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Certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counsellling

Why take this course?

Drugs and Alcohol Counselling is one of the fastest growing counselling services in the UK. This is your opportunity to gain a qualification that will enhance your career and counselling practice. 

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how CBT skills, models and strategies within the context of a therapeutic relationship with groups affected by drugs and alcohol addictions.

This Certificate Course is designed for those interested or involved in either healthcare, social care, pastoral care and those dealing with vulnerable groups. 

Employer Sponsorship/Course Funding
Learning Method: Online Distance Learning

Course Details

Course Number: 6002N
Course Fee: £374.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £80.00 (0% APR), followed by 4 monthly payments of £73.50
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Course Content

Course 6002N - Certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling has ten lessons: 

Legal Matters Relating to Drugs
The Aetiology of Addiction
Reasonable Use and the Prevention of Addiction
Behavioural Theory
Assessing the Problem, the Person, and their Suitability for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Engagement and Treatment Planning
Structuring the Treatment Programme
Firming up Commitment: The End of the Beginning
Disengagement and Beyond

Materials supplied with this course

This course has 10 Lessons that include practice exercises and activities, an essay and a case study assignment. Information provided includes current research, a note of recommended textbooks and websites.

Competency Portfolio

Students will be supported by a work-based mentor or colleague in developing a competency portfolio of their CBT and Counselling skills.

Linkages to other courses

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to specialise in a particular area such as coaching and mentoring for personal and professional development.


This course is accredited by the ACCPH. The ACCPH are an independent professional body and register.

Credit Rated or CPD

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an ACCPH accredited award and 300 CPD hours. Your award will be issued by the Institute.

Course Fee: £374.00

You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £80.00
Followed by 4 monthly payments of £73.50

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