Islamic Counselling

Islamic Counselling

Alif Institute offers the leading service for Islamic Counselling. It seeks to train and educate clergy, psychologists, professionals and those interested to become Islamic Counsellors, in the field of Islamic Psychology. This service will consist of modules on both the Western Psychology model and Islamic tradition.

Alif Institute's mission is to educate individuals to be the light-bearers of their communities. There is an embedded understanding across the whole organisation that an individual does not have to be a full-time psychologist to become an Islamic Counsellor – you can be a doctor, a baker, an engineer, an imam etc. Alif Institute, therefore, wants to provide access and flexibility to any individual who wants acquire knowledge to become an Islamic Counsellor.

How do I become a counsellor?

The application process is easy and quick. Click here to fill in the application form. You can either send an electronic copy to students@alif-institute.org or you can mail a hard-copy to , Carlton Centre, London NW6 5RA.

Phase 1: Our applications open in September so please fill in the application and send it as soon as possible.

Phase 2: One of our friendly team members will review the application and get in-touch.

Phase 3: You will receive a welcome package with all the relevant information, including the induction date.

Phase 4: You officially become an Alif Institute Islamic Counselling Student .

Application Form

Please download and return the form signed to info@alif-institute.org. Please note that not completing all the mandatory fields will result in a delay of the application form being processed.

Objectives

Train and educate clergy, psychologists, professionals and those interested to become Islamic Counsellors.

Deliver modules on both the Western Psychology model and Islamic tradition.

Deliver courses by qualified instructors in an engaging manner.

Alif Institute will conduct research, develop a framework, develop tools and protocols so that individuals who have an Islamic background can become counsellors, and existing counsellors can become Islamic counsellors.

Our Three Cities

London

Carlton Centre, Granville Road, NW6 5RA

Birmingham

TBC

Manchester

Werneth House, 79 Manchester road , OL8 4LN, Oldham

Why enrol with Alif Institute

Having conducted a thorough research on the current providers of Islamic Counselling programs, we aim to strengthen this field by providing bespoke and unique services, content, support and resources. Our objectives can be summated in the following ways:

1

Stay true to the ‘Islamic’ aspect of Islamic Counselling and provide appropriate Islamic content/modules

2

Ensure the content is delivered by Teachers who are qualified, can speak eloquently and engage with students

3

Have a well-defined curriculum and easy to follow workbooks

4

Support students in their journey to become Licensed Islamic Professional Counsellors (LIPC).

Who can become an accredited counsellor with Alif Institute?

Clergy, psychologists, professionals, individuals looking to change careers and individuals who may simply want to strengthen the family nuclei, can all enroll into our courses which are tailored and considerate of people’s different levels of knowledge and experience. Individuals do not have to be full-time psychologists to become Islamic Counsellors – individuals can be can be a doctor, baker, engineer, imam, teacher and so forth.

Newcomers

Alif Institute aims to promote and encourage anyone with an interest in counselling to become an Islamic Counsellor - irrespective of an individual's background.

Imams & Shariah Graduates

Individuals who have studied Islam and/or those Muslim scholars in a position of authority and leadership e.g. mosques, universities and other institutes.

Mainstream Qualified Counsellors

Muslim and non-Muslim Counsellors who are qualified in mainstream counselling can sign up to Alif Institute's 1 year part-time Islamic Counselling LIPC conversion programme.

Qualified Counsellor with Islamic Studies

Individuals who have Islamic studies knowledge and are qualified counsellors can fast-track their studies and become LIPC accredited Islamic Counsellors.