Counselling Skills Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Take the Counselling Skills Diploma Course and you’ll learn the concepts, theories, skills and practices used in counselling. You’ll find out what the role of a counsellor involves, the skills needed to embody the position, how to be good at it and how to establish a strong bond with clients. You’ll explore grief and bereavement, stress, anxiety and depression, and how to help clients get through these difficult times. You’ll make life-changing differences.

The Counselling Skills Diploma Course will help you begin your journey towards becoming a counsellor, by giving you the chance to earn a diploma certificate in counselling. You will be introduced to the core concepts of counselling, what the role involves and the skills used in and the importance of active listening.

One of the most important, if not the most important, aspects of being a good counsellor is the ability to build a relationship of mutual trust and openness with your clients and to establish a strong counsellor-client bond. Through this, both parties will be successful in helping the client to reach their goals. This course guides you through acquiring the skills needed to facilitate this, the importance of the first interview with a client, the tasks a counsellor should be mindful of when interviewing, and the concept of non-directive interviewing.

Further to this, the Counselling Skills Course outlines the personal skills that make a good counsellor. You will also learn important and essential theories on motivation and empathy that should be applied in counselling, to encourage success and further strengthen the counsellor-client relationship.

As a counsellor, you will work with people suffering from grief and bereavement. Through studying this course, you will learn to recognise and analyse the various ways in which people react to the loss of a loved one and how grief and the grieving person should be managed. You’ll explore the common stages of grief and gain an understanding of the symptoms of complicated grief reactions, which require a more in-depth level of counselling.

Other areas that you will find yourself helping clients with include stress, anxiety and depression. The Counselling Skills Diploma Course explains the two categories of stress symptoms (eustress and distress) and the issues and symptoms of depression and anxiety.

You’ll explore the process of recognising negative thinking and turning it into positive thinking and how positive thinking can be used to restore self-esteem. You’ll also look at an interview excerpt between a counsellor and a client with depression, which shows the use of a CBT approach and how this can aid the client.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If your job involves helping others (carer, teacher, pastoral worker, social worker, etc.) or if you simply want to be supportive to others, the Counselling Skills Diploma Course will teach you techniques that will help you to be more effective.

For those looking to pursue a career in this field, this course alone does not qualify you to work as a counsellor, but provides a preliminary understanding of the skills used, lays the foundations for further study, and will improve your confidence along with your level of knowledge.

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The Counselling Skills Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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