The Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy is your pathway to an exciting career as an entry-level counselor. In this diploma, you will study major theoretical perspectives both within psychotherapy and counselling traditions, and outside these traditions, you will engage with relevant scientific, philosophical and spiritual disciplines.
Through the course you will develop the core skills fundamental to counselling and psychotherapy. You will learn how to engage in ethical, culturally sensitive and collaborative practices to plan early intervention programs with respect to client goals and the diversity of individuals. As part of the course, you will also engage in one clinical placement experience that will enrich and consolidate your classroom learning.
Key Features of the Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Conversion style course for non-Counselling/Psychotherapy Degree graduates
- Focused on personal development through personal therapy, process group work and theoretical study
- Central to the course is experiential skills training
- Of interest to those who would like to learn counselling skills and understand their basis in psychotherapeutic practice
- Enhances students current work practices e.g. health and social care professionals, teachers, community workers, voluntary sector workers and many more
- Orientation is primarily humanistic/integrative but it also introduces students to the principles of psychoanalysis, family therapy and to research skills.