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 Ofqual 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 2019

Saturday 26 January 2019 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 February Dreamwork (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 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 April Loss and 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 May Energy Balance (Study Day) This study day gives students the opportunity to revisit this fundamental concept and tis significance within ETC
Saturday 15 June The 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 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 (Workshop) 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.
Saturday 19/Sunday 20 October  Suicidal Feelings (Workshop) This workshop explores our personal understanding and  beliefs about suicide and how we help those bereaved by suicide and those who feel suicidal.
 Saturday 16/Sunday 17 November  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 14/Sunday 15 December  Visualisation and Imagery (Workshop) This workshop is designed to give an understanding of visualisation and imagery the opportunity to experience guided and free-flow imager, and to practise skills on each other.
 TBA First Client Contact and Pre-assessment  (Study Day)



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