what do we offer

Charis training design and deliver all levels of counselling training, including all of the classroom based components of the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling:

  • CHARIS Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 2 qualification)
  • CHARIS Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB Level 3 qualification)
  • CHARIS Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 4 qualification)

It’s not only those who are training to become counsellors that can benefit from counselling skills training. Counselling training has a wide application and offers transferrable skills for people in various professions such as Health and Social Care sector, in Education, Customer Service and Sales, the Voluntary Sector, etc. Qualitative research findings suggest that counselling skills training improves understanding of self and others whilst developing personal effectiveness and resilience, and the capacity to build better relationships.

Full details of the qualification status, dates, venue, fees etc for each level of training, and the progression route towards the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling, is available on request.

We will be very happy to respond to any questions you might have – please contact us by phone or email training@charisfoundation.co.uk.

programme 2018-2021

Please note that Charis training is taking a sabbatical for the next academic year and will resume a full training programme from September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.


Charis Certificate in Counselling Skills
(CPCAB Level 2) – For further information and application form please email training@charisfoundation.co.uk

Dates: September 2019 – January 2020

Times: Thursday evening (5.30-9.30) and 4 Saturdays (9.00am to 1.30pm on first Saturday of each month)

Venue: To be announced

Fees: £500 (includes £158 non-refundable deposit to awarding body for qualification)

Graduates from this Certificate course may progress to the Charis Certificate in Counselling Studies (or equivalent) due to be delivered in February 2019.

Charis Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB Level 3) – For further information and application form please email training@charisfoundation.co.uk

Dates: February 2020 – July 2020

Times: Thursday evening (5.30-9.30) and 3 Saturdays (9.00am to 1.40pm March/April/May)

Venue: To be announced

Fees: £600 (includes £161 non-refundable deposit to awarding body for qualification)

Graduates from this Certificate course (or equivalent) may progress to the Charis Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 4) – due to be delivered September 2019 – June 2021

Charis Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 4)

Dates: September 2020 – June 2022 (two years part-time)

Times: Thursday evening (5.30-9.30) and 9.00am – 6.00pm on first Saturday in each month

Venue: To be announced

Fees: £1600 (includes £315 each year for non-refundable deposit to awarding body for qualification)

specialist workshops

Charis training also offers individually designed workshops for the caring professions, e.g.

  • Listening and attending skills
  • Attachment and loss
  • Legal and ethical implications of disclosure of abuse
  • Bereavement – beginnings, middles and endings
  • The role of the built environment in the helping relationship
  • Pastoral Care

If you have identified training needs for your team please do contact us and we can explore with you the design of a workshop to meet the needs of your agency, organisation or church.

qualifications

All training is offered by CPCAB approved trainers with extensive counselling, pastoral care and training experience.

Charis training is a recognised training organisation with CPCAB.

  • Queens Golden Jubilee
  • RIBA-award
  • Cosca
  • cpcab