Counselling

Course Details

This Counselling Course 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 study guide, plus tutor support. The course documentation for this ABC Awards accredited course is detailed and easy to read.

Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support. The course documentation for this ABC Awards 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. By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this Counselling Course?
  • People considering a career in Counselling.
  • Parents, Teachers and Childcare workers.
  • People who wish to gain an introduction to Counselling and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • None.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
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Topics covered in this Counselling Course

Unit 1: The basics of counselling

  • What is counselling
  • Guidelines for good practice and care

Unit 2: Types of counselling

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • PMS
  • Sexual health
  • Stress

Unit 3: New wave counselling

  • Online counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Combined online/telephone counselling
  • SMS and messaging counselling
  • Video counselling

Unit 4: Traditional counselling styles

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Who goes to counselling?

Unit 5: Listening skills

  • Listening
  • Stages of listening
  • Obstacles of listening
  • Emphatic listening
  • Listeners in control
  • Traps for listeners

Unit 6: Negotiation

  • Negotiation
  • The ‘joint problem-solving’ approach
  • Breaking the rules

Unit 7: Mediation

  • What is mediation?
  • The mediation process
  • The agreement
  • Attributes of a good mediator

Unit 8: Crisis Mediation

  • The problem of ‘Re-entry.’
  • Power imbalance
  • Crisis mediation

Unit 9: Grief and bereavement

  • Anticipatory grief and mourning
  • Grief counselling
  • Framework for counselling
  • The counselling sessions

Unit 10: Couples and relationships

  • What is counselling for couples?
  • The aims of couples counselling
  • Common problems couples may encounter
  • When a couple might seek counselling
  • The counselling session
  • Framework
  • Tools of the counsellor
  • Session structure

Unit 11: Stress problems

  • Identifying stress
  • When a client may seek counselling
  • The aims of stress counselling
  • The therapeutic approach to treating stress
  • Getting support from others
  • The sessions

Unit 12: Counselling for depression

  • Who is likely to be affected by depression?
  • Identifying Depression
  • When a client may seek counselling
  • The therapeutic approach to treating depression
  • The sessions

Unit 13: Eating disorders

  • Causes of eating disorders
  • Identifying eating disorders
  • When a client might seek counselling
  • Treatment strategies
  • The sessions

Unit 14: Alcohol problems

  • Identifying alcohol problems
  • When a client may seek counselling
  • Treatment strategies
  • The sessions

Unit 15: Child counselling

  • What causes children’s problems?
  • The aims of counselling children
  • Therapeutic approaches and skills required
  • The therapeutic process
  • Other considerations when counselling children

Unit 16: Substance abuse

  • What causes substance abuse?
  • Identifying substance abuse
  • When a client may seek counselling
  • The aims of substance abuse counselling
  • Treatment approaches
Assessment
  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.
Technical Requirements
  • Internet connection –  a speed of at least 10Mbps.
  • Browser – we recommend Chrome or Safari for Tablet or Apple Mac; and Firefox or Chrome for PCs.
  • Operating System – PC (Windows 7 or later), Mac or Android.
Accreditation
  • This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards. The Quality Licence Scheme endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.  This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. CMIT can advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education.
  • A QLS award at level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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