Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies
The Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies is an introductory course, which is open to anyone interested in learning how to use therapeutic skills in their personal or professional lives.
If you are considering a career in counselling or psychotherapy, this course is also a prerequisite, for those who wish to apply for one of our counselling or psychotherapy programmes. Please note, however, that successful completion of this course does not automatically guarantee admission onto further training.
Who is the course for?
The course is suitable for those who are considering pursuing a career in counselling and are at the beginning of their explorations. It will also be relevant and of benefit to anyone wishing to enhance their interpersonal skills in their work, for example, nursing, social work, youth work and teaching. For further details about the course and how to apply click on the course leaflet below.
How much does it cost?
The Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies costs £600.00.
What is the content of the course?
During the course participants will be introduced to the history and roots of counselling, its value base and core concepts. We will draw, in particular, on basic ideas from the major counselling and psychotherapy approaches that are studied at Metanoia, namely Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-Centred, and Transactional Analysis. We will ask straightforward questions about these approaches, for example where did they come from, and what are their similarities and differences? We will identify what the conditions desirable are in counselling and what might bring about healing and change; why do people change and how does this come about in counselling?
The aim in the first half of the course is to provide a learning opportunity for participants to thoroughly familiarise themselves with the foundations or nuts and bolts of therapeutic skills. In the second half of the course, we will take a deeper look at the therapeutic process itself. As such the course is adaptable and will take into account the interests and needs of the group. Learning will be through group discussion, personal experience, exercises, presentations and didactic teaching.