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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

Learning Method
On-Line/Distance Learning 


Course Details

Course Number: 420
Course Fee: £299.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £80.00 (0% APR), followed by 3 monthly payments of £73.00
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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.

Linkages to other courses
The certificate serves as a supporting module within the Institutes Diploma in Counselling
(course 4000).

Accredited or CPD
In addition to the course certificate successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of CPD. Those who require academic accreditation may wish to consider module GCU 4 Crisis and Trauma Couselling skills, which is part of course Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling course 5000N, but may be taken as a separate module.

Cost – £299.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £80.00,
followed by 3 monthly payments of £73.00

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