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Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 4

Counselling Courses - Level 4

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About this course
  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - IQ Level 4 Organisation Award in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Course Code: CNC02
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To purchase this course in a one off full payment it will cost you:

£375.00 - £275.00

About this course

This advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy distance learning course is designed for those with a keen interest in this demanding subject. Through the course you will learn about the key aspects of providing a responsible and informed service to those with a range of  mental health issues.

Course Description

This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and examine the theories and strategies to enable you to prepare for the practical aspects of being a counsellor, should you wish to do so. The course also deals with the practical aspects of being a counsellor to ensure you are operating within professional guidelines and with due regard for your own safety. 

Course Content

The basics of Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • What is counselling and psychotherapy?
  • When is a counsellor not ready to counsel?
  • Who needs counselling?

Models and approaches of therapy

  • CBT
  • Hypnotherapy
  • DBT
  • Drama and art therapy
  • Psychotherapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • CAT
  • Person-centred
  • Solution focused therapy
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy

Types of counselling

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Stress
  • Sexual orientation
  • PMS

Accompanying treatments

  • Antidepressants
  • Sleeping tablets
  • Minor tranquilizers

Mental Health conditions

  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Gender identity disorder

Delivery of Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Individual counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Online counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • SMS text counselling
  • Video Counselling

Listening skills and Validation

  • Stages of listening
  • Types of validation

How to help someone in a crisis

  • Suicide
  • Self harm
  • Eating distress
  • Relationship breakdown

Common problems in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Supervision
  • Communication problems
  • Power and control issues
  • Aggression
  • Safety issues

Abuse and Trauma

  • Staying safe
  • The Law
  • Sexual offences Act
  • Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill 2003
  • Rights of victims
  • Injunctions
  • Evidence
  • Court order
  • Reporting abuse
  • Inner child
  • After abuse
  • Trauma work

Useful strategies

  • Toolbox
  • Halting protocol
  • Writing letters
  • Feeling safe
  • Transactional object
  • Breathing exercises
  • Mindfulness
  • Splitting
  • Projective identification
  • Stabilisation
  • Homework
  • Diary
  • Boundaries

Being a Therapist

  • Confidentiality
  • Registration and Accreditation
  • Insurance
  • Professional development
  • Working ethically
Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by IQ (Industry Qualifications)

Our course has been accredited by IQ, and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 on IQ's own Customised Qualification Framework (CQF) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

The course has been developed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing and has been accredited and quality assured by IQ. IQ gives formal recognition to an organisation's bespoke courses through their Customised Qualifications Framework.  

Industry Qualifications is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).

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http://www.industryqualifications.org.uk/

Method Of Study
  • The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  •  You will get full tutor support via email
  •  You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors    
  •  You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.


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