There are many psychological approaches available to coaches

Level 4 Psychological Approaches for Coaches

Level 4 Psychological Approaches course is for established coaches improve their skills with this knowledge. The course assumes that you have coaching skills in place. And wish to add new psychological approaches and concepts to help your clients.

The Level 4 Psychological Approaches for Coaching course is not suitable for those with no coaching skills.

In this Level 4 Psychological Approaches for Coaching we will explore the role of the coach in the modern world. Then examine in detail some of the psychological approaches in the delivery of coaching.

You will learn the differences between these approaches. And how to utilise them within your work as an effective coach.

Each of the different approaches works on different principles. This may be useful when someone is unable to move forwards with classic coaching methods.

In the Psychological Coaching course we teach the questioning skills needed for each approach. And how to change standard tools to fit them.

Below are some brief outlines of the different approaches we will be discussing. There will be coaching models from the different approaches, (and other coaching areas). E.g. STAR, A-F, CLEAR, OSKAR and others.

This an information course. We do not teach you how to use the different approaches in your practice. Coaches take the knowledge and apply it their way to their clients.

Level 4 Psychological Approaches – Course Content

Solutions-focused Coaching

Focuses mainly on the existing abilities and resources. Not on the shortcomings and problems presented. The approach creates quite rapid change through the use of small manageable steps. Each of these builds on previous progress so compounds past successes.

Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching, (CBC)

CBC focuses on connections made by the coachee. Between external events, their internal responses to them and the resultant actions that occur. It allows the coachee to recognise that the associations. And their responses to stimuli are within their own control. Especially when they are understood and consciously managed.

Gestalt Coaching

Focuses on the present. Living now is more central than dwelling in the past – or imagining a future divorced from the present. The process starts from the surface and follows the experience of each individual. And not seeking out the unconscious, but staying with what is present and aware.

Awareness is seen as curative and growth producing. The goal is to help individuals stay present with their experience. Staying present is remaining in the here and now. Grounding in the present is more helpful than going back to the past. Or getting lost in an uncertain future. Because of our ‘groundedness’, we accept emerging events as natural.

Transactional Coaching

Transactional coaching which is making something we do better. Doing it in a more efficient, productive and fulfilling way. Transactional Analysis has made complex interpersonal communication more understandable. One of the basic concepts is that people usually interact from one of three ‘Ego States’. These are: Parent, Adult or Child. These interactions between people may happen at overt or covert levels. Each Ego State has its own language and function during communication between people.

Thus; TA looks at the thoughts and feelings that a coachee has about relationships from the past. And how these happen in the present. Then how they affect the client’s relationship with themselves and others.

Each of these approaches will have situations where it is most effective. Having skills in several approaches is best practice. So that you can offer the best coaching experience to your coachees, (clients).

Course Outline

  • Introductions to the different approaches
  • Knowing which approach is best for your coachee
  • Goal setting using these approaches
  • Coaching models and tools for each approach
  • Using these tools – demonstrations
  • Peer coaching sessions with instant feedback
  • Self-evaluation of your sessions

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the differences between these psychological approaches of coaching and classic coaching
  • Understand their place and effectiveness in coaching
  • Learn to understand the preferences of clients and if one of these approaches is the best one for them
  • Learn the skills involved in enabling your clients to reach their goals. Then fulfil their full potential using psychological approaches
  • Create a larger “toolbox” of techniques and tools with these approaches
  • Further develop your own effective coaching skills

Method of Study

The course comes as a complete pdf-based home study, (supported distance learning).

You will enjoy full tutor support via email.

You will receive feedback for your assignments from your tutor

Method of Assessment

The course requires a set number of assignments. Your tutor will mark them and give you useful feedback. These are Tutor Marked Assignments, (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for your portfolio of evidence for the Awarding Body. There are no practical based TMA’s for this course.

Length of Course

Graduation – after completing Tutor Marked Assessments. The Level 4 Diploma is only awarded when all the work has been verified.

Please note it is not an “I have bought it so I will get it even if I do no work” course, you must complete it. The ACCPH verifies your portfolio of evidence.

There is no time limit set on this part of the course. Most people complete it in 3-6 months; some may take almost a year.

Students may register at any time.

Your investment 

Level 4 Psychological Approaches in Coaching course is £95

Accredited by ACCPH

At the end of this Psychological Approaches to Coaching course successful learners will receive a Diploma from Cressingham Coaching Academy.

Cressingham Coaching Academy has undergone a quality check to ensure that they and the courses/programmes offered, meet specific quality criteria as required by ACCPH. The learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against descriptors published by OFQUAL,  ODLQC and other organisations to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The completion of this course does not lead to an OFQUAL, ODLQC qualification. The course itself has been created by Cressingham Coaching Academy to meet the specific requirements of their students.  

ACCPHs’ accreditation involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by their inspectors to ensure the minimum quality is met at all times.  A regular review of Cressingham Coaching Academy and their courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. 

ACCPH provides accreditation to a ‘qualification’ and gives recognition to a providers bespoke programmes, (training/courses) that fall outside the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).

ACCPH will provide an ‘award’ of a certificate of completion.

ACCPH provides this service to a wide variety of training providers for their courses as there is no provision listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications .

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