The Curriculum

“The assessment process is exceptional. The comments from Mentors are supportive, encouraging, affirming and fair”
“It is essential to record that the quality of teaching and students’ engagement with the teaching and learning process is exemplary.”
(taken from our most recent external verifier’s report, October 2018)

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have a commitment to their own personal development and an interest in working with people in a responsible role.  Candidates must have personal qualities that make them suitable for the practice of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling. 

The training includes the theory and practice of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling from initial assessment to qualification.  This includes:

  • Development of a critical understanding of the relevance of studies in aspects of human development
  • Arrangements to ensure that trainees can identify and manage appropriately their personal involvement in and contributions to, the process of their practice of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
  • Introduction to a range of psychotherapies and counselling, giving trainees an awareness of alternative modalities
  • Opportunities for trainees to develop the capacity to recognise severely disturbed clients
  • Development of ability to recognise when to refer clients to other professionals
  • Supervised practice of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling

The length of training varies in order to allow the consolidation and integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical experience; it is not less than two years to Diploma level.

  • Each training course has a properly constituted body for the assessment of the students  A student’s functional competence is assessed by independent scrutiny
  • Written work and evidence of practice must be made available for scrutiny by assessors
  • The training course has mechanisms for safeguarding the rights of students including: student consultation, appeals and complaints procedures
  • The Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling publishes a Code of Conduct and Ethics to which its members must adhere

Each training course is divided into three parts, Stage 1 Foundation and Stage 2 Diploma, with progression to obtain an Advanced Diploma (Stage 3).