“I found the tutors and administration helpful during the course and beyond. I’ve stayed in touch online through social media, which has been extremely useful!”
“I found the OLT General Certificate brilliant. I learnt loads and the pace and duration fitted well alongside my practice.”
“An in depth and supportively challenging programme. I thoroughly recommend it. I’m very experienced in the online world, I thought, every week was huge learning. Fabulous! The extra awareness and skill to move into effective therapeutic relationship possibilities is awesome.”
“Many thanks for this feedback its hugely helpful. I began with a new client using chat this week and it went really well. I’ve no doubt that this course helped me to feel more confident and effective with this new way of working.”
“So glad and reassured to have something in place for me, my family, my client’s, supervisees, staff, and the organisations with whom I have contracts to deliver services for. Fab resource!”
“I found this short course incredibly useful. I have been acutely aware that I should have a therapeutic will in place but really wasn’t sure where to start. This made the whole process much more straightforward. I’d certainly recommend it to other.”
“I loved the freedom and the way we all felt included.”
“I have had almost mischievous fun being a client and I must buy a ‘round’ for both my counsellors.”
“A rewarding aspect of the course has been the ease with which students could have exchanges with tutors and fellow-students.”
“The weekly assignments were good, as were the dilemmas. I enjoyed those, once I gave up performance anxiety!”
“I have had a lot of fun, and a lot of learning, and made some strong connections.”
“The course has given me the confidence to proceed with setting up my own website, with an awareness of what else I need to learn.”
“The different things I have learned will be really valuable over time, and I feel a lot of gratitude to everybody for that.”
“When tech help was available it was generous and clear, and miracles were worked at the end…….. also it was excellent value for the money. (Not a small consideration.)”
“I’m also aware that I’m on the verge of saying goodbye to the course and my fellow trainees. I know many of us will remain in contact either through the new training course, or through Counselling Skyways, but it won’t be in quite the same way. It’s been very intensive and I think we’ve all worked very hard and really helped each other.”
“My ‘known’ counsellor and I have had great fun reflecting on being ‘Mary’ and we have laughed as well as reflected on the serious matter of contracting and its wording.”
“It really taught me the importance of language and its sensitive use when counselling clients with no face to face cues.”
“This term has been a very rewarding and stimulating experience! I have enjoyed ‘meeting’ all of you, and look forward to continuing our new ventures online. Those of you who are leaving us, I wish you well in whatever you do.”
“I’ve been practising for 20years and working with technology is definitely my biggest challenge to date! I’m trying to ensure I’m safe and effective for clients and my supervisees. It’s just getting used to the language and building my confidence to work this way.
Your course is really helpful, it’s given me more clarity.”
“I have been so impressed at the way that — in this commercial world — OLT has indeed delivered its expertise with warmth and passion. Very impressive!”
“The client has provided 2 new testimonials to be added to the site – one is attached and the other below.
As an experienced tutor on counselling courses in my general work life, and now being here as a student on the Diploma at OLT, I can confidently say that the teaching, teaching materials and course structure are all excellent and incredibly engaging.
The tutors are extremely knowledgeable and insightful, as well as being approachable, open and warm; they foster a sense of safety and structure within which close, trusting and meaningful relationships can develop – I feel like I am amongst close friends on this course.
There is plenty of opportunity for individual attention and support for personal and professional development too, making it great value for money.
I whole heartedly, highly recommend this course.”
“Although the Level 5 Diploma in Online Counselling feels like a big undertaking, there is something comforting about the amount of work that is expected from us. It feels grounded in sound information.
Meeting weekly with the tutors and other trainees works well for me. Despite having a ‘workaholic’ tendency, I can procrastinate and struggle with motivation. Having to ‘be’ online is useful on many levels. It is a warm group.
Both tutors are gentle, understated and very supportive. Enquires and information are supplied promptly, and both seem readily available. Contact with the office has also been pleasant.
I have so far found OLT to be an encouraging and permission giving environment.”
“I have gained further awareness of online work and how this has greatly increased making changes in how I work. I speak here about the knowledge around setting up an online counselling provisions as to the difference to f2f work, my contract in particular and the detail, the separate documents I have added which I feel has made this look really professional. I do think without doing the course I would not have thought of this in as much detail as I have.
The learning and guidance from the tutors I am able to understand hear clearly, the prompts around what is needed for the course and how this is introduced gradually to not feel overwhelmed, the pace flows nice and gently.”
“I like that we are given a week to respond to our work and it doesn’t feel rushed, this has allowed me to find my own pattern and what works for me.
Learning from a group is a great resource.
I only apply myself when I am enthused by something, the course definitely enthuses me and I want to know and learn more.”