Train to become a Counsellor, or to gain Basic Counselling Skills at Chichester Counselling Services (starts October each year).
CCS’s Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling was one of the first British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited training courses. We offer highly-respected psychodynamic training courses from Certificate standard up to Diploma standard. We also offer Continual Professional Development (CPD) short training courses for qualified counsellors.
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Which Training – Certificate, Diploma, MA or CPD?
- Certificate – if you wish to enhance your people & relationship skills, or to enter the Diploma.
- Diploma – if you wish to train to practice professionally as a counsellor.
- MA – if you were awarded a CCS Diploma within the last 6 years.
- CPD – if you are a qualified counsellor / psychotherapist seeking CPD.
For a more detailed overview of our training, see Introduction to CCS’s Psychodynamic/Psychotherapeutic Training
Training with CCS - the pathway to professional practice
Training with CCS offers three distinct advantages for students, compared with the majority of counsellor training courses.
- Practice placement, integral to all professional counsellor training, is included in CCS training package and in course fees. A place in a supervision group and a supply of competently assessed clients awaits all students who successfully complete the Certificate first year. In most other training, students must find, and often pay for, external placement themselves.
- The difference between joining a professional counselling community and attending a college or university. Counselling is what we do - for around 80 clients per week. The influence of training in a professional, supportive community is considerable, if not always easy to quantify.
- Student support – training in CCS is a demanding experience, balanced by ongoing provision of individual support for students, built into the staff structure of courses.
Students are encouraged to remain with CCS for at least one year following award of a Diploma, in order to further integrate and mature their learning. Many remain much longer, simply because as part of their professional mission or in order to gain practice hours en route to a further professional or academic qualification, for all of which ongoing support is available in CCS:
- As a BACP Accredited course, CCS’s Diploma is a distinct asset on application for BACP Individual Accreditation
- The Diploma also meets the training requirements of registration to the CPC section of UKCP.
- PGC, PGD or MA via the Bath Spa University Professional Masters Programme.