Stage 2 Diploma Programme

GetAttachment (11)GetAttachment (10)The Stage 2 Diploma Course runs a rolling programme of workshops and study days throughout the year.  Some of these days are suitable as CPD for practising members, and also for non-members from other disciplines, and so it is likely that from time to time other professionals will join students, and, as it is a rolling programme, students who have completed Stage 1 Foundation Level at a different time may join you on some days.  We find this works extremely well as it enriches the overall learning experience.

The Stage 2 Diploma is accredited by the National Counselling Society, and is deemed by them to be equivalent to NVQ level 4.  This route allows graduates to apply for accreditation with the National Counselling Society (or other accrediting body) and through them gives access to the Professional Standards Authority register. 

Our course is externally moderated to ensure consistency of excellent teaching

Workshops and Study Days are held in Cheltenham and start at 9.30 am for a 10.00 am start, and finish at approximately 4.30 pm, and will be on either a Saturday or a Sunday. For students joining the Stage 2 Diploma Level course from March 2019 the cost for each day  is £120.00 per day.  Bookings for each day should be made to Jenny Procter Tel:  01285 650993.  email:  The total cost of the Stage 2 Diploma level from March 2019 will be £2640. This includes all 22 mandatory diploma days, including pre-assessment and assessment, certification, and mentoring.  

Diploma Course Programme 2018/2019

Saturday 13/Sunday 14 January 2018 Suicidal Feelings (Workshop) This workshop explores our personal understanding and beliefs about suicide, the feelings of suicide survivors and how we help those bereaved by suicide and those who feel suicidal
Saturday 10/Sunday 11 February Communication and Listening Skills (Study Day) The purpose of this day is to develop and practise listening and communication skills within the therapeutic setting
Saturday 10/Sunday 11 March Visualisation & Imagery (Workshop) This workshop is designed to give an understanding of visualisation and imagery, the opportunity to experience guided and free flow imagery and to practise skills on each other
Saturday 14/Sunday 15 April Family Dynamics (Study Day) This day revises the Family Rule Book and its influence in later life and relates to the Powerbase and the Scapegoat
Saturday 12/Sunday 13 May Creative Journal Work (Workshop) The aim of this workshop is to give a wide variety of creative tools to use with clients having personal experience of their use
Saturday 9/Sunday 10 June Revision of Foundation Course Techniques (Study Day) This day recaps the main techniques introduced in the Foundation Course and gives students the opportunity to practise and introduce these within case study scenarios
Saturday 7/Sunday 8 July Anger and Forgiveness (Workshop) This workshop explores our personal relationship with anger, working with the client’s anger and the process of forgiveness
Saturday 8/Sunday 9 September Overview of Counselling Modalities/Student led issues/Skills Practice (Study Day) This day first looks at other models of therapeutic input and then provides an opportunity for students and practising members within the Foundation to bring any questions and issues to be revised and explored
Saturday 13/Sunday 14 October   Inner Child (Workshop) This experiential workshop looks at the inner child concept and its relevance to Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
 Saturday 10/Sunday 11 November   Fear (Study Day) Here the focus is to identify the client’s presenting symptoms around fear, to examine categories of fear and to look at the therapeutic approach to working with a client with these issues
 Saturday 8/Sunday 9 December  Addictions & Eating Disorders (Workshop) This workshop gives an introduction to these subjects and aims to extend awareness of the ways in which ETC can and cannot help clients.
 Saturday 26/Sunday 27 January
Dealing with Anger (Study Day) The aim of this day is to explore the therapist’s and the client’s possible reluctance to dealing with anger.  It then focuses on these issues through skills practice
 Saturday 16/Sunday 17 February  Dream Work (Workshop) This workshop is designed to give students a basic understanding of the therapeutic value of dream work, which will enable them to facilitate their clients, should it feel appropriate to work in this area.
Saturday 16/Sunday 17 March Colour, Strengths and Frailties (Study Day) This day recaps the main techniques introduced in the Foundation Course and gives students the opportunity to practise and introduce these within case study scenarios
Saturday 13/Sunday 14 April  Loss & Bereavement (Workshop) The aim of this workshop is to increase understanding of the feelings involved in the bereavement process and to help therapists to work with the bereaved
 Saturday 18/Sunday 19 May  Energy Balance (Study Day) This study day gives students the opportunity to revisit this fundamental concept and tis significance within ETC
Saturday 15/Sunday 16 June  Whole Self  (Workshop) This workshop encourages students to question what the ingredients of wholeness might be and to explore this concept at a personal level
Saturday 13/Sunday 14 July  Phobias, Panic Attacks and Self-harm (Study Day) This study day allows students to gain a greater understanding and awareness of these issues and the opportunity to practise and introduce these through case study scenarios
Saturday 14/Sunday 15 September  Aspects of Child Sexual Abuse
This workshop gives students a greater understanding of all aspects of CSA and to extend awareness of the ways in which ETC can help clients.



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