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Credit Rated Counselling Courses

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.

GCU 1 Certificate in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling - Glasgow Caledonian University Accredited

£389.00

A solid foundation in counselling skills is required to enter the field of Counselling. This in depth course will provide you with person-centred counselling skills integrated with Egan's "The Skilled Helper" model. Additionally it offers more in depth study leading to better understanding by examining various counselling models and the history behind them.

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GCU 2 Grief & Bereavement Counselling- Glasgow Caledonian University Accredited

£389.00

This University Accredited course may be taken as part of The Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills course or as a specialist course for those with previous Counselling experience. It allows the Counsellor to examine more deeply the subject of Grief and Bereavement and the techniques employed to help clients through this.

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GCU 3 Couple & Family Counselling - Glasgow Caledonian University Accredited

£389.00

This University Accredited course may be taken as part of The Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills or as a specialist course for those with previous Counselling experience. It allows the Counsellor to examine more deeply Couple and Family Counselling Skills, in particular "systems theory" and the techniques employed to help clients through the issues presented.

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GCU 4 Crisis & Trauma Counselling - Glasgow Caledonian University Accredited

£389.00

This University Accredited course may be taken as part of The Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills Course or as a specialist course for those with previous Counselling experience. It allows the Counsellor to examine more deeply the subject of Crisis and Trauma and the immediacy of the techniques employed to help clients through this.

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CR500 Certificate in Spiritual and Holistic Care credit rated

£270.00

Chaplains and care givers are seeking courses that will enhance their spiritual care. Helping people who have faith, no faith or are agnostic requires in depth education which this course in spiritual care offers you. 

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UT1000 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (University of the West of Scotland Accredited Modules)

£499.00

As well as offering a foundation in counselling this course takes the student forward to help them understand and develop professional and ethical practice in therapeutic counselling. Both modules are University accredited.

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UW600 Certificate in Therapeutic Communication (University of the West of Scotland Accredited)

£270.00

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CR YC2 Certificate in Youth Counselling (credit rated)

£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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CR 1830 Diploma in Youth Counselling - credit rated

£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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CR1000 Diploma in Counselling and Spiritual Care credit rated

£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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CRCM Certificate in Christian Mindfulness

£279.00

This course equips Christians for recovery and growth.

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UW200 Certificate in Counselling (University of the West of Scotland Accredited)

£270.00

This course provides an excellent introduction to Counselling and is approved by the National Counselling Society. It helps students understand the critical nature of core qualities and appreciation of the different counselling models - in particular the person centred model explained so well by Egan in his outstanding textbook "The Skilled Helper." It looks at employing key skills of problem management, and opportunity development. Building professional and ethical practice is at the heart of this course.  

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5000N Diploma In Clinical and Pastoral Counselling

£1,359.00

This University accredited programme of 4 counselling modules allows the student to build on the introductory module which brings an understanding and appreciation of counselling and current models, and then leads the student into the more specialist counselling modules covering Grief and Bereavement, Couples and Families and Crisis and Trauma. On completion the student will have gained 120 SCQF points at level 9 (third year Ba/BSc.)

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