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 Awards 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 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 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
  • 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 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

  • 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 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
  • 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.  The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
  • 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.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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by Student August 2017 on Aug 2 2017 10:54

I found this course to be very helpful and interesting.

by Student July 2017 on Jul 5 2017 09:32

Very interesting.

by Student March 2017 on Mar 27 2017 15:34

The course is awesome, it has increased my knowledge about counseling and life in general. CMIT staffs are simply the best even when i had issues combining it with my school work, their responses and fantastic emails kept me going.

by Student August 2016 on Aug 10 2016 10:31

The course is very interesting and the manual is also self explanatory. My tutor is also very friendly and I love her commitment.

by Student January 2016 on Jan 19 2016 15:22

Very interesting course, i feel i learnt a lot & the tutor was very helpful.

by Student January 2016 on Jan 19 2016 15:20

I found the tutor excellent and staff very helpful.

by Student November 2015 on Nov 3 2015 15:48

The Tutor is extremely helpful and I learn a lot from her feedback in regards to assignments and links she posts.

by Student October 2014 on Oct 20 2014 09:38

I found this course really easy to follow and informative. My tutor was always helpful and kind.

by Student October 2014 on Oct 13 2014 10:55

I thoroughly enjoyed my course. It was great to get the chance to study something that I am interested in and it has encouraged me to go on and do further studies.

by on Feb 4 2014 15:36

Student November 2013 My tutor was a lady. She guided me in the right direction and gave great feedback. I looked forward to my next assignment each time.
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