Professional Counselling Qualifications
Devon Counselling College is an independent training college that was formed in 2006, and has facilitated the training of over three hundred students who have achieved counselling qualifications.
This is an exciting time to be thinking about becoming a counsellor, as there is a growing recognition and acknowledgement of the value of the work we do. However, as there are currently no recognised training standards or regulation of counsellors in the UK, the different routes to qualification can feel a little confusing as you begin to research the various courses and training that are on offer – our team are always happy to talk you through this and to help you to find the best training for you
This can be followed by applying for BACP Accredited Member status, once a member meets the criteria and has been in supervised practice for more than three years.
You may like to start your training with a Counselling Training Taster session to see what the training is about and the work that it entails. This session can also be used as an introduction to self development and communication skills. To find out more about our counselling training taster sessions visit our courses page.
We currently deliver a SEG Awards ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts, a SEG Awards ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and the SEG Awards ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling which is the level required to practice as a professional counsellor in the UK. To see our full range of courses take a look at the our courses page.
In addition to this we offer a number of post diploma courses and workshops for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which are added throughout the year, so please keep an eye on our website.
We feel extremely proud to have assisted so many learners in developing their counselling and communication skills since we started the college, (please make sure to browse through the testimonials provided by a few of them) and our dedicated team would really love the opportunity to facilitate your training and development in the future.
Post Diploma Qualifications
We recognise that being a counsellor or psychotherapist is a lifelong learning process, and at Devon Counselling College we provide several courses that enable will you to continue this process. For students that have completed a level 4 (or above) diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, we offer several courses to further your career and your personal development. Our courses are designed to educate and inspire and will be a valuable asset in your development as a therapist as well as be a respectable addition to your CV.
You may want to or already work with young people as part of your counselling practice, perhaps in a school, agency or in private practice our Working Therapeutically with Young People diploma is innovative and creative and will give you the confidence to work in this area.
Our Supervision Diploma if for therapists who already have experience working as a counsellor or psychotherapist and wish to further their training so that they can support other therapists, and trainee therapists. It will stimulate your own creativity to encourage others to be more confident in their practice.
Many therapists have an interest in Gestalt Therapy, and have a thirst for more learning and participation in this area. Our Gestalt Therapy Diploma offers you the opportunity to learn about Gestalt theory and to practice techniques, interventions and experiments.
We are planning more courses and shorter CPD workshops for the future too, so do sign up to our mailing list to stay informed.
If you have any further questions about these courses, please do get in touch.
Continuing Professional Development
We also have a great range of CPD workshops available for student and qualified counsellors as well as for members of the public. Booking is easy and prices are reasonable to make the workshops affordable and easy to attend. Take a look through the workshops that we have available, and if there is something that we don’t yet do that you would like to see on our menu of workshops, please do get in touch and we will see what we can do!
Our CPD workshops:
- Anger in the Therapy Room
- Creative Interventions (TBC)
- Creating Therapeutic Visualisations (TBC)
- Inner Child Workshop (TBC)
- Introduction to Working with Trauma
- Making the Implicit, Explicit (Gestalt Interventions)
- Mindfulness (TBC)
- Stress Management Workshop
- Taking Counselling into Nature
- Working Therapeutically with Young People
- Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Working with Body Processes in Counselling
Contact us to register your interest or to find out more.