Our next Certificate in Counselling course is running again this term beginning on Wednesday 1st November from 10 am – 3 pm for 20 weeks.

This is a 20-week course accredited at Level III by the Open College Network, Northern Ireland.

The aim of the course is to train participants in a solution focussed model of helping.  The course is based on the De Shazer model of Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and is informed by the teachings of Egan and the Carl Rogers person-centred approach to helping and educating.

Emphasis is placed on the personal development of the trainee helper and participants are required to attend a residential weekend designed specifically to enable each participant to examine their own personal strengths and weaknesses.

This process encourages appreciation of the need and the value of personal growth and develops the skills required for self-development as appropriate to the role of the helper.

On completion of this training, participants should have acquired the necessary skills to support a client to find solutions to difficulties in their present-day lives.  These skills, used over a five-session period, will enable the client to explore their own strengths and identify existing resources in their lives of which they may not be aware.  Participants will also learn the skills involved in referral and therapeutic support.

Next Course begins 1st November  2017

Application Forms available from September 2017

Closing date for applications: 12Noon Friday 29th September 2017

Interviews 23rd October 2017