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Person Centred Counselling

East Sussex College

UCAS Code: B941 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE in English grade C / 4 or above, or demonstrate equivalent literacy.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

You are trained to use person-centred counselling skills and attitudes to form and maintain effective counselling relationships. This course develops the skills of re?ection and re?exivity in relation to counselling practice, together with the opportunity to analyse the social context of counselling practice. The course develops the skills of reflection and reflexivity in relation to their counselling practice, together with the opportunity to analyse the social context of counselling practice including the family, difference and diversity, culture, politics, religion and language within contemporary society.

The course is accredited by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists [BACP] ethical framework to counselling practice and supports students with how to use supervision effectively, to research effectively and develop research knowledge and skills. You will discuss mental health issues in relation to counselling and examine the implications of working as a counsellor across a range of work settings.

**WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?**
The course is based on the person-centered philosophy and therapy of Carl Rogers. All course tutors are quali?ed and experienced person-centred counsellors. The skills and professional attitudes of counselling are developed through group work, seminars, creative workshops, tutored discussions and lectures.

**WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?**
The course is for those who can demonstrate an empathy and understanding of life experiences and knowledge of person-centred beliefs and attitudes and wish to become a person-centred counsellor.

**It is essential that you have, or are studying for, a Level 2 qualification in Counselling Skills, with a minimum of 60 hours counselling practice at Level 2.**

**WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE?**
As a quali?ed Counsellor, you can work in a wide range of services including abuse services, primary care counselling, services for young people, mental health services and careers services as well as in private practice. Quali?cation enable you to work towards professional accreditation and pursue higher education in counselling related ?elds. Graduates may progress to the one year Top-up Degree at Sussex Downs College, to gain a full BSc Honours Degree.

Modules

The main aims are achieved through students becoming able to:

- Use person-centred counselling skills and attitudes to form and maintain effective counselling relationships.

- Develop the skills of reflection and reflexivity in relation to their counselling practice.

- Analyse the social context of counselling practice including the family, difference and diversity, culture, politics, religion and language within contemporary society.

- Discuss the application of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions to counselling practice.

- Describe how to use supervision effectively.

- Use research effectively and develop research knowledge and skills.

- Discuss mental health issues in relation to counselling.

- Examine the implications of working as a counsellor across a range of work settings including private practice.

Assessment methods

Your progress and development are monitored through tutor, peer and self-assessment and specific assignments. You will complete 100 hours of placement work and receive 25 hours of supervision for this work. You will also engage in 40 hours of personal therapy in the life of the course.

Study on campus is timetabled to cover 1 day per week during term time allowing students to maintain jobs and family life with the minimum of disruption.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,995
per year
England
£7,995
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,995
per year
Republic of Ireland
£7,995
per year
Scotland
£7,995
per year
Wales
£7,995
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Eastbourne

Lewes

Department:

Health and Social Studies

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