Gilead School of Counselling

The Gilead School of Counselling(GSC) 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 at the Gilead School of Counselling?

The Gilead School of counselling 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 GSC, 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:
 
Gilead Level 4: Certificate in Counselling Skills/Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling including Schema Therapy Training modules 
(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

 

The Gilead School’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

 

 

Course components

 

Level 2

Certificate

 

Level 3a

Certificate

 

Level 4b

Diploma

 

Level 5 b Φ

Diploma

Practice Level

Pre-practice/ foundation

Introductory level for practice

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)

150 t.c.h.

240 t.c.h.

395 t.c.h.

Core theoretical models

Psychodynamic

CBT

Person-centered

Psychodynamic

CBT

Person-centered

Core model to be selected by student practitioner

Schema Therapy Φ

Personal development/experiential group work

Skills only

Yes

Yes

Yes

Personal therapy required

No

No

Yes

Yes

Supervision

No

No

Yes

Yes

Placement / practicumc

No

No

Yes

Yes

Cost 

£695

L3+4 (see L4)

£1850+10% examination fee

Please enquire 

Typical length of course

5 months

9 or 15 months (learning blocks)

12 months plus 100 hour practicum

2 years (including 6 learning blocks with 100 hour practicum

Total Learning hours accumulated

75 t.c.h.

225 t.c.h (Levels 2 +3)

465 t.c.h (Levels 2+3+4)

545 t.c.h (Levels 3+5)d

620 t.c.h (Levels 2+3+5) 

 

a A pre-requisite for Level 3 is Level 2, or equivalent professional foundation training.

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)

c The Gilead School of Counselling is able to offer supervised placements with opportunities to obtain practice hours within an established agency, and an appropriate range of client problems.

d The total number of tutor contact hours earned upon completion of training if Levels 3 is followed by Level 5 will be 545 hours i.e. almost 100 hours more than is currently required in order to apply for BACP accreditation.

e AIM Awards is the accreditation body for all courses.