One Year Extended Course In Integrative Counselling

    This course is for those who have completed a Willows Introduction to Pastoral Counselling Course or another recognised Level 2 counselling course.

    This is a one year daytime course which is held on Wednesdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm at The Willows Centre, 11 Prospect Place, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 3LQ. It will also include some Saturday training days.

    This course is approved by the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and accredited by the Open College Network (OCN).

    It is The Basic Practice Course of the ACC recognised Programme “The Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Framework for Counselling” - Level 3

    Course Content

    • Self - in the Role of Counsellor
    • Understanding our Shadow-side
    • Skills Development
    • Counselling Practice 
    • Theoretical Models of Counselling
    • Life Issues
    • Exploring the Counselling Relationship
    • Power Dynamics and Boundary Issues
    • Ethical Issues
    • Good Practice in Counselling
    • The place of Spirituality
    • Integrating Personal Faith and Practice
    • Working with Emotions
    • Attachment Theory
    • Sexuality and Sexual Abuse
    • Grief, Loss and Bereavement
    • Depression
    • Personal Development Groups
    • Gilmore Groups

    Further Training to Diploma Level

    After successfully completing the Course students will be eligible to apply to undertake advanced training on the Willows CPCAB accredited Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.