Theories modules covered in the course
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Transactional Analysis is a theory developed by Dr. Eric Berne in the 1950s. Originally trained in psychoanalysis, Berne wanted a theory which could be understood and available to everyone and began to develop what came to be called Transactional Analysis (TA).
A psychotherapeutic approach developed by Fritz Perls (1893–1970). It focuses on insight into gestalts in clients and their relations to the world, and often uses role playing to aid the resolution of past conflicts.
Gestalt, a German word for form or shape, refers to the idea that natural systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP is used for personal development and for success in business. NLP is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. NLP provides people with a methodology to model outstanding performances achieved by geniuses and leaders in their field.
A key element of NLP is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world as a product of the way we filter and perceive information absorbed through our five senses from the world around us.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview.
Group work or group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists work with a small group of clients together as a group.
This course requires all trainees to have had therapy themselves or to be in therapy during their training. This is not only so you can experience therapy from the client’s point of view but also for personal development and to help you cope with issues and emotions raised when counselling others.
The trainees will be asked to take counselling work in an area of their choice towards the end of the course. You would need to document your work respecting client confidentiality for supervision and evaluation.
All trainees who are working with clients will receive supervision from another qualified practitioner. To qualify for certification, the trainees must have at least (1.5) hours of supervision a month. A supervisor is not a manager but a professional mentor who helps the supervisee develop their skills and work to best practice standards, while providing personal and psychological support.