Diploma in Integrative Counselling

If you already have a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and are looking to qualify as a professional counsellor, this two-year part-time course is your key to future success. Offering access to in-house counselling placement opportunities, training in specific counselling approaches and education about a range of presenting issues, TAC’s Diploma in Integrative Counselling is one of the leading expert-led courses in London.

Complete the form to enrol on the next available intake for the Diploma in Integrative Counselling

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Tel: 020 8038 3084

Next Intake

September 2022
Enrolment open

Integrative Counselling Course Benefits:

All of our courses at the TAC Training School are designed and run by specialists in the field. Integrative counselling courses allow those with a Foundation Certificate in Counselling to further their qualifications and train as a professional counsellor.

With our Diploma in Integrative Counselling, you will:

  • Become qualified to work as a counsellor
  • Learn about a range of humanistic, psychodynamic, and solution-focused approaches and how they apply within Petruska Clarkson’s five-relationship model
  • Access to opportunities for an in-house counselling placement where you will gain clinical experience
  • Enhance your ability to provide both short- and long-term therapy for a variety of presenting issues
  • Become adept at developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship and making more informed choices about appropriate counselling interventions
  • Develop awareness of conscious and unconscious motivators in counselling work
  • Create and develop your own philosophy and approach to integrative counselling
  • Deepen your personal development and get a better sense of yourself on the journey to becoming a qualified counsellor

Course Content Overview

The Diploma in Integrative Counselling is delivered in six modules across two years, which are designed to give you a comprehensive overview of the role of integrative counsellors, how to develop therapeutic relationships and more. 

These modules include:

  • A comprehensive curriculum taught via theory lectures, seminars and weekend workshops
  • You’ll study Petrūska Clarkson’s relational model of therapy, which explores five facets of the therapeutic relationship:
    • The working alliance
    • The person-to-person or real relationship
    • The transference/counter-transference relationship
    • The developmentally needed or reparative relationship
    • The transpersonal relationship
  • Therapeutic skills sessions and personal and professional development work
  • Opportunities for cultural, personal, group and theoretical reflection
  • Education about a range of presenting issues, including addiction, anxiety and depression, loss, risk, transcultural issues, and gender and sexuality.
  • An optional in-house clinical placement and supervision (included in the course fee)

Integrative Counselling Course Assessment

The TAC Integrative Counselling Course is assessed through a number of written assessments on top of personal therapy sessions and peer reviews. Your general progress and attendance will also be monitored on this course to ensure you have everything you need for your success in integrative counselling on completion of the course. 

To complete the course you will be required to:

  • Attend 80% of the training
  • Demonstrate satisfactory progress in your ability to meet the demanding requirements of the course and your potential to carry out clinical work on placement
  • Show development of theoretical understanding and growth/awareness in counselling skills practice, personal development and group process. This will be measured through self-assessment and feedback from your tutor and peers
  • Complete and pass five written assignments (2,500-3,500 words each)
  • Attend end-of-module tutorials
  • Have 80 sessions of personal therapy with an accredited therapist

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Contact our Training Team to enrol on the next available intake for the Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Diploma in Integrative Counselling: Course FAQs

Who does the teaching?

We ensure that all of our tutors are experienced counselling professionals. During the counselling course, you will attend skills workshops and lectures provided by our specialist faculty members. We strive to provide you with the most valuable training experience possible. Find out more about the faculty here.

Who can apply for integrative counselling courses?

Those who have previously completed a Foundation Certificate in Counselling with The Awareness Centre (TAC) or an equivalent Certificate training with another organisation.

When does the Diploma in Integrative Counselling Course start?

This is a two-year, part-time course that runs on two evenings per week (6pm to 9.30pm) plus two one-day weekend workshops per term at one of our training locations. Overall, this makes up 450 guided learning hours over two years.

What is the cost of integrative counselling courses?

The overall course fee is £9,795. This can be paid monthly via direct debit, or you can pay the full cost upfront and benefit from a 10% discount. If you pay in two equal annual instalments, you will receive a 5% discount.

When can I enrol on the Diploma in Integrative Counselling?

The next intake for the course is in April 2022, but we have limited spaces remaining. Enrolment is also open for September 2022.

What is an integrative approach in counselling?

An integrative approach to counseling and psychotherapy involves looking beyond typical counselling perspectives and helping clients to learn more about the deep-rooted causes of their issues. During the course we will study different therapy models to give students a wide-reaching overview of varying specialist perspectives.

Additional Fees

These additional fees are typical for most integrative counselling courses. 

  • Core reading material and study materials (many papers are provided on the student intranet)
  • CPD Placement Workshop (should you choose a clinical placement at TAC)
  • Supervision (should you choose a clinical placement outside TAC)
  • BACP student registration
  • Resubmission of assignments
  • Personal therapy with an accredited integrative practitioner for a minimum of 80 hours during the training (you’ll need to continue with weekly personal therapy while on placement with TAC)

Academic Writing Assistance

TAC works with the On Your Team coaching and editing group to give students access to tuition in academic writing.

On Your Team offers one-to-one coaching in academic writing as well as editing services. Typical fees are:

  • £65 – £80 to edit a 2,500-word essay
  • £85 – £120 to edit a 3,500-word essay

Students can choose the coaching option if essays need substantial editing, for a separate fee.

For any further questions about the Diploma in Integrative Counselling, please email [email protected]

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