LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING TC-L4

(HUMANISTIC ROUTE) CPCAB ACCREDITED & BACP APPROVED

PRACTITIONER QUALIFICATION – YEAR 1

Designed For

This two year, part time (PT), course is designed for candidates who wish to train to become a counsellor working in a counselling service agency.  This course is humanistic in orientation, with a core approach being Person-Centred and additional elements of Gestalt and Psychosynthesis.  Successful completion of this course means that you will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service within the context of an agency’s service framework.  The CPCAB Diploma has achieved recognition from the Open University and has been credited with 120 points towards a foundation degree in counselling.  The course is delivered via blended learning and 48 hours of the course will be delivered online via Zoom.

Units of Study

  • Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
  • Working within a counselling relationship
  • Working with client diversity in counselling work
  • Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
  • Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
  • Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
  • Working self-reflectively as a counsellor

Assessment

Assessment methods will be both internal and external.

You will be required to produce an audio tape of a personally recorded counselling session which will be externally assessed.  Complete 100 hours of supervised client work as a formally contracted volunteer within an counselling agency.  You will also be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of personal counselling therapy.

You will be expected to build a portfolio.  The three assessment methods used throughout the training are review of documents, assessed observation, testimony and meeting course criteria.  This ensures that all aspects of the seven processes of practitioner development are evidenced.

Entry Requirement

Minimum age of entry 20 years.

Hold CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).

You will be asked to attend an Interview, where your readiness to cope with the course content will be explored.

You will need to provide a reference from your most recent tutor.

Admission to Year 2 is dependent on successfully completing Year 1.

Dates & Times – FRIDAY 10.00AM – 4.00PM – SEPTEMBER 2024 – this course is now full and operating a wait list.

COST OF TRAINING:£3295.00
CPCAB EXAMYES
CPCAB REGISTRATION FEE:£366.00
BACP REGISTRATION FEE (COP):£70.00
DAY/TIME:Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm
START DATES:Friday 13th September 2024
FINISH DATES:Friday 18th July 2025
NUMBER OF SESSIONS:35
TOTAL NUMBER OF GUIDED LEARNING HOURS210 
NUMBER OF ONLINE GUIDED LEARNING HOURS48
TUTORIALS:3 (1 Per Term)

Dates & Times – WEDNESDAY 10.00AM – 4.00PM – SEPTEMBER 2024 – this course is now full and operating a wait list.

COST OF TRAINING:£3295.00
CPCAB EXAMYES
CPCAB REGISTRATION FEE:£366.00
BACP REGISTRATION FEE (COP):£70.00
DAY/TIME:

Wednesday 10.00am to 4.00pm

START DATES:Wednesday 11th September 2024
FINISH DATES:Wednesday 16th July 2024
NUMBER OF SESSIONS:35
TOTAL NUMBER OF GUIDED LEARNING HOURS210 
NUMBER OF ONLINE GUIDED LEARNING HOURS48 
TUTORIALS:3 (1 Per Term)

 

Dates & Times – THURSDAY 10.00AM – 4.00PM – FEBRUARY 2025 – APPLICATIONS OPEN!

COST OF TRAINING:£3377.00
CPCAB EXAMYES
CPCAB REGISTRATION FEE:£366.00
BACP REGISTRATION FEE (COP):£85.00
DAY/TIME:

Thursday 10.00am to 4.00pm

START DATES:Thursday 6th February 2025
FINISH DATES:Thursday 18th December 2025
NUMBER OF SESSIONS:35
TOTAL NUMBER OF GUIDED LEARNING HOURS210 
NUMBER OF ONLINE GUIDED LEARNING HOURS48
TUTORIALS:3 (1 Per Term)

September 2024 – Please note that there is an additional fee of £70.00 charged in Year 1 for the BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

February 2025 – Please note that there is an additional fee of £85.00 charged in Year 1 for the BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

The Training Costs include, tuition fees, course materials, tutorials and Course Leaders visit to placements.  (Excludes textbooks).

Fees can be paid in full prior to the commencement of the course.

A monthly payment plan is available.  A deposit is required (this is non-refundable) prior to the start of the course.  For details please contact Administration.

Fees can be paid by Credit or Debit Card or Direct Debit.

Additional Costs

Personal therapy 40 hours (minimum) with a BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist, working from a Humanistic orientation, minimum of 450 client hours.

Supervision costs if they are not provided by agency placement.

Joining a professional membership organisation, the  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Professional indemnity insurance.

Location

Set in beautiful, historic Rochester, at Ocean Consultancy Services Limited, 135 High Street Rochester Kent ME1 1EW.  Ample car parking, rail and bus links nearby.

Accreditation

This is a Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) course, which is accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) into the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  Qualification number: 500/8088/X

Application for the Course

Please contact Administration on 01634 843733 or via email to admin@oceanconsultancyltd.co.uk  for an application form and full course information details.

Progression Route

On successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma, you may apply for entry onto our Level Diploma 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, which leads to independent practitioner status.   Details of these opportunities will be discussed during your training programme.