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Counselling and Psychotherapy at QLS Level 4

Counselling and Psychotherapy at QLS Level 4
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£320.00

This course is available in Paper format and Online.

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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.

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Introduction

Counselling and Psychotherapy at QLS Level 4

Course code: CNL02

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 4

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 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).

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Study

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.

Online Version

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.

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 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.