L5 diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (integrative route)
Welcome to Maple Leaf training services and the CPCAB course Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level five). CPCAB is a UK awarding body that is managed by professional counsellors, trainers and supervisors. Now in their 21st year of operation, they are the only awarding body in Europe that specialise in the field of counselling. They are one of the largest awarding bodies in this field, with around 160 recognised training centres across the UK.
This qualification is intended for candidates who want to practice autonomously as professional counsellors working in one or more settings. Successful completion of this course means that candidates will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service and progress, if desired, onto level six in therapeutic counselling supervision or an open university foundation degree in counselling.
Further information can be found on the CPCAB website www.cpcab.co.uk.
How long will the course last?
The course is 24 weeks (fortnightly), 120 guided learning hours.
Training cost £1,250.
In addition, CPCAB registration fee. (CPCAB's fees may be subject to change).
Minimum age 19 years.
Candidates must have achieved the CPCAB's level four diploma in therapeutic counselling (TC-L4) or its RPL equivalent (min 420 guided learning hours) in addition to appropriate pre TC-L4 (or equivalent) training.
This qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty or severe psychological confusion as the course involves some personal disclosure and associated development activities.
This course consists of seven mandatory units:
1. Work safely, legally and ethically as an independent counsellor.
2. Work with complex aspects of the counselling relationship.
3. Use theory and research to work with client diversity in independent practice.
4. Use a coherent approach to respond to the needs of individual clients.
5. Work with self-awareness as an independent practitioner.
6. Use theory, research and skills within a coherent framework for independent counselling practice.
7. Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor in independent practice.
By independent, CPCAB means that the counsellor must exercise autonomy in their role. This could be, for example, a senior counsellor in an agency/organisation, a private practitioner working for an external organisation (e.g. a prison service), a counsellor working within an EAP of a counsellor in independent (private) practice.
Our course is based on a humanistic approach and includes many integrative theories. The emphasis is on working with a humanistic core model and exploring the integration of theory, research, practice and self-awareness.
Please call for more information on 01564 702105 or send for an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the host
There are two qualified tutors with a wide range of experience of counselling, supervising and training delivering this level five course. Please see my profile under Gail Roberts Solihull.