Becoming a Relate Plymouth and South Devon counsellor

Ever thought of becoming a Relate Plymouth and South Devon counsellor? If you’d like a career which helps individuals, supports families and helps fix broken relationships, then working with Relate Plymouth and South Devon could be the answer.

Plymouth Relate is delighted that the Relate Institute will lead the Level 4 Introduction the Relationship Counselling here in Plymouth from October 2014 – this is an exiting opportunity to undertake the first year of training as a Relate Counsellor in the South West. The Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling will be held in 2015.

This course is part of a two year linked course and students will be required to attend both years (ie Level 4 and 5 ) to qualify.

The Level 4 course is accredited by the CPCAB and aims to provide training for practitioners wishing to work as relationship counsellors with Relate and other counselling organisations and who have previous working experience and qualifications in the field of counselling.

The taught element of the course consists of 15 days between October 2014 and April 2015. The course will be run at the Relate Centre in Plymouth . Each day will begin at 9.30 and ends at 5pm. Students will undertake a placement at Relate Plymouth or South Devon or another approved clinical setting.

Dates as follows :
Friday 3rd October – Sat 4th October
Friday 31st October -Sat 1st November
Friday 5th December – Sat 6th December
Friday 16th January – Sta 17th January
Friday 13th February – Sat 14th February
Friday 13th March – Sat 14th March
Thursday 16th April, Friday 17th , Sat 18th April

Entry Requirements

*Age age 19 or over
*Recognised prior learning and/or basic counselling skills qualification at Level 2/3 or equivalent
*Access to a practice in a Relate Centre or other approved setting

All successful applicants will be required to have undergone the appropriate DBS checks as requested by the Placement centre.

Interview criteria

Applicants who do not have previous Relate practitioner qualifications will be required to attend for interview and will need to demonstrate personal qualities relevant to therapeutic practice and training which include the following:

*Respect for and valuing of others, and their difference
*A commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
*A capacity to cope with the professional and academic demands of the course
*A capacity to be reflective and use experience and feedback constructively

If you are interested and would like further information and an application form please contact Sue Hirons, Centre Manager Relate Plymouth and South Devon in the first instance.

Email or

Phone the Plymouth Centre 01752 213131 or South Devon 01803 299001

Relate Plymouth offers an excellent opportunity to acquire the skills and the knowledge needed to succeed as a counsellor. We aim to provide a professional standard of service through a team of well-trained counsellors.

Other Courses
We’ve created professional training courses in a real learning environment and provide the following training programmes, in partnership with the University of Hull:

  • Introduction to Couples Counselling (One year, University Advanced Diploma)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Couple Therapy (Two year)
  • Masters in Relationship Therapy (One year, part-time)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Two year, Psychosexual Therapy)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Two year, Systematic Therapy)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Two year, Clinical Supervision)
Start your journey to becoming a Relate Plymouth and South Devon counsellor

If you’d like to train to become a counsellor with Relate Plymouth and South Devon, visit the Relate Institute website or call our Centre Manager on 01752 213 131.

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