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Christian Counselling Model & Practice


The OCN Level 3 "Christian Counselling Model & Practice" course (previously named Certificate in Christian Counselling) will be running in Southampton 2014.


Applicants need to have completed the CCTS Introduction to Christian Counselling course or equivalent before applying for OCN Level 3.

Course Content

The course is relevant for anyone who wishes to train for a significant role in Christian counselling and pastoral care and is intended as preparation for the ACC recognised Diploma in Counselling. This course offers 150 hrs of student/ trainer contact time.

  • Our adaptation of the Crabb/CWR Model;
  • Human Growth & Development;
  • Advanced Counselling Skills;
  • Aspects of Professional Practice;
  • Research;
  • Personal Development;
  • Anti-discriminatory Practice;
  • Visual & Kinesthetic Counselling Skills;
  • Other Counselling Models;
  • Counselling Practice with Feedback.

Various methods of assessment will be used during the course.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course we hope that participants will be able to:

  • Describe, evaluate and apply the three phases of our adapted Crabb/CWR counselling model;
  • Define and apply the skills of advanced empathy, confrontation, immediacy, self-disclosure, information-giving, decision making and goal planning;
  • Evaluate and work with defence mechanisms, resistance, transference and counter-transference;
  • Evaluate and apply a developmental theory to one′s own life;
  • Compare and contrast our adapted Crabb/CWR model with others;
  • Use creative techniques, e.g. Russian dolls, visual techniques etc. to engage clients;
  • Discuss and apply the dynamics of forgiveness, repentance, use of Scripture and prayer in counselling;
  • Evaluate and use contracts, records, supervision and the code of ethics relevant to counselling;
  • Evaluate their own lives using the course material;
  • Discuss & apply anti-discriminatory practice;
  • Present a short research project.

Additional Work

Course participants will be required to engage in directed reading, journalling, and written assignments for assessment. This will amount, on average, to 4-6 hours per week. Students will be required to have a minimum of 15 hours of their own counselling.

Course Dates, Cost & Venues

Venue: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NF
Date: Tuesday 9th September 2014 to Tuesday 21st July 2015
Course: Christian Counselling Model & Practice (OCN Level 3)
Format: Term 1:
Tuesday 9th September 2014 to Tuesday 9th December 2014
(Additional day: Saturday 8th November)

Term 2:
Tuesday 6th January 2014 to Tuesday 31st March 2015
(Additional days: Saturdays - 17th January; 28th February; 28th March)

Term 3:
Tuesday 21st April 2014 to Tuesday 8th August 2014
(Additional days: Saturdays - 25th April; 6th June; 11th July)
Closing: Early Bird closing date for applications 2nd August 2013
Costs: For more information please call CCTS 02380-385247 or email to the
Refreshments: Please bring any food you may need. Drinks and biscuits will be provided in the break
Booking: Download CCTS application form OCN Level 3 in PDF (79kb)

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This course is provided by Central Counselling & Training Service whose dual purpose is: to provide counselling, group work and accredited Christian counselling courses guided by values, aims and methods consistent with biblical teaching.

It is recognised by Association of Christian Counsellors and accredited by the Open College Network at OCN Level 3.

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