Wight Counselling Training Institute


Wight Counselling Training Institute

Wight Psychotherapy Training Institute

Developing All the Counselling Skills You Need

Wight Psychotherapy Training Institute provides varied, fulfilling courses that allow individuals to develop all the counselling skills they need. Whether you are looking to become an accredited counsellor or want to acquire a counselling qualification to improve performance in another line of work, or simply see counselling as a way of furthering your personal development, we have the resources and experience to help each student grow.

Our level 3 Counselling certificate is a fantastic platform for those wanting to learn more about themselves and others as well as develop counselling skills. It focuses on 5 main counselling theories; Gestalt, Person centred, psychodynamic, CBT and Transactional Analysis as well as professional ethics. Through a series of interactive and engaging exercises these theories will be brought to live and relevance given to society, self and other. There is a strong personal development theme that runs through the level 3. In addition, our experienced tutors teach counselling skills: empathic listening, focusing/immediacy, challenging, effective questioning and more. Some people wish to do the level 3 for their own development, professional development or as a platform to then train as a counsellor.

It is a requirement to complete a level 3 training before joining the diploma. Those who completed their level 3 with WCTI will be given priority.

We are an accredited training with Education and Skills Group. They work closely with professional bodies to ensure our training is rigorous and robust, meeting the requirements needed for our students to register as a counsellor at the end of the training. Our diploma training will enable all students to register with a recognised counselling professional body such as BACP, as a qualified counsellor.

If you are interested in counselling training on the Isle of Wight, please see below to see a full description of the different courses we offer.

Counselling Concepts Award (Level 2)

- now enrolling for September 2024 ( online)

This is a certified training that provides a good basic knowledge of Counselling theory and an introduction to Counselling skills:

  • An introduction to person centred theory as a model for helping others

  • An introduction to psychodynamic theory as a model for helping others

  • An introduction to CBT as a model for helping others

  • Ethics in the helping professions

  • Learning basic counselling skills in the helping professions

  • Looking at communication styles and skills

  • Understanding self

No previous experience is required to enrol on the the level 2 in Counselling Concepts. The level 2 is run online over 10 weeks, one evening per week. This course is run online only. Level 3 and 4 are in person.

Cost: £249 (Can be paid in instalments)

Take a look at our About Us page to see some of the different techniques you will learn if you enrol in counselling training on the Isle of Wight.

Certificate in Counselling skills (Level 3)

- now enrolling for September 2024 and 2025

This is a certified training that covers a broad range of counselling subjects, including:

  • Counselling skills when working in the helping professions

  • Loss and bereavement

  • An introduction to Transactional Analysis as a model for helping others

  • Group dynamics

  • Working with anger and conflict

  • Working with neurodiversity, sexuality, gender, race and difference

  • Person centred counselling skills and how to use them

  • Overcoming and identifying obstacles/blocks to good communication and helping others

  • Building therapeutic relationships

  • Psychodynamic thinking: The Unconscious mind

  • Professional boundaries

To enrol on the Professional diploma in Counselling, you must have completed the level 3 certificate in Counselling skills first. This Certificate in Counselling skills level 3 is taught over six weekends – Saturday and Sunday – over one full academic year. The level 3 in Counselling is assessed with a portfolio.

Cost: £775 (Can be paid in instalments)

Take a look at our About Us page to see some of the different techniques you will learn if you enrol in counselling training on the Isle of Wight.

Professional Diploma in Counselling (Level 4 )

- now enrolling for September 2024 and 2025

This is a professional counselling diploma that qualifies you to register as a counsellor on completion. You must complete the Level 3 in Counselling skills before you can enrol on the Professional Diploma in Counselling.

This is a certified training that covers in depth a range of subjects, including:

  • The foundations of neuroscience

  • Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis theory

  • Mental Health diagnoses

  • Enhanced counselling skills

  • Understanding childhood

  • The therapeutic relationship

  • Self-reflection and personal development

  • The ethics of counselling

  • Trauma and how to work effectively with it

  • Self care and compassion fatigue

This training is completed over two years with participants being taught over 14 long weekends ( Friday-Sunday) throughout the two years.

The assessment on this training is a completion of a portfolio and four academic assignments each year.

Cost: £2,550 each year (Can be paid in instalments)

As part of this training, each student will need to complete a 100 hour clinical placement working with clients to qualify. This process is well supported by the Wight Psychotherapy Training Institute; we will help ensure you get a suitable placement and clinical supervision. Placements will usually be on the island.

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