Skills and Education Group

Herne Bay Counsellor Training is a recognised centre for providing counselling courses by the Skills and Education Group.  SEG, approve and moderate all of our courses.

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Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  (Integrative)

Integrative counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements.

We use Petruska Clarkson’s Integrative counselling framework, which is the Five Relationships between the therapist and client.

These are, The Working Alliance, The Transferential, The Emotional reparative, The Person to Person and The Transpersonal.

This frame work allows you to meet the needs of your client and gives you a strong underpinning to your work. It relies heavily on the ‘Core Conditions’ of Carl Rogers and sits well with Gestalt and Existential.

It is clear that the Integrative approach to counselling is different than eclecticism. Eclecticism is said to be about the process of `selecting out` and also more about taking something apart while Integration is more about `bringing together.

The course will be demanding in time, finances and personal development.  It will be delivered over a period of 2 years by a team of experienced, committed counselling and practicing tutors who will support you throughout the programme.

What is involved in the course?

  • 100 clinical placement hours
  • 50 hours of personal therapy
  • Peer learning and process groups
  • Advanced counselling skills
  • Increased knowledge of counselling theory and ability to integrate theoretical concepts with practical skills
  • Increased levels of self-awareness
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional and organisational issues in counselling and the BACP Ethical Framework
  • Theoretical and practical issues surrounding client diversity
  • An understanding and experience of counselling supervision
  • Tutor tuition and regular tutorials

There will also be a requirement to allow time for reading, assignments, personal therapy, supervision and placement.

You will be assessed using various means including written assignments, a weekly reflective journal, presentations and observed practice.

£5675 for the two years, including registration fees. This is payable by means of a £500 deposit and 23 monthly payments of £225 by standing order.

Additional Costs:
In addition to the course fees, you will need to undertake at least 50 hours of self-funded personal therapy during the two-year course. 

If the clinical placement does not provide sufficient supervision, students will need to fund any extra costs to comply with the supervision requirements of at least 1 hour every fortnight.

Some placements may require you to complete some training prior to working with clients for which they may ask a fee.

BACP Student Membership

Reading books.

Dates and Times: 

Start Date:  Thursday September 19th September 2024

Normal course day and time - Thursday 2.30pm - 7.45pm

Core Staff: 
Tracey West-Adams MBACP Accred.
Tanya Adolpho MBACP

Entry requirements: 

Relevant Level 3 Counselling Qualification (or in the process of completing)

All candidates will need to attend a personal interview, provide suitable references and evidence of previous training.

How to Apply
For an application form please contact us on 01227 638585, or by email