Counselling Course


 Counselling and Psychology / Posted 4 years ago by CMIT College / 1548 views

Course description

Course Details

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the role of a counsellor and the basic skills required to become a counsellor. No prior knowledge is required. Students receive a course manual, assignments and studyguide, plus tutor support. The course documentation for this ABC accredited course is detailed and easy to read.

Students receive a course manual, assignments and studyguide plus Tutor support. The course documentation for this ABC accredited course is detailed and easy to read.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


Topics Covered in this Course



Unit 1: The Basics of Counselling

What is counselling

Who is a Counsellor

When is a Counsellor not ready to Council

Who needs counselling

Ten Steps to Counselling


Unit 2: Types of Counselling

When a Counsellor is needed

Types of counselling offered: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Eating, Disorders, PMS, Sexual health, Stress


Unit 3: New Wave Counselling

On-line Counselling. Telephone Counselling. Telephone / Internet counselling. SMS text counselling. Video counselling. The Future


Unit 4: Traditional Counselling Styles

What are the different Types of Traditional Counselling

Individual Therapy. Couples Therapy. Family therapy. Group Therapy. Who goes to Counselling


Unit 5: Listening Skills


Stages of listening

Obstacles of Listening

Emphatic Listening

Listeners in Control

Traps for Listeners


Unit 6: Negotiation

Negotiation. The Establishment Group. The Community group. Negotiation in General

The Joint Problem-Solving Approach: Definition of the Problem. Using Objective Criteria. Options for Mutual Gain. Separate the People from the Problem. Suggestions. Breaking the Rules. Alternatives

Best Alternative to Negotiated Agreement


Unit 7: Mediation

What is Mediation When is Mediation called for

Responsibilities. Preliminaries. The Introductory Phase. Problem Definitions.

Respect the Parties’ Ability to reach a settlement

Caucus Meetings. The Second session

Attributes of a Good Mediator


Unit 8: Crisis Mediation

Power imbalance

The Power of skill and Knowledge

A Summary of Factors Influencing the Balance of Power

Analysis and Responses


Who should complete this course?

People considering a career in Counselling.

Parents, Teachers and Childcare workers.

People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in Counselling and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites




This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.



At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a level 3 ABC Award certificate in Counselling. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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