Professional and short courses
Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Training
Develop your knowledge and experience of the Person-Centred Experiential approach for use with individual counselling clients.
The Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD) course is drawn from humanistic approaches to help clients access underlying feelings, make sense of them, and draw on the new meanings to make positive changes in their lives. It has been specifically developed for use within the context of IAPT services.
- Course leader – Lynne Lacock, Senior Lecturer in Counselling, Dr Trish Hobman, Associate Head: Counselling
- Duration – 5 days (across 2 weeks)
Dates and times
30 October to 1 November and 9 to 10 November 2023
11 to 13 March and 21 to 22 March 2024
Funded places Please note that funded places are directly allocated to employers by Health Education England, we can therefore only accept bookings for this course which meet this allocation. Contact email@example.com for information about fees.
Who is this course for?
The PCE-CfD training provides continuing professional development for counsellors who are already trained in person-centred or humanistic approaches and who have at least 2 years post-qualification counselling experience.
Diploma in humanistic or person centred counselling or psychotherapy
In your application, please state clearly how your diploma qualification meets the criteria for the diploma in humanistic or person-centred counselling
Evidence of working towards BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapy accreditation or equivalent
Postgraduate qualification in humanistic or person-centred counselling or psychotherapy
Current BACP counsellor/psychotherapy accreditation or equivalent
Qualification to provide clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists (for example Certificate or Diploma in Supervision)
|Minimum 2 year post qualifying experience to providing brief counselling to clients with common mental health problems, particularly depression
|Experience of providing clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists in organisational settings
Opportunity to undertake 80 hours of client practice with depressed clients
Support of Line Manager to participate
Support of Supervisor to participate
Support of SHA/Commissioner to participate, if funding is being sought
Please note that there will be a 1 year training period post attendance on the course (5 days onsite). All applicants must submit their assessment recordings within this period.
Please note that funded places are directly allocated to employers by Health Education England, we can therefore only accept bookings for this course which meet this allocation
What will I learn?
The training will introduce you to the core concepts of the PCE-CfD approach and its application within IAPT. The 5 day training includes opportunities to practice relevant skills within the training group. This will be followed by a period of supervised clinical work.
How will I learn?
The training is delivered over 5 days across 2 weeks with a mixture of taught material, group discussion and skills practice. There are a maximum of 24 counsellors in each training group.
Course leader biographies
Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead, Postgraduate Courses in Counselling
Lynne has worked at York St John University since 2003 and is currently the programme lead for postgraduate courses in counselling. She trained as a counsellor following a move to York after a career in NHS management, working in a variety of strategic and operational posts in organisations in London, mostly within General Practice and Primary Care. She has worked as a counsellor in the NHS and in a number of voluntary organisations in York. Since 2012 she has been jointly involved in developing Person-Centred Experiential Counselling (formerly CfD) training for experienced counsellors. She is on the BACP voluntary register and is a qualified counselling supervisor.
Dr Trish Hobman
Associate Head: Counselling
Trish has worked for York St John University since 2003 and is currently one of the Subject Directors for Counselling. She is a course lead for the PG diploma in Counselling, which is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited training course. Since 2012 she has been jointly involved in developing Person-Centred Experiential (formerly CfD) training for experienced counsellors. She is on the BACP voluntary register and also an accredited counsellor, and a qualified supervisor.
Both Lynne and Trish have been running CfD courses for the last 11 years, and are experienced counselling trainers. They have also been involved with the PRaCTICED trial in Sheffield.
How to apply
We accept applications of the word document attached below, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application will be assessed against the eligibility criteria. We will then notify you by email to let you know if your application has been successful.
Closing date for applications are 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.
Joining instructions will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.
To book your place download and complete the application form: PCE CfD Counselling for Depression application form (docx, 60KB)
Regarding Health Education England funding opportunities, please contact email@example.com to discuss eligibility.
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