Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Training)
Qualify as a counsellor on this professional training course which is accredited by the...
School of Health and Society
This module integrates training in mindfulness and compassion based approaches particularly for use in individual professional work. The techniques you will learn are relevant to many sectors including counselling and psychotherapy, health and social care, education and human resource management.
The module is experiential with much of the foundational theory delivered through online resources, freeing up workshop time for skills work.
The module frames mindfulness within third wave CBT approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well contemporary neuropsychology.
The module will support you developing your own mindfulness practice - essential for effectively teaching mindfulness to others.
It is suitable for people who are curious about why we so easily get caught up in struggles with ourselves or others and about approaches that offer a different relationship to these struggles.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
This module has experiential learning at its heart. To authentically teach mindfulness to clients you need to have an embodied personal practice.
The two day workshops are used for exploration of theory and practice. Online resources and directed study in preparation for the workshops will ensure the contact time is most effectively utilized.
Pair-work, small group work, practical sessions are embedded throughout the workshops.
The second workshop, underpinned by this experiential learning, enables you to safely and effectively teach mindfulness, integrating this into your professional work.
The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.
Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.
This module offers training in one of the most rapidly growing forms of therapeutic approach with an increasingly impressive evidence base. The approaches you will learn enhance the efficacy of most professional interventions.
The module forms the foundation for progression onto certificated mindfulness training.
The course has strong links with The Christie, the leading cancer treatment hospital in the North West, where many of the staff are trained in and use the specific approaches you will learn on this module.
We also have strong links with local and regional organisations and agencies using mindfulness-based approaches.
This module starts in January and lasts for one semester.
Previous study and experience
Evidence of the ability to study at level 7 and being a professional or trainee in helping/education role.
If you are applying for the MSc/PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy please see course entry requirements.
Accreditation of prior learning (APL)
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
|Type of study||Year||Fees|
|Part-time||2022/23||£1,380 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.