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Associate counsellor programme
The associate counsellor programme is a unique programme for qualified counsellors who work in the psychodynamic or psychoanalytic traditions, designed to further develop a range of skills and capacities that are important in moving towards independent practice or working in an organisation. Applicants should have achieved a Diploma-level qualification with significant clinical experience.
The programme runs for 12 months beginning in September 2017. Successful applicants will become GCS Associate Counsellors and gain invaluable experience working within a well-established counselling service.
Associate Counsellors will have the opportunity to work with a range of clients and presenting problems. Weekly (42 weeks per year) clinical supervision is provided as part of the programme. Associate counsellors will also attend a seminar programme that is designed to develop skills and capabilities and increase awareness of what it means to be a professional counsellor.
GCS is experienced in working with counsellors seeking professional accreditation. The supervised clinical placement allows counsellors to gain the client hours for accreditation by BACP. GCS is BPC accredited as a ‘gate-keeper’ of professional standards. On completion of this course, associate counsellors will be proposed by to BPC as registrants.