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The Institute of Counselling recognises that our students may have different needs to be met when making a course choice. Some of you may wish to use your studies with us to build towards a higher educational qualification and may do so by selecting one of our courses with modules accredited by either Glasgow Caledonian University or the University of the West of Scotland. If you do not have any formal qualifications this is also a good place to start.

Some of you already will be well qualified with perhaps a first degree or even a Masters, with your first priority to gain additional knowledge and skills in your chosen area of counselling. Accreditation may be less important to you and you feel no need to go through the academic rigour necessary within our accredited modules. 

All of our courses will contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and a CPD certificate will be issued by the Institute in addition to your Certificate or Diploma. Full details of whether a course is accredited or not are given in the individual course summaries - if you want further information please contact one of our student advisors on 0141 204 2230.

2500 Diploma in Crisis Counselling

£499.00

This two module course is designed specifically for students who wish to study Crisis Counselling from a clinical and pastoral perspective. The course uses the clinical and pastoral model and identifies practical skills and responses for many counselling situations.  

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2000 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

£499.00

The aim is to provide further training in applying the principles of CBT. It is designed for individuals, especially those in the healthcare profession, who wish to practise CBT thus enhancing therapy effectiveness. The course provides case studies, illustrations, practical activities and assignments.

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820 Certificate in Stress Management

£270.00

This useful and informative course presents many practical insights into Stress; what causes it, how it can be overcome and how to avoid it.

Stress is examined from psychological, social and occupational perspectives. Effective strategies and exercises are presented which can be adapted to meet a wide range of needs.

This makes the course particularly suitable for counsellors or trainees who are encountering the effects of client stress in counselling sessions.

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1500 Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling

£499.00

This is a two module course. 1. Introduction to Counselling, 2. Grief and Bereavement Counselling. You will learn the knowledge and skills to help clients work through the tasks of mourning (Worden). 

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950 Certificate in Spiritual Care

£270.00

The certificate in Spiritual Care teaches you a skilled 'way of being' with people. You will enhance their spiritual awareness and help them identify their spiritual needs in their journey towards wholeness. If you work in the healthcare professions, individual practice, or provide pastoral or spiritual care, then this is the course for you.

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1830 Diploma in Youth Counselling

£499.00

This two module programme begins by giving a grounding in counselling and human growth and development leading on to explain how certain techniques can be best used to help with issues such as drugs, abuse, sexual problems, educational and vocational challenges etc.

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152 Certificate in Understanding Addiction

£270.00

This course is for the experienced Counsellors who wish to expand their knowledge base to take in working with common addictions (e.g. drugs and alcohol) and some of the more recent problems such as internet addiction. It may also be taken following one of our introductory counselling courses.

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123 Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling Skills

£270.00

This course provides you with counselling knowledge and skills to help couples and families work through their relationship issues using a "systems" model.

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YC2 Certificate in Youth Counselling

£270.00

This course may be taken as part of The Diploma in Youth Counselling or as a specialist course for those with previous Counselling experience. It allows the Counsellor to examine more deeply the subject of Youth Counselling and the techniques employed to help young people deal with issues such as relationships, abuse and vocational problems.

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500 Certificate in Grief and Bereavement

£270.00

This course examines the issues involved in Grief and Bereavement and is normally taken as part of a wider course or by a student with previous experience in this area. It looks at the role of the bereavement counsellor in explaining and helping with; stages of grief, tasks of mourning, grieving rituals, a child and adolescent view of death, complicated grief, counselling the dying and other common issues.  

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960 Certificate in Christian Counselling

£270.00

This course will teach you Christian knowledge, skills and practice as recommended by the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). You will be able to use these counselling skills in various settings. 

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640 Diploma in Social Care

£350.00

This new Diploma Course will introduce you to the required knowledge, skills and personal attributes that enable a high standard of Social Care to be delivered in private and public organisations.

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2400 Diploma in Counselling and Spiritual Care

£499.00

Holistic Counselling combines both counselling and spiritual care that fully supports the client. This University Accredited Diploma Course provides the learning to help you do this in the most effective way.

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4000 Diploma In Counselling

£849.00

This is a National Counselling Society (NCS)"Quality Checked" course consisting of 4 counselling modules; Introduction to Counselling, Grief and Bereavement, Couple and Family and Crisis. On completion students may apply for Associate Membership of NCS however giving full details of; your work based mentor support, your experience and skills and information relating to counselling practice may allow you to join at a higher level.

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121 Certificate in Counselling

£270.00


This is the Institute’s most popular course, having been successfully completed by people from various backgrounds and levels of ability. This course is quality checkedby the National Counselling Society and on completion students may apply to join as Associate Members.

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150 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

£270.00

This is an excellent course to enter the field of CBT which is the preferred therapeutic intervention in the NHS. You will learn current skills and models of CBT that are widely respected and practiced.

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3500 Diploma in Addiction Counselling

£499.00

Addiction Counselling is one of the fastest growing counselling services in the UK. This two module Diploma Course may be of specific interest to those working in Healthcare, Social Work  or those of you who wish to extend your counselling knowledge in this area. A range of addictions are covered include: drugs, gambling, sex and the more modern phenomenon of the internet including social networks. 

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