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>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

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
  • 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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