The model is in three parts:
Part 1: Three levels of client problems. This defines the broad categories of client problems for which counselling has proved helpful.
Part 2: Three dimensions of client problems. This describes how client problems can be best understood, and worked with, in the context within which they arise.
Part 3: Seven helping and counselling processes. This describes how the process of supporting client change is associated with a range of contextual factors – including those concerning the client, the counsellor and the relationship that they form.
You again must complete a portfolio consisting of a journal of your learning, assignments, self-reviews, and tutor and peer feedback. You will have to write a short case study covering some sessions that you will have with another student. There is also an external assessment which involves answering questions relating to a short video.
The college uses the integrative model to help students integrate their counselling studies with perspectives related to the Christian faith.
It is a two-year, part-time programme that gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context or work as an independent practitioner in private practice with sufficient experience.
You are required to complete 100 hours minimum of one-to-one, formally contracted counselling with at least five different clients in agency settings during the course.