Working in Sacred Space
Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3 (CST’L3)

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Level 3 Certificate Group, 2013

Level 3 Certificate Group, 2013

For those who have already achieved a counselling skills (CSKL2) qualification, completed William Bloom’s Spiritual Companions Course, or have equivalent knowledge, and who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge of counselling studies within the context of working with a spiritual model.

We provide a framework, which is adaptable to the individual’s spiritual belief system. The course includes a basic understanding of the main theoretical approaches to counselling whilst focusing with more depth on transpersonal theory.

Counsellor Qualification: This is the next step towards gaining a full counselling qualification and carries a certificate in counselling studies qualification level 3. Ofqual Accreditation Number: CST-L3 is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into  the RQF (Regulated Qualification Framework). The qualification number for CST-L3 is 500/8009/X.  This course contains 117 Guided Learning hours plus recommended time needed for study time or any other activities that aren’t supervised by a tutor of 79 hours.  Total Qualification Time (TQT) 196 hours.

On this course you will learn:

To prepare yourself for professional work

Dealing with referrals, assessments and client contracts. There are a variety of counselling settings, each with different requirements and clientele. You will be able to explore some of the issues raised by working in different settings. Receiving supervision is also an essential part of maintaining your work with people. You will have a chance to experience supervision and learn how to prepare a case study with feedback from tutors and peers.

About some of the main counselling approaches

There will be an introduction to Mindfulness, Person Centred counselling, Eco-Psychology, Body Psychology and Transpersonal Theory.

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Ways of working with: creativity, spiritual guidance and healing abilities

You will have the opportunity to explore and develop different ways of drawing on your creative, intuitive and spiritual abilities and explore how to use these appropriately with clients, e.g. use of visualisation, working with the energies of the land.

Techniques for personal development and self-awareness

Self-awareness is ongoing and essential in working with others. You will be given models for understanding different aspects of yourself and opportunities for developing both individually and as part of the group. Each weekend devotes time for both personal and group processing.

Awareness of diverse spiritual paths and how to work with clients’ spiritual issues

rainbow over the torRespect for different beliefs is at the heart of our course. In the group you will meet both kindred spirits and those whose beliefs differ from your own. We offer glimpses into some of the many healing and spiritual traditions that are available today, enabling you to work closely with your client’s unique spiritual journey.

How to integrate your learning and gain recognition

Throughout the course you will be supported in compiling a portfolio, which will help you integrate your learning. This is internally assessed by us and verified by CPCAB. In addition there is an external exam consisting of a DVD role-play and written questionnaire. By participating and meeting the assessment process required by CPCAB you will gain recognition for your efforts and your gifts.

Course Programme Topics

  • Introduction to Mindfulness, Person Centred counselling, Eco-Psychology, Body Psychology and Transpersonal Theory
  • Counselling and Listening Skills practice
  • Agency work – ethics, requirements, referrals, assessments
  • Making and reviewing client contracts
  • Introduction to supervision and case presentation
  • Recognising common mental health problems
  • Defence patterns, an energetic developmental model
  • Psychodrama, working with family dynamics
  • Working with the land and nature as a resource
  • Working with the ancestors
  • Working with karmic and family patterns
  • Working with death, transition and bereavement
  • Working with visualisation: skills for client work
  • Spiritual awakening and spiritual emergency
  • Creating a time line

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Course Requirements

  • Personal therapy to support you during the year
  • Individual tutorial to support your progress
  • Written assignments, including written case study
  • Building a portfolio to evidence your learning External assessment

Cost of Course

The total cost is £TBC.

This includes the CPCAB registration fee and external assessments. A £300 deposit secures your place. If the full balance is paid before the start of the course there is a 5% discount, or a monthly instalment plan is available on request.

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Course Location and Timetable

This non-residential training takes place at the Sweet Track Centre, 44a High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DX

The Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 Course consists of six weekends as stated below:

How to apply for this course

You can contact us to let us know of your interest and we will send you a brochure and application form. Or you can download an application form below and send it to us.

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