Alif level 4 Islamic Counselling course is a two-year part-time qualification which gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context.
It is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. Candidates will develop as a Counselling practitioner gaining skills and knowledge in the application of a variety of Counselling approaches combined to give an integrative model. Candidates will gain knowledge and skills from the Islamic perspective, and a proficiency in the epistemological framework of the Islamic psychological tradition. The leaners will learn to apply Islamic therapeutic skills and techniques.
• Explore a a variety of counselling and therapeutic approaches.
• Cover in depth the five broad counselling theoretical schools and their practical application.
• Explore the Islamic psychological framework including topics such as: models of authority/navigating tradition ; understanding human nature and personality ; Islamic theological ; psychological ; therapeutic and spiritual principles relate to ‘mental’ health ; the metaphysics of Islamic psychology and counselling ; the anatomy of the heart (qalb) ; soul (nafs) ; spirit (ruh) ; mind (aql) ; intellect (lubb) ; chest/container of heart (sadr) ; heart-core/thinking heart (fuad) ; physical dimension (jasad) from therapeutic perspectives ; managing psychosis and affective and personality disorders from the Islamic perspective ; psychosis and spirit possession ; black magic ; and evil eye.
• Understand psychological and spiritual disorders for the counselling practitioner perspective and their Islamic ; psychological ; and spiritual coping strategies.
• Apply Islamic psychotherapeutic approaches to treatment using case studies and role play.
• Learn the ART model and the methods of applying Islamic therapeutic knowledge in their counselling profession.
Duration: Two-year part time. One weekend per month.
Registration Fee: £226.97 (This is inclusive of the fee payment)
*The Registration Fee must paid to secure your place on the course.
Fees for year 1:
Early Bird: £2,300 – end Friday 3 December 2019
Original price: £2,500 including CPCAB registration fee
Dates and times:
11/12 Jan (days 1-2)
01/02 Feb (days 3-4)
22/23 Feb (days 5-6)
14/15 March (days 7-8)
18/19 Apr (days 9-10)
9/10 May (days 11-12)
13/14 June (days 13-14)
18/19 July (days 15-16)
22/23 August (days 17-18)
19/20 September (days 19-20)
3/4 October (days 21-22)
24/25 October (days 23-24)
14/15 November (days 25-26)
12/13 December (days 27-28)
You must have a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies or equivalent. This should have been gained in the last three years.
This can be a personally demanding qualification, and applicants should ensure that they are not experiencing mental health difficulties when they apply. This does not preclude people with previous mental health difficulties from undertaking the course (in fact, people with past experience of mental health difficulties often make very good counsellors), but you should ensure that you are mentally well when you apply. External candidates are required to present their portfolio at the interview along with their certificate. You will need a reference from your previous college/course provider along with your attendance record.
You must be able to work with a diverse body of people.
You must possess personal qualities of imagination, intuition, openness and an ability to benefit from self-development.
You must be able to form a therapeutic relationship.
You must be self-aware, insightful, honest and able to make links.
You must have emotional stability and the absence of personality disturbance.
You must have the ability to challenge and be challenged.
You must have the ability to respond sensitively and empathetically to others.
You must be capable of working with clients in an agency setting.