CTPDC Publishing - and independent publisher of adventure stories, tales and counselling books CTPDC counselling courses from basic to diploma level CTPDC Counselling Training Limited ESTABLISHED IN 1998 A TRAINING ORGANISATION THAT DELIVERS COUNSELLING COURSES ONLY One of our counselling students

NEXT BASIC COUNSELLING SKILLS COURSES

A 10-week course from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Starting on 20 September, 2016

The courses will run at the Halewood Academy, Liverpool L26 1UU.

You can apply on line here.

Counselling students working in pairs

NEXT DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING COURSES

Our Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills Course (ABC Accredited) is fully subscribed. The next course will start at the end of November. It will be an evening course from 6 pm to 9 pm.

You can apply on line here.

New counselling book

NEW BOOK IS PUBLISHED BY CTPDC PUBLISHING

Dolores James published a book, Counselling for the Masses. What can I expect if I go to counselling. You can find more details about the book by clicking on the link below.

Counselling students working in a group OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

The main objective of CTPDC Counselling Training Limited is to provide the service that make students realising their goals, irrespective of the level of the course.

One of the key conditions of achieving our aim is that students are fully aware before signing up for the course, that they know what they can expect and match it with their own objectives. Thus here we briefly describe our philosophy to counselling teaching. More details can be found on the courses' own webpages.

All our efforts and facilities are devoted to these programmes. We incorporate current research into our teaching, thus your study is at the cutting edge of counselling. Our aim is to provide the highest quality training available in the sector. Our tutors are qualified counsellors, members of BACP and hold a teaching qualification. The stable cohort of our core tutors enable us to ensure continuous and organised development of teaching styles, theoretical and practical contents.

We believe that students at all levels, although to a different degree, need to be introduced to various counselling approaches, practical applications of theories and need to experience different teaching styles. This is why a number of sessions in all counselling courses are delivered by sessional tutors (for example, Celia Simpson, and Brian McMinn), who are expert of the subject.

To ensure the appropriate speed, breadth and depth of learning, we limit the number of students to 12 in any one course. On our diploma courses if there are 12 students, there will be two tutors. If there are fewer students in a course, there will be one tutor with one back-up tutor. We provide one one-to-one tutorial a term. However, students or tutors can request a tutorial at any time during the term.

Our student body is characterised by diversity by age, gender, race, nationality and life experiences. This diversity contributes significantly to achieve one of our aims that by the end of the course students are able to approach each new issue, be it professional or personal, with the benefit of a range of perspectives, attitudes and backgrounds.

In order to provide even higher quality training, we have radically revised our course structure and content. The intermediate counselling skills course is now incorporated in our diploma course and as a result, instead of the previous two-year diploma course, we run a three-year, 450-hour, diploma in counselling course (however, because of the general practice in the sector, we obtained a separate accreditation for the first year). This enables us to structure the learning of theoretical, practical and research related skills more appropriately for the development of the students and it now allows sufficient time for "stock-taking", for becoming to what BACP terms as a "reflective practitioner". (Students, who have done a 150-hour counselling training course elsewhere (for example, an Intermediate Counselling Skills course) can apply to "APL" this training and hence join the second year of our diploma in counselling course.)

Overall then, we provide more than just a set of accredited courses. Our aim is to create the environment, the facilities, the services that enables the students to develop not only their skills, but themselves, not only to obtain a certificate, but for whom professional learning becomes a need.

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