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18 Jul 2024

The Importance of Self-Care in Counselling Training: Tips for Balance

Self-care is often emphasised in the field of counselling, but its importance becomes even more pronounced during counselling training.

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11 Jul 2024

The Emotional Journey of Training to Become a Counsellor: What to Expect

Embarking on the journey to become a counsellor is not just an intellectual pursuit; it's also an emotional journey filled with self-discovery, growth, and introspection.

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04 Jul 2024

The Road to Becoming a Certified Counsellor: Key Milestones and Challenges

Embarking on the journey to become a certified counsellor is an enriching and transformative experience, but it's not without its challenges.

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27 Jun 2024

Is Counselling Training Right for Me? Self-Assessment and Insights

Are you considering a career in counselling but wondering if it's the right path for you? Making the decision to pursue counselling training is a significant step, and it's essential to assess your interests, skills, and aspirations before committing to this rewarding field.

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20 Jun 2024

What Qualifications do I Need to Become a Counsellor?

Are you considering a career in counselling and therapy but aren’t sure about the qualifications needed to pursue this rewarding path? Understanding the necessary qualifications is crucial for aspiring counsellors to plan their educational journey effectively.

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13 Jun 2024

How Long Does it Take to Become a Qualified Counsellor in the UK?

Becoming a qualified counsellor in the UK requires dedication, education, and practical experience.

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06 Jun 2024

Exploring Different Counselling Specialisations: Finding Your Niche

Choosing to specialise in a certain area or mode of counselling is an exciting decision that can shape your career path significantly.

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30 May 2024

How do I Gain Practical Experience as a Counselling Student?

As a counselling student, gaining practical experience is essential for developing the skills and confidence needed to succeed in your future career.

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23 May 2024

What are the Biggest Challenges Faced by New Counsellors?

A career in counselling is a rewarding and fulfilling journey, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges, especially for those who are new to the field.

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16 May 2024

From Personal Struggle to Professional Strength: How Life Experience Shapes Counsellors 

In the realm of counselling and therapy, the journey from personal struggle to professional strength is a narrative shared by many practitioners.

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09 May 2024

Career Change to Counselling: How to Transition Smoothly

Are you considering changing your career to be a counsellor or psychological therapist? Transitioning into this rewarding field requires careful planning and preparation.

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02 May 2024

Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychological Therapy FAQs

If you’re considering applying for our diploma programme, you likely have a lot of questions.

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25 Apr 2024

Understanding the Key Principles and Ideas of the Person Centred Approach

In the world of counselling and therapy, different approaches offer unique paths to healing and growth.

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18 Apr 2024

Why Study our Counselling Diploma in Edinburgh?

Considering studying with us for your counselling diploma? Check out why Edinburgh is an ideal location to study counselling!

Embrace Diversity in a Dynamic City

Edinburgh's bustling streets and diverse communities offer a rich tapestry of experiences.

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11 Apr 2024

How Much Does it Cost to Retrain as a Counsellor?

If you're thinking about retraining as a counsellor, you're probably wondering how much time and money you’ll need to pursue it.

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04 Apr 2024

Navigating a Career Change to Become a Counsellor: Key Considerations

Changing career is a significant life decision that calls for careful consideration and planning, and transitioning into the field of counselling requires more thought than some other fields.

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28 Mar 2024

What Do Person-Centred Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy Have in Common?

Our Diploma programme takes as its course philosophy an integrative approach combining the principles of person-centred therapy (PCT) with additional therapeutic approaches, mainly compassion-focused therapy (CFT).

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14 Mar 2024

What Do We Look For In Prospective Students?

If you’re thinking of applying to a therapy training course, you might be wondering what sort of qualities a course team are looking for in an applicant.

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01 Mar 2024

Finding The Right Training Approach For You

A key question for anyone considering training in counselling, psychotherapy, psychological therapy (CBT), or applied psychology, is what is the right programme or course of training for you.

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22 Feb 2024

Diploma Course Applications Now Open!

First Psychology Training is part of one of the largest independent providers of therapy in the UK with centres in Scotland and the North of England.

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