PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING SKILLS PROGRAMME (PCSP)
Are you interested in a career in counselling and therapy? Do you want to develop your skills in helping others overcome challenges and achieve their goals? If so, then our Professional Counselling Skills Programme is just what you need! Don’t wait any longer to invest in your future. Join our Professional Counselling Skills Programme today and take the first step towards a rewarding career in counselling and therapy.
This comprehensive course spans three levels, each offering exploration of Islamic Psychology and Counselling (IPC). Over a total duration of 108 hours, participants will develop a robust understanding of IPC's core principles, techniques, and their integration within various therapeutic contexts. This course encompasses historical insights, Islamic perspectives on psychology, human dimensions from Quran and Hadith, what is mental illness, causes of mental health issues, detoxification from secular approaches, Islamic ontology and epistemology, understanding the self from an Islamic viewpoint, the application of Islamically oriented modalities, and the Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) of psychology and counselling.
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I am pleased to offer a testimonial for the Professional Counselling Skills Programme (PCSP), under the guidance of scholar Shaykh Abdullah Hasan. This programme has proven to be profoundly impactful.
Shaykh Abdullah Hasan has devised a unique curriculum which he delivers with great energy and passion. The programme integrates theory with practical applications, complemented by a diverse array of teaching resources, creating a really enriching learning experience.
The course design is extremely accommodating of motivated newcomers, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the course content, even in cases where a student may not have a background in Islamic scholarship or counselling.
The programme continues to enhance my proficiency and efficacy in counselling and I would recommend the PCSP, particularly to aspirational individuals holding leadership or pastoral responsibilities within professional or community service engagements.
Customs Law Specialist, Not-for-profit Leader, Youth Coach and Mentor
The first term of the course has been incredibly beneficial, with notable gains that have enriched both my personal and professional experience. I firmly believe that a good counsellor must start with personal development, and I have applied some skills and techniques we’ve learnt in my own life and with my family, friends, as well as clients, with positive results.
Our course instructor, Sheikh Abdullah Hasan has a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for psychology and counselling. He is also a source of inspiration for his students, providing unwavering support and encouragement.
Sh. Abdullah Hasan is up-to-update on the latest research and can explain complex concepts clearly and concisely. He is passionate and readily shares his knowledge with his students.
Overall, I am pleased with the course. It has allowed me to critically assess my integrative counselling training and experience as a counsellor and helped me shape the type of private practice I aspire to establish in the near future In shaa Allah. I am grateful for the opportunity to have taken this course, and I am confident that it will continue to be beneficial to me in the years to come In shaa Allah.
I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in becoming a counsellor or is already a counsellor working with the Muslim community.
Qualified Integrative Counsellor and Coach, Postgraduate in Integrative counselling and coaching, UEL
This course has been an enlightening journey that has exceeded my expectations in numerous ways. One of the standout aspects of the class is the exceptional teacher who guided us through the intricacies of counselling. His wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field provided a solid foundation for our learning.
What truly sets this class apart is its interactive nature. The teacher skillfully curated an environment that encouraged active participation and dynamic discussions among the students. Through engaging activities, role-playing, and thought-provoking discussions, I was able to delve deep into various concepts. This approach not only made the learning process enjoyable but also helped me grasp the material more effectively.
Throughout the duration of the course, I found myself constantly learning new things. Each session offered fresh insights. The practical applications and real-life examples shared by the teacher made the concepts come alive, and I could immediately see their relevance in the context of counselling.
Ustadh Ahbabur Rahman
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Sheikh Abdullah Hasan
Sh. A. Hasan holds an Imam Diploma, BA, and Ijaza Aliyah in Islamic Studies from a European seminary. He also has a diploma in Arabic from Zarqa Private University and studied fiqh wa usuluhu at the same university, receiving private training from renowned Scholars in Jordan and the Middle East.
With a background in counselling and psychology, he has provided therapy for individuals, couples, and families for over a decade. He holds certificates and diplomas in person-centred psychotherapy, marriage and youth counselling, and SFBT psychotherapy. Sh. A. Hasan is currently pursuing a doctorate in applied psychology after completing a Master’s degree in the same field, and also Masters Programme in Medical Psychology. His expertise also extends to Zakat and Islamic philanthropic studies.
Having served as an Imam in various UK Muslim communities, Sh. A. Hasan is deeply committed to community and people development. He brings over 10 years of experience in management, leadership, and training within the third sector.
Currently, he serves as a teacher of Islamic psychology and counselling, a Consultant Counselling Psychologist at Gift Foundation. Additionally, he provides Chaplaincy counselling from multiple mosques in London, UK.
Sh. A. Hasan is the founder of significant initiatives such as Imams Against Domestic Abuse (IADA), the British Imams, Scholars Contributions and Achievements (BISCA Awards), and the British Institutes, Mosques, and Associations (BIMA Awards). He is a member of The Association of Islamic Mental-Health Specialists (AIMS) and actively contributes to numerous other community organisations and projects.
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