Working in sacred space certificate in counselling skills (CSKL2) - Glastonbury, Somerset
This course is designed for alternative practitioners who wish to acquire counselling skills for use in their work or to help others. This course won’t teach you to be a counsellor but may help you decide whether or not to continue training. It is also for counsellors who wish to incorporate their psychic and spiritual awareness in order to meet the spiritual world of their clients.
Counsellor qualification - This course is the first step towards full counsellor qualification and carries a nationally recognised award (CSKL2). Ofqual Accreditation Number: CSK-L2 is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualification number for CSK-L2 is 500/7938/4. No previous experience or training is required. This course contains 103 guided learning hours.
Continuing professional development - It is also suitable for those with a degree of experience/qualification, who wish to integrate the psychic and spiritual dimension into their practice.
On this course you will learn:
Principles of counselling and listening skills
Attention is given to understanding the holistic role of a spiritual counsellor and the principles of a safe and ethical practice. You will have the opportunity to develop, practice and receive feedback on your listening and communication skills.
How to create sacred space within yourself and hold this energy with your clients
You will learn holistic partnership inner-core energy awareness techniques, which can be used consciously to create a sacred healing space for well-being, focus, energy protection and guidance in order to enhance your work with others.
Ways of working with: creativity, spiritual guidance and healing abilities
You will have the opportunity to explore and develop different ways of drawing on your creative, intuitive and spiritual abilities and how to use these appropriately with clients, for example, use of meditation and guided visualisation.
Techniques for personal development and self-awareness
Self-awareness is ongoing and essential in working with others. You will be given models for understanding different aspects of yourself and opportunities for developing positive regard both individually and as part of a group. Each weekend devotes time for both personal and group processing.
Awareness of diverse spiritual paths and how to work with clients’ spiritual issues
Respect for different beliefs is at the heart of our course. In the group you will meet both kindred spirits and those whose beliefs differ from your own. We offer a glimpse into some of the many healing and spiritual traditions available today, enabling you to work closely with your client’s unique spiritual journey.
How to integrate your experiences into your individual path as a counsellor or therapy practitioner
Throughout the course you will be supported in compiling a portfolio to help you integrate your learning experience. Students receive both group and individual tutorials to support this work. By participating and meeting the assessment process required by CPCAB you will gain recognition for your efforts and your gifts.
Course programme topics:
- What is spiritual counselling?
- Creating sacred space.
- Developing inner core energy to connect with yourself and when working with others.
- Introduction to CPCAB criteria.
- Ethics, boundaries and psychic protection.
- Listening skills. Counselling skills practice. Giving and receiving feedback.
- Self awareness, sub-personalities.
- Inner child/inner parent; healing the past.
- Developing intuitive skills. Working with messages and guides.
- Healing and touch.
- Spiritual awakening, spiritual wounds.
- Using imagery to heal, working with visualisation.
- Using ritual and ceremony.
- Mock exam in preparation for external exam.
- Personal therapy to support you during the year.
- Written assignments.
- Building a portfolio to show your participation and understanding.
- External assessment.
This non-residential training takes place at 44a High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DX.
The certificate in counselling skills level 2 course consists of eight weekends, from 10.30am until 5.30pm each day, as stated below:
Weekend 1: Sat 28th and Sun 29th May 2016.
Weekend 2: Sat 16th and Sun 17th July 2016.
Weekend 3: Sat 10th and Sun 11th September 2016.
Weekend 4: Sat 8th and Sun 9th October 2016.
Weekend 5: Sat 5th and Sun 6th November 2016.
Weekend 6: Sat 10th and Sun 11th December 2016.
Weekend 7: Sat 7th and Mon 9th January 2017.
Weekend 8: Sat 4th and Sun 5th February 2017.
How to apply for this course
You can contact us using the link below to let us know of your interest and we will send you a brochure and application form.
About the host
Nerissa Shaw - Tutor Levels 2 and 3
Nerissa is a qualified counsellor, having completed both Level 4 and Level 5 diplomas in Psychotherapeutic counselling with Sweet Track. Teaching others and facilitating learning is something she is passionate about and finds that she learns as much from it as she passes on.