Certificate in Counselling Skills Online Course

Beginner's Guide To Counselling


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Beginner's Guide To Counselling

This popular course will give you a firm foundation in counselling skills. If your job involves helping others, or if you simply want to be supportive to others, then you’ll learn techniques that will help you be more effective in that role.

This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of Counselling and are considering making a career change to become a counsellor, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of counselling, or existing counsellors, teachers, coaches or parents looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in the Counselling , though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full counselling qualification.

This course is particularly suitable for those working in: health care, social work, pastoral work, care for the elderly and teaching. Your studies will provide you with a preliminary understanding of the skills and practice of counselling, as well as an appreciation of the personal qualities associated with the collaborative process of helping others. Counselling is essentially a lively, human and personal experience between two people. Therefore, it is a process which requires a commitment of time and effort from both parties.

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in helping others.

It is particularly relevant for:

  • employees in the caring professions
  • pastoral workers
  • social workers
  • teachers

Who would benefit from this course?

Counsellors are there to help their client look for and find answers to situations which are troubling them and to become more in charge of their lives, to feel empowered and gain a stronger sense of self.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of counselling
  2. Comprehensive 6 module Accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading counselling experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: Introduction to Counselling

  • Part 1: Basic Concept of Counselling
  • Part 2: Role of the Counsellor
  • Part 3: Role of Active Listening in Counselling
  • Part 4: Active Listening in Practice
  • Part 5: Key Concepts
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Basic Interview Skills

  • Part 1: Tasks of the Counsellor in Interviewing
  • Part 2: Skills Required in Establishing the Counsellor-Client Relationship
  • Part 3: Non-Directive Counselling
  • Part 4: Interviewing in Practice
  • Part 5: Key Concepts
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Counselling Relationship

  • Part 1: The Importance of Empathy in Relationship Building
  • Part 2: Trial and Error in Counselling
  • Part 3: Motivational Skills
  • Part 4: Factors that Make the Best Counsellors
  • Part 5: Motivational Interviewing in Practice
  • Part 6: Key Concepts
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Motivational Skills

  • Part 1: Role of the Counsellor
  • Part 2: Questions that Elicit Self-Motivating Statements from the Client
  • Part 3: Counsellors’ Roadblocks to Communication
  • Part 4: More Motivational Interviewing in Practice
  • Part 5: Key Concepts
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Grief and Bereavement

  • Part 1: The Different Forms and Reactions of Grief and Bereavement
  • Part 2: Feelings of Grief in Normal and Violent Circumstances
  • Part 3: Managing Grief and the Grieving Person
  • Part 4: Grief and Bereavement Counselling in Practice
  • Part 5: Key Concepts
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

  • Part 1: Categories of Stress Symptoms
  • Part 2: Issues and Symptoms of Depression
  • Part 3: Issues and Symptoms of Anxiety
  • Part 4: How to Turn Negative Thinking into Positive Thinking
  • Part 5: Interviewing for Depression in Practice
  • Part 6: Key Concepts
  • Module 6 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Beginner's Guide To Counselling

This popular course will give you a firm foundation in counselling skills. If your job involves helping others, or if you simply want to be supportive to others, then you’ll learn techniques that will help you be more effective in that role.

This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of Counselling and are considering making a career change to become a counsellor, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of counselling, or existing counsellors, teachers, coaches or parents looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in the Counselling , though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full counselling qualification.

This course is particularly suitable for those working in: health care, social work, pastoral work, care for the elderly and teaching. Your studies will provide you with a preliminary understanding of the skills and practice of counselling, as well as an appreciation of the personal qualities associated with the collaborative process of helping others. Counselling is essentially a lively, human and personal experience between two people. Therefore, it is a process which requires a commitment of time and effort from both parties.

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in helping others.

It is particularly relevant for:

  • employees in the caring professions
  • pastoral workers
  • social workers
  • teachers

Who would benefit from this course?

Counsellors are there to help their client look for and find answers to situations which are troubling them and to become more in charge of their lives, to feel empowered and gain a stronger sense of self.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of counselling
  2. Comprehensive 6 module Accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading counselling experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: Introduction to Counselling

  • Part 1: Basic Concept of Counselling
  • Part 2: Role of the Counsellor
  • Part 3: Role of Active Listening in Counselling
  • Part 4: Active Listening in Practice
  • Part 5: Key Concepts
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Basic Interview Skills

  • Part 1: Tasks of the Counsellor in Interviewing
  • Part 2: Skills Required in Establishing the Counsellor-Client Relationship
  • Part 3: Non-Directive Counselling
  • Part 4: Interviewing in Practice
  • Part 5: Key Concepts
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Counselling Relationship

  • Part 1: The Importance of Empathy in Relationship Building
  • Part 2: Trial and Error in Counselling
  • Part 3: Motivational Skills
  • Part 4: Factors that Make the Best Counsellors
  • Part 5: Motivational Interviewing in Practice
  • Part 6: Key Concepts
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Motivational Skills

  • Part 1: Role of the Counsellor
  • Part 2: Questions that Elicit Self-Motivating Statements from the Client
  • Part 3: Counsellors’ Roadblocks to Communication
  • Part 4: More Motivational Interviewing in Practice
  • Part 5: Key Concepts
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Grief and Bereavement

  • Part 1: The Different Forms and Reactions of Grief and Bereavement
  • Part 2: Feelings of Grief in Normal and Violent Circumstances
  • Part 3: Managing Grief and the Grieving Person
  • Part 4: Grief and Bereavement Counselling in Practice
  • Part 5: Key Concepts
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

  • Part 1: Categories of Stress Symptoms
  • Part 2: Issues and Symptoms of Depression
  • Part 3: Issues and Symptoms of Anxiety
  • Part 4: How to Turn Negative Thinking into Positive Thinking
  • Part 5: Interviewing for Depression in Practice
  • Part 6: Key Concepts
  • Module 6 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 012CE66
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access-Study at your own pace
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 150 hours of study
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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