Training and Courses: Counselling & hypnotherapy course choices
UK Academy – Hypnotherapy
Established 2005 in Bath/Bristol area.
Qualifications: HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma) the gold standard. Recognised by CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
Plus Dip Cah (Diploma in Clinical Advanced Hypnotherapy) and qualifications in Smoking Cessation, Anxiety, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and NLP
Accredited by: NCFE, OU credits
Duration: 10 weekends over 10 months plus 330 hours home study, research, reading, portfolio preparation and case study work.
Taught by Hilary Norris-Evans, practicing hypnotherapist since 1995 and a background in Education. An accredited assessor for another UK school. Students practice hypnosis regularly during the course. You can continue on to a Masters.
Counselling or Psychotherapy
C&P uses talking skills to help people to find their own answers to emotional problems in life. Counsellors and psychotherapists have regular supervision to support their practice. Sweet Track’s training in spiritual counselling especially takes into account the wide range of spiritual and cultural beliefs which a client may have.
Sweet Track Counselling
Established 12 years
Accredited by: CPCAB- Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
Students can start with a Level 2 and progress through to Level 5.
All courses are part time, usually over weekends.
Level 2 effective listening Skills – 3 days
Level 2 certificate in Counselling Skills – 8 weekends
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies – 6 x 3 day weekends
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – 2 year training
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling – 147 hrs over a year
Location: Glastonbury Town
Includes Eco-psychology, Embodied presence, Art therapy, Transpersonal & Mindfulness. 70 % of the training is experiential.
Established 5 years
Qualifications: Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) – Psychotherapy
Transactional Analysis is a talking therapy which examines what goes on between and inside people to help them improve their life and behaviour. TA is useful in education, management, organisational change and in counselling and psychotherapy. Nowadays TA offers an integration of Cognitive Behavioural, Gestalt, Psycho- dynamic, Relational and Transpersonal theory and practice in a humanistic psychotherapy using the TA core model of personality.
A Masters level qualification recognised in the UK by UKCP and worldwide through the International TA Association.
Accrediting Body: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Time needed: Four years, part time, one weekend for ten months of the year. Personal reading and written assignments required
Students train in working with individuals, groups, couples, adults and children. Training placements provided and low-cost private clients referred to support students’ private practice. Contact Point graduates work in schools and in private practice.