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The Positive Ways Peer Coach Diploma is underpinned by Positive Ways own researched approach called DENT© or Dynamic Experiential Narrative Theory. The theory inspires the approach and interventions we have created, to produce techniques. Thus, DENT© is both a theory and a technique.

The course covers a range of psychological theories, concepts, counselling skills, and coaching techniques from other traditions, to form a sound methodology and basis on which our Peer Coaches can draw, to adequately serve their Peer Coachees.

Following, is a sample of some of the areas that are covered within the Peer Coaching Diploma:

  • Understanding the DENT© theory and techniques
  • Peer Support background, principles, and skills
  • Emotional Resilience in Action ©
  • Human needs and motivation theories
  • Attachment theory
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • The Cycle of Adeption ©
  • Essential Counselling and coaching skills
  • Psychodynamic, Jungian, Person-Centred, REBT therapeutic traditions
  • Ethics, Values, Principles and Codes of Conduct in Peer Support
  • Personal Values and Beliefs
  • Diversity and Difference
  • Social Constructionist theories and models

The course is delivered in an active way, whereby theories and concepts are introduced in the ‘doing’ of the work. Homework is set after every classroom session, and is required to gain the full qualification. Full support is given to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

For more information about the course content, please contact Keith on 07834 655171 or Emma on 01767 220129 or email or

Please also contact us to order a full course brochure.