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>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Counselling 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

  • Online 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

  • Listening
  • 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 with 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
  • 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 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards and Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
  • An ABC Awards Level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications, but is not an award on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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