CPT Counsellor Training

The Counselling Pastoral Trust Training School was founded in 1995 to train and equip counsellors and those in caring professions, and to raise the standard of care being offered.

 

Why train with CPT?

The CPT training school provides a ladder to progress from an introductory level to professional training, and for learning further skills including clinical assessment through specialist seminars and Continual Professional Development workshops.

Skills acquisition and learning requires an environment which models the safety of the therapeutic relationship. At CPT, through personal development, trainees explore their own spiritual and moral values and the impact of these on their use of counselling skills.

With supervision, adherence to ethics and boundaries, work with clients is safe and contained.

We offer 3 levels of training, click on the course name for more information:
 

 

(This course is accredited by The National Counselling Society and, at the discretion of the society, is a route onto a national register of counsellors which is accredited by The Professional Standards Authority).

 

(The level of counsellor training leading to professional accreditation by national counselling bodies (BACP, UKCP)).

 

All courses subscribe to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

 

CPT’s aim is for students to develop an understanding of emotional experience, which enables them to attune to and connect with clients, assisting clients to have the change they desire. Trainees learn about the importance of supervision and clinical management of client work; we provide placement opportunities for applying theory in both individual and group settings. Training takes place in small groups, where considerable interaction with trainers facilitates the learning process.

 

Summary of courses

 

Certificate

 

 

Course components

 

Level 2

Certificate

 

Level 4

Diploma

 

Level 5 Φ

Diploma

Practice Level

Pre-practice/ foundation

Level 4 is minimum level required for independent practice and accreditation

Advanced, leading directly to accreditation with research component

Tutor contact hours (t.c.h.) for this Level alone

75 t.c.h.

(30 t.c.h. for Award)

240 t.c.h.

395 t.c.h.

Core theoretical models

Psychodynamic

CBT

Person-centered

Psychodynamic

CBT

Humanistic

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy Φ

Personal development/experiential group work

Skills only

Yes

Yes

Personal therapy required

No

Yes

Yes

Supervision

No

Yes

Yes

Placement / practicumc

No

Yes

Yes

Cost 

£695

£1850+10% examination fee

Please enquire 

Typical length of course

5 months

12 months plus 100 hour practicum

2 years (including 6 learning blocks with 100 hour practicum

 

b A pre-requisite for entry to Level 4 or Level 5 courses is Level 3.

Φ Level 5 training teaches Schema Therapy as its core model for practice (an integration of person-centred, psychodynamic/object relations, attachment, emotion-focused, and gestalt, with CBT)