Comparative Theories and Approaches in Counselling

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to compare different theoretical models. We will specifically explore Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis.

This is the unit where a learners counselling identity starts to emerge and they may find themselves becoming more directive or creative. This really is an opportunity to push your boundaries on what you thought was possible in the counselling room.

We will explore different concerns that may come into the counselling room; depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders and more and the safest and most ethical way to work with these presentations.

Learning and Assessment

Learning will take the form of directed study, personal development opportunities, role play/small group practice, self-directed study and enrichment activities. Assessment of the unit will be through a range of; role play and observations, group discussion, journal writing, presentations, debates and assignments which will all demonstrate theoretical understanding and clear reflection. 

Essential Reading