Diploma In Counselling

Why take this course?
This popular 2 year course is frequently taken by social workers, teachers, nurses, pastoral workers and others in the caring and health professions who seek a post- qualification award in counselling. The course is not as academically demanding as course 5000N which contains University accredited modules.

Course Content
The four modules of the Diploma are as follows:

  • Certificate in Counselling (Course 121)
  • Grief and Bereavement Counselling (Course 500)
  • Couple and Family Counselling (Course 123)
  • Crisis Counselling (Course 420)

The Certificate in Counselling module lays the foundation for progress to the more advanced modules. Study time is about 20 to 24 months.

Materials supplied with this course
The course syllabus is supplemented with suggested background reading and by a wide range of multi-media training materials supplied with each of the 4 modules.

Accredited or CPD
A CPD certificate will be issued by the Institute in addition to the Diploma.

Module 1:

Certificate in Counselling

Why take this course?

The syllabus will be particularly attractive if you are a person who wishes to help others and would like to acquire the skills and expertise to be more effective in that role. The course will provide you with a preliminary understanding of the skills and practice of counselling, as well as an appreciation of the personal qualities associated with the collaborative process of helping.

Course Info
Course Content 
This single module course provides a comprehensive overview of counselling supplemented by short practical exercises and printed case study assignments. It is designed to be completed within 6 months of part-time study, although, should you require it, this period may be extended.

Your course, Certificate in Counselling includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to Counselling Theory
  • The Psychodynamic Approach
  • The Behavioural Approach
  • The Person-Centred Approach
  • The Cognitive Approach
  • The Pastoral Approach
  • The Counselling Process
  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Core Skills of “The Skilled Helper”
  • Professional Practice

Materials supplied with this course
The course materials includes comprehensive course notes (knowledge and practice). The course consists of 10 Lessons and 5 tutor marked assignments, supplemented with suggested background reading to provide insights into the skills and techniques used by professional counsellors. You will be able to observe and become conversant with many of the practical techniques employed by professional counsellors.

Accredited or CPD In addition to the Institute course certificate successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of CPD.

Module 2:

Certificate in Grief and Bereavement

Why take this course? 

This course is aimed at those who wish to build on their knowledge and skills in this particular area of counselling. It will not only aid appreciation and understanding of the feelings people have in working through their grief but also techniques which the counsellor may use in helping the person move forward with their life.

Course Info
Course Content 
This single module course provides a comprehensive overview of Grief and Bereavement Counselling supplemented by short practical exercises and printed case study assignments. It is designed to be completed within 6 months of part-time study, although support may be provided for up to 12 months.

Example Topics covered include looking at:

  • attitudes towards death
  • the individual nature of grief
  • stages of grief and other grief models
  • grieving rituals
  • the role of the bereavement counsellor
  • a child and adolescent view of death
  • the principal components of grief
  • complicated grief
  • counselling the dying
  • ending long term counselling

Materials supplied with this course 
The course materials consist of 10 lessons and 5 tutor marked assignments, supplemented with suggested background reading.

Accredited or CPD In addition to the Institute course certificate successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of CPD.

Module 3:

Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling Skills

Why take this course?

These lessons are designed to assist people who work as couple or family counsellors, or are interested in this area of counselling. The student will receive training in the skills used by those in the caring professions, including; nurses, doctors, social workers, priests, ministers, teachers, careers guidance and youth workers.

Course Info
Course Content 
This single module course provides a comprehensive overview of couple and family counselling supplemented by short practical exercises and printed case study assignments. It is designed to be completed within 6 months of part-time study, although, should you require it, this period may be extended.

It will cover:

  • The counselling process
  • Current issues in Couple and Family Counselling
  • The forces impacting the family
  • Sociological issues impacting couple and family counselling

Materials supplied with this course
The course material includes comprehensive course notes (knowledge and practice. The course consist of 10 lessons and 5 tutor marked assignments, supplemented with suggested background reading.

Accredited or CPD In addition to the Institute course certificate successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of CPD.

Module 4:

Certificate in Crisis Counselling

Why take this course?

This course is directed towards the student with basic knowledge of counselling. However it also caters for those already working in the field of counselling or those who are employed in the helping professions.

The premises of Crisis Counselling are that:

  • People need people and can help one another
  • In moments of crisis most people may not need or find immediate professional help
  • Especially in moments of crisis or trauma counsellors might not be available
  • Lay persons who are highly motivated and carefully trained can be effective counsellors
  • Talking and sharing is therapeutic when the client finds an empathetic listener
  • Relating to human needs in this way is an appropriate clinical and pastoral ministry

Course Info
Course Content 
This single module course provides a comprehensive overview of crisis counselling supplemented by short practical exercises and printed case study assignments. It is designed to be completed within 6 months of part-time study, although, should you require it, this period may be extended.

Your course, Certificate in Crisis Counselling includes the following topics:

  • Premises of Crisis Counselling
  • Counselling and the Family
  • Separation and divorce as a personal crisis
  • Personal and professional ethics
  • Issues of abuse
  • Issues of depression
  • Issues of suicide
  • Gender role development and sexual stereotyping
  • Grief and mourning
  • Detection of mental illness

Materials supplied with this course
The course materials includes comprehensive course notes (knowledge and practice), and consist of 10 Lessons and 5 tutor marked assignments, supplemented with suggested background reading.

Accredited or CPD In addition to the Institute course certificate successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of CPD.

Starting Course

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Deep Learning
The syllabus will be particularly attractive if you are a person who wishes to help others and would like to acquire the skills and expertise to be more effective in that role. The course will provide you with a preliminary understanding of the skills and practice of counselling, as well as an appreciation of the personal qualities associated with the collaborative process of helping.

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Duration: 2 years
Lectures: 4
Level: Intermediate
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