We currently offer:
Commencing October 2023. The Level 6 comprises a common Core Theory Year and then two further years of advanced training. This is the course you would be applying to join.
Thereafter there is the opportunity to advance to level 7. Currently this is through the Ellesmere Centre however we would hope to have the training for level 7 also in Newcastle by 2024. A Level 7 is the Core Theory Year plus three years of advanced training.
Our prospectus contains information on the requirements of each qualification in terms of the hours of study, assessment, clinical practice hours, and therapy hours. You can download it at: https://ellesmerecentre.
Each year’s training consists of one weekend per month for ten months. In between, there will be assignments to work on and you will, from the start of your second year, need to complete a number of clinical practice hours. If you don’t have anywhere to practice already, then we have a Placements Officer who can help find you a suitable placement. You will also need to be in personal therapy throughout your time with us.
For entry, we judge each application on its individual merit. Prior experience in therapy and working in a mental health setting is beneficial, as is being able to write to a Level 6 standard, however, we take a wide range of students from hugely varied backgrounds and a passion for learning psychotherapy and counselling and life experience is more than acceptable. If you are not sure if a career in counselling or psychotherapy is for you, I am happy to arrange a call with one of our training team to tell you more about the course and discuss your specific circumstances.
You will need to have completed TA101 by the end of your foundation year. It’s advantageous to have completed this before you start but we appreciate that life’s not always that simple. We run TA101 throughout the academic year – have a look at https://ellesmerecentre.co.
We have a programme of CPD courses running throughout the year to support students in training and those who have graduated. We also have a team able to support an application to UKCP for clinical membership and accreditation. Our two centres have rooms to hire on an hourly basis for therapy work. In short, we support counsellors and psychotherapists at every stage of their careers.
“Deep Dives” provides us with an in depth look at key concepts of popular topics. Our workshops and events aim to bring current CPD to the North East delivered by experts in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.
Breakfast seminars provide excellent theoretical learning for mental health professionals. They are suitable for all with little or no knowledge of the topics or those wishing to refresh their deeper understanding.
The seminars run on an ongoing basis and run when numbers allow, groups will be a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 people. The format will be Breakfast Seminars running from 9.30 am – 1 pm with light refreshments. This will provide 3.5 hours towards CPD accreditation and certificates will be provided.
Our Workshops and events are run as part of our CPD programme throughout the year. The format will be tailored to individual days running from 9.30- 4.30 this will provide 6 hours CPD accreditation.
COST : Price ranges from £55 – £75 depending upon the event.
Explore and learn in a warm, collaborative, informative setting and discover a renewed energy for yourself, your work and your team.
To Express Interest in any of the Deep Dive Topics or events – Please see the attached link to the booking form for your completion with details of those you are interested in.
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For course details contact: Nicole Addis