Counselling

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Counselling Courses

L1 Award in Interpersonal Skills (Introduction to Counselling)

 

The course requires individuals to have strong mental health and is not suitable for individuals currently receiving psychological support or looking for such support.

 

You will need to have access to a laptop/computer and be competent in producing word- processed documents. Individuals are also required to hold a full level 1 English qualification (not ESOL or Entry level).

 

The course increases your knowledge through examining the area of counselling and related areas, helps to develop your own self- awareness, teaches you basic core counselling skills and facilitates the development of their application. 

 

The application of these skills will strengthen your ability to listen attentively and facilitate awareness in another. They support you to refrain from giving advice or offering solutions and to identify significant clues clients present both in their spoken content and the delivery.

 

Our next NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills will be at our Heaton Centre. It begins Wednesday 14 September, 12.30-3.30pm and ends 23 November. The cost for this course is £135 (individual finances/concessions can be discussed with the Gateway Team during enrolment). All learners are required to have a discussion with the course tutor prior to being enrolled.

 

Level 2 and Level 3 Counselling Qualifications

 

These courses require individuals to have strong mental health and are not suitable for individuals currently receiving psychological support or looking for such support.

 

You will need to have access to a laptop/computer and be competent in producing word- processed documents. Individuals are also required to hold a full level 2 English qualification (not ESOL or Entry level).

 

These qualifications are useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity.

 

These courses do not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor but are suitable for those who wish to increase their self-awareness, understanding of counselling and the associated techniques. The communication skills you will develop, will prove invaluable to enhance interactions with others and especially in a helping capacity. The knowledge and skills on offer, can be utilised to complement an existing role, or as a basis for continued study to attain a qualification in this sector.

 

Our next CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills course will be held at our Gosforth and Heaton centres with a choice of two classes.

 

The course at Gosforth Library begins Tuesday 13 September, 10am-2pm and ends 20 December. The course at our Heaton centre begins Wednesday 14 September, 4.45-8.45pm and ends 21 December. The course costs £270 (individual finances can be discussed with the Gateway Team during enrolment). All learners are required to have a discussion with the course tutor prior to being enrolled.

 

For those who have successfully completed the level 2 counselling certificate, this is your progression route.

 

Our next CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills courses will be held at our Heaton Centre. They begin Tuesday 13 September, 10am-2pm and end 7 March 2023 2023, or Thursday 15 September 4.45-8.45pm and ends 9 March 2023.

 

Our Level 5 Counselling Qualification

 

For those who have successfully completed the level 2 and 3 counselling qualifications, this is your progression route to becoming a professional therapeutic counsellor. You will have the opportunity to significantly enhance your knowledge of counselling theories and ethics, alongside your own personal development to enhance your therapeutic style and practice.

 

This course will provide an understanding of the theory, skills and expertise required to work as a professional Counsellor as well as providing progression to higher levels of study in this subject at degree level.

 

If you have a passion for helping people, this qualification can enable you to make a real difference to someone's life, improve their wellbeing and gain immense personal satisfaction.

 

All our courses can be delivered in a blended fashion utilising both classroom-based and an online learning platform via Google Classroom.

 

Many of our learners have been very successful in finding paid work at the end of their level 5 qualification. Some of them have gained paid work as counsellors with charities, schools, and in private practice.

 

Our next Pearson/BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling course will be held at our Heaton Centre with a choice of two classes.

 

The first class/first year of the course will begin on Wednesday, 07 September, 1-7pm, and ends 21 June 2023. The second year will begin on Wednesday 6 September 2023 and end on Wednesday 5 June 2024.

The second class/first year of the course will begin on Thursday 8 September , 10am-4pm and end on Thursday 8 June 2023. The second year will begin on 07 September 2023 and end on Thursday 6 June 2024.

 

Enrol or enquire about our current counselling courses

 

To enquire with the counselling coordinator please contact: Louise.Wells@newcastle.gov.uk

 

Also, our counselling tutor: Kelly.Taberham@newcastle.gov.uk

 

You can also attend one of our Heaton or Westgate centres in person, telephone 0191 2773520 or 0191 278 2818, or apply online to begin the enrolment process