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Coaching and Counselling English Year 1

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About the coaching and counselling training programme

What does it take to be(come) a good coach/counsellor? What are your talents and how can you develop and apply them to guide others in their process?

In the training programme ‘Coaching and Counselling’ you will go on a journey to discover who you are as a coach/counsellor and how to use your qualities and talents to guide other people on their path. The basic principles of coaching and counselling will be covered, with themes such as work, personal development, trauma, and mourning & loss. You will learn to recognize personal patterns as the root of certain issues, and will get acquainted with methodologies that can be applied during sessions with your client.  You will discover what coaching methods suit you best, and how to deal with themes that are personally important to you.

Discover who you are as a coach/counsellor

As a coach or counsellor you can be the most important factor in your client’s changing process. For that reason, it is very important to know yourself, both as a person and as a professional, and to know where your specific skills and knowledge lie to guide others. In this training course you will learn theory and methodologies, as well as gain practical tools for personal and professional growth. Over the course of the training sessions, your initial ideas of the work you want to do as a coach/counsellor are likely to change or fluctuate. It is a journey of discovering who you are, where your experience lies, what methodologies suit you best, and which specialization and target group attract you most. A beautiful and inspiring journey that you and your fellow students will make in a safe environment.

Is this course suitable for you?

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn the basics of coaching and counselling. This can for example be someone who wants to set up his/her own practice as a coach/counsellor, but also professionals who want to apply the skills in their job. If you already coach or counsel others in your current profession, and you want to acquire more skills, this course can be very suitable for you.

What is the purpose of the programme?

The training programme provides you with a solid foundation to coach/counsel people with a wide variety of backgrounds and issues. You learn the necessary skills and knowledge to guide people, regardless of whether you apply them in your own practice, or in your current job/profession.

What will you learn in the programme?

After successfully completing the training programme ‘Coaching and Counselling’ you will be able to:

  • Coach and counsel people with various issues.
  • Recognise underlying (hidden) issues and themes that people can come to you with.
  • Guide people to discover and develop their talents.
  • Apply a variety of methodologies to guide others in their process.
  • Make a sound decision on who you want to be(come) as a coach/counsellor and choose a specific direction to develop yourself further.

During the course of the training programme, you will go through a personal development process as well. In order to become a good coach/counsellor, it is very important that you have a proper understanding of your own life themes and issues and that you have previously worked/dealt with them.

Who are your fellow students

The students in this course are mostly people who want to learn how to coach/counsel others and acquire the basic techniques/tools to do so. There will also be students who would like to apply the taught skills in their current job.

Course schedule

The programme consists of 10 days of class, in which the following themes and subjects will be covered:

  • Principles of coaching and counselling
  • Different coach attitudes
  • Phases of coaching/counselling
  • Communication and conversation techniques
  • Behavioural patterns, character structures and attachment styles
  • Signals of body, mind and spirit
  • Stress, burn-out and depression
  • Mourning, loss and transition
  • Trauma
  • Systemic practice
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Non-violent communication
  • Coaching with tools, such as (card)games
  • Coaching with writing exercises
  • Exams: a theoretical and a practical exam

During the course of the programme you will work on developing your own portfolio. This portfolio will eventually contain ‘reflection reports’, homework assignments, reports of intervision meetings with your fellow students, and of coaching sessions with test clients.

Programme:Coaching and Counselling
Duration:6 - 9 months
Extent:10 days of class
Study load:10-12 hours per week
Category:Classroom course
Educational level:Bachelor-level (post bachelor / post-HBO)
Pre-education:Minimum of Secondary Vocational Education (Dutch MBO) and/or sufficient life experience and motivation
Teachers:Arjan van Dijk
Diploma:Students will receive the Coaching and Counselling-diploma when: 1) the portfolio and all exams (theoretical and practical) have a sufficient result/mark, 2) the minimum attendance rule of 80% has been met, and 3) all course fees have fully been paid.
Literature:View the literature for this programme and order online on YouBeDo. The ACC and YouBeDo are partners. By ordering your books at YouBeDo you donate up to 12% to a good cause, without it costing you anything extra!
Price€ 2400,-
Package dealIf you enroll for the first and second year at once you will get a package deal price of € 4400,- for the two years together. The full price has to be paid before the start of the first year to be able to make use of this offer. Payment in instalments is possible.

* Payment in instalments is possible (max. 3). However, the full tuition needs to be paid before the start of the course.

All amounts include the study syllabus and examination costs. Literature/books and potential resits of exams (€ 100,- per exam) are excluded.

Academie voor Coaching en Counselling is registered with the CRKBO, which means that our training courses are exempt from BTW (Dutch VAT).

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Class times
16 September 2020
12 May 2021
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Arjan van Dijk
3 October 2020
15 May 2021
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Lya Young-Afat
Number of participants

The course will start when a minimum of 12 students have enrolled and will be considered full with 16-18 participants. As soon as we have sufficient applicants (at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the course) we will confirm the start. In case of too little students, or if a course is full, we will always try to find a solution, for example by postponing the start date a little or by creating a new group (if possible).

Attendance requirements

Students are required to attend at least 80% of classes. Depending on how many English programmes will run simultaneously to your course, there might be an option to make up for a missed class in a different group. This is however up to the discretion of the ACC and our teacher(s) and cannot be guaranteed.

The Coaching and Counselling Year 1 course is also available as an online course. Click here for details and prices of the Coaching and Counselling Year 1 online course.

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