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
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
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.