Devon and Cornwall Counselling Hub believes in an holistic approach to working with clients either in a helping or counselling capacity. We offer an integrative approach to helping and counselling work.
We believe that it is important to attend to all of the client, their mind, body, emotions and soul. Our courses reflect this belief in that we will teach you theories, techniques and concepts which will help you to be able to work with a wide variety of problems that clients may present with.
We believe in the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore promote their ethical principles both within the training environment and within work with clients. The ethical principles we refer to are: Being Trustworthy, Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Justice and Self Respect.
We offer an integrative training as opposed to a training in one particular theoretical orientation. We will therefore teach a range of counselling approaches on our courses. We do this because we believe that everyone is different and that one approach to counselling may not suit everyone. We believe that having a range of theories to draw on in our practice will mean that a wider range of clients may be served by our work and that we will be more able to meet their specific needs. We include Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural, Person Centred, Transpersonal and Psychodynamic concepts in our training.
Our Place in the Community
Here at Devon and Cornwall Counselling Hub, we see ourselves as being an integral part of the community. We are active and successful in setting up placement opportunities that are uniquely available to our students. We work with organisations such as Wolseley Trust, Horizon and Sunflower Women's Centre to ensure that our courses provide counsellors on placement with them with the training they need to work with their clients effectively. Our training venue is owned by The Eddystone Trust a well known Plymouth based organisation.
Our affordable fees do not mean that quality of teaching or the student experience is compromised. We know that becoming a counsellor is often a passion that can be hard to fund. Therefore our low course fees and extended payment options, mean that our courses are available to a wider range of applicants. We believe that the high quality counsellors that leave our courses will then in turn offer a valuable service to the community.