We are currently enrolling for our Emotional Therapeutic Counselling Foundation Level Course in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The course consists of 5 weekends over 5 months starting 18th March 2017.

Our Foundation Level Course has been awarded the National Counselling Society Quality Mark.

The Foundation Level is the first stage of the training and assessment process leading ultimately and where appropriate to the Foundation’s Diploma. This first part is a complete course in itself and can be used for personal development and growth alone.

The Foundation Level is mainly devoted to understanding Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and exploring the techniques it uses. It includes communication and listening skills, resistance and reluctance, blocks to self-disclosure, anger, guilt and shame, fear, pain, addictive behaviour, the therapeutic relationship, confrontation, validation of emotional experience, healing the inner child, bereavement, hurt and loss, dreams, visualisations and imagery.

It involves workshops, lectures and discussion. Students expect to work individually, in pairs and in groups of different sizes. Students are encouraged to keep a personal journal. They are required to keep a working record, in which they chart their progress through the course and in which they can incorporate their notes and numerous handouts.

Students who have completed the Foundation Level Course but who do not wish to continue training as therapeutic counsellors, may be invited to become Friends of the Foundation. For those who wish to continue training, an assignment and book reviews will be produced and assessed. Progression to Diploma level training is by successful completion of this work and subsequent invitation to proceed.

The Cost of the Foundation Level is £700. (Early Bird Discounts and instalment plans available).

For all booking enquiries, or for further information please email: training@emotionaltherapeuticcounselling.org.uk

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