:
Dr Trish Turner
About the host
Dr Trish Turner
Coach | Counsellor | Supervisor | Trainer
UKCP accredited and registered
BACP coaching member