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Willows Counselling Service,  The Willows Centre, 11 Prospect Place, Swindon, SN1 3LQ  :  01793 426650 : ©2019 : UK Charity No. 1185304

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Counsellor Training - Continue your Journey with  Willows

At Willows we offer you the opportunity to progress through the required levels to train as a professional counsellor.

Our courses start with Level 2 and progress to Level 5.

Each course is summarised below with links to download brochures and application forms where these are available.

If you have other questions please contact our training manager at training@willowscounselling.org.uk.

Next start April 2020

Level 2 Introductory Course in Pastoral Counselling

Next start Autumn 2020

Level 3 Certificate in Integrative Counselling

TBA

Bridging Course (Level 3 to Level 4)

Next Autumn 2020 (2 years p/t)

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counsellng

Jan - Dec 2020 (1 year p/t)

Enrolling now

Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Counsellng

 

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

At a glance …

  • Award - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4)

  • Awarding Body – CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)

  • Dates - Next starting date Autumn 2020

  • Venue - Willows Counselling and Training Agency, 11 Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3LQ

  • Course Fees – TBA

Level 2 Introduction to Pastoral Counselling

This Level 2 training course is intended as preparation for those who may wish to pursue Level 3 training (and higher) at a later date. 

The course is equally suitable for those who are already involved in pastoral work or helping roles and want to develop their listening and/or pastoral skills.

No specific academic qualifications are required for entry.

 

At a glance…

  • Award - Level 2 Introduction to Pastoral Counselling

  • Awarding Body – OCN (Open College Network), with accreditation form ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors)

  • Dates – Monday 30th September 2019 – Monday 9th December 2019

  • Venue - Willows Counselling and Training Agency, 11 Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3LQ

  • Course Fees – £360.00

Level 3 Course in Integrative Counselling

This Level 3 Certificate course is suitable for students wishing to train as counsellors, and progress to a Level 4 Diploma training course – with Willows or elsewhere.

 

It is also ideal for those simply wishing to further enhance their listening and counselling skills for use in other roles and settings such as pastoral care, teaching, management, emergency services, social work and nursing.

 

At a glance …

 

  • Award - Level 3 Course In Integrative Counselling (One year extended course)

  • Awarding Body – OCN (Open College Network), with accreditation form ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors)

  • Dates – Wednesday 11th September 2019 – Wednesday 1st July 2020

  • Venue - Willows Counselling and Training Agency, 11 Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3LQ

  • Course Fees – £1250.00

 
 
 

Bridging Course (Level 3 – Level 4 Bridging Course)

This course is designed for students who have completed a Level 3 Counselling course and have to wait a year before applying for the Level 4 Diploma.

It will also be beneficial for students (who may have taken a break after completion of a Level 3 course) as a way to refresh on theory and skills before embarking on a Level 4 Diploma.

 

At a glance…

 

  • Award – Bridging Course (Level 3 – Level 4 Bridging Course)

  • Awarding Body – Not Applicable

 

  • Dates – September 2019 – June 2020

 

  • Venue - Willows Counselling and Training Agency, 11 Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3LQ

 

  • Course Fees – £425.00

Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Counselling

This course has been designed to equip experienced post-diploma counsellors to recognise, assess and work with trauma more effectively in their clinical practice, including single, complex and developmental trauma, and the effect of attachment injury.

 

Students will be taught a range of trauma theory and associated skills based on the Three Phase Trauma Model. The course will provide opportunities to learn and develop skills using an integrative model of trauma, including working somatically and with dissociation.

 

At a glance…

  • Award - Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Counselling

  • Awarding Body – CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)

  • Dates - Next starting date January 2020

  • Venue - Willows Counselling and Training Agency, 11 Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3LQ

  • Course Fees – £1950