This course is available in Paper format and Online.
Advanced Counselling provides an in-depth look into the different models and types of therapy, and the skills you will need in order to help you work with clients effectively. The course explores development and attachment theories, communication skills (such as empathy, clarification and challenge, goal setting, and listening) as well as values and anti-oppressive practice. This home learning course also addresses the current issues surrounding regulation of the profession and how this will affect trainee and qualified counsellors, as well as information regarding setting up your own practice.
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Advanced Counselling Level 4
Course code: CNL03
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certificate of Achievement
This distance course is designed to do two things. Firstly, to introduce you to a range of conditions, problems, and issues that counsellors will have to work with. These include things like addiction, mental illness, and personal crises. In addition, it will also provide you with some of the tools, techniques, and theoretical knowledge that you can use to help people deal with these problems.
Secondly, the course will take you through the practical considerations and steps that you will need to take in order to become a counsellor: setting up in private practice, gaining the appropriate insurance, getting registered, and other things connected with the actual experience of being a counsellor. This course is a first step on the path to becoming a counsellor, not the last.
Unit 1: Models of Therapy
- Analytic Psychology – Carl Jung
- The Psyche
- Psychoanalytic Psychology
- The Oedipal Crisis
- Freud’s Theories
- Therapeutic Method
- Humanistic Psychology
- Carl Rogers
- Cognitive Behavioural Approachs
Unit2: Types of Therapy
- Person-Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- What Techniques Do DBT Therapists Employ?
Unit 3: Working as a Counsellor
- Work Settings
- Common Problems
- Barriers to Communication
- Effective Communication
- Communicating with Children
- Goal Setting
Unit 4: Power, Listening and Progress
- Being Assertive
- Good Practice
- Monitoring Progress
Unit 5: Professional Practice
- Ethics and Dilemmas
- Good Practice
- Benefits and Issues of Registration and Accreditation
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Setting Up a Private Practice
- Professional Witness / Expert in Court
Unit 6: Crisis work, Disorders and Ilness
- Abuse and Trauma
- Working with Specific Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Dissociative Disorders
Unit 7: Useful Strategies: Therapist’s Toolbox
- Tools and Interventions
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 Ltd 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 4 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 Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa 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.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
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.
Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
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.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will 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.