Why Train with CPT at the 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.
GSC 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, adherance to ethics and boundaries, work with clients is safe and contained.
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.
All courses subscribe to the BACP Code of Ethics and are accredited by AQA (Assessment & Qualifications Alliance).
This course is for people who may or may not already use counselling skills in their work, (paid or voluntary), ideal for the ‘helping professions’ e.g. nurses, teachers, social workers, clergy and voluntary sector workers. The learning enables people from many spiritual backgrounds to practice counselling skills in different settings.
The course offers an understanding of psychological theory and how to identify and use basic counselling skills i.e. active listening, reflection, empathy and self-awareness, with an introduction to studying the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010) and its implications for counsellors actions.
It provides an introduction to:
This course is an entry route to further training and is a useful qualification in itself.
The course has September, January, and May intakes and it runs for 12 weeks, 4 hrs a week.
The level 3 intermediate level course is designed to further equip counsellors with a comprehensive ability in both counselling skills and theory. The ethical dimension of counselling underpins all teaching together with a philosophy of equal opportunities.
This course is for people who already use counselling skills in the course of their work, or who wish to acquire these skills to develop their work potential. It enables people to practice counselling skills in a variety of settings.
The principle aims of the Level 3 Certificate course are:
Level 4 is for applicants already committed to becoming counselling practitioners from one theoretical standpoint.
Includes 6 Units as follows:
Prior training to at least Gilead Level 3 is required for entry. The development of extensive knowledge and understanding of theoretical frameworks that support and inform work with clients is an essential aspect of this training.
At this level, students are required to work towards mastery of their main core theoretical approach and relate this approach to their use of skills, evaluation of effectiveness (research), supervision and continued professional development.
Students are introduced to and given opportunities to study complex counselling throughout the course and to develop appropriate skills and techniques. They are required to understand and integrate learning about relationships with themselves, their clients, their colleagues as well as with others, so that their client-work is safe and contained, neither defensive or acted out. Clinical placement and supervision are included.