This course trains participants in a solution focused model of helping. The 20 week course is accredited by the Open College Network NI. The next course will begin October 2016
Certificate in Counselling in the Community
This 20 week course is accredited at Level 3 by the Northern Ireland Open College Network. The aim of the course is to train participants in a solution focused method of helping. The course is absed on the De Shazer model of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and is informed by the teachings of Egan and the Carl Rogers person-centred appraoch to learning and education.
About the Course
Emphasis is placed on the personal development of the trainee helper and participants are required to attend a residential weekend designed to specifically enable each participant to examine their own personal strengths and weaknesses This encourages appreciation of the need for, and the value of personal growth. It also develops the skills required for self development as appropriate to the role of helper
After the Course
On completion, participants should have acquired the necessary skills to support clients to find solutions to difficulties in their present day lives. When used over a five session period these skills will enable the client to explore their own strengths and identify existing resources in their lives of which they may not have been aware. Participants will also learn the skills involved in referral and therapeutic support.
Applying for the Course
Men or women interested in applying for the course must presently be working in, or giving a voluntary commitment to a helping agency. Whilst no prveous counselling experience is necessary, this cours may be of particlar interest to those who which to enhance or build on their existing helping skills.
Entry to the course is by application only. For more information just contact Patricia on 028 7136 0777