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Certificate in Enhancing Skills in Counselling

The Certificate in Enhancing Skills in Counselling course

This is the Institute’s most popular Certificate course. This Counselling Certificate has been successfully completed by people from various backgrounds and levels of ability. The syllabus will be particularly attractive if you are a person who wishes to help others and would like to acquire counselling skills and expertise to be more effective in that role. This Certificate in Counselling 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.

Learning Method

On-Line/Distance Learning 




Course Details

Course Number: 121
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
Additional Information
Course Info
Course Content
The Certificate in enhancing skills in Counselling provides a comprehensive overview of counselling supplemented by short practical exercises and printed case study assignments. This course 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 consist 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.

Linkages to other courses
The Certificate in Enhancing Skills in Counselling serves as the foundation module of the Institutes Diploma in Counselling (Course 4000).

Credit rated or CPD In addition to the Institute course certificate successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of CPD. If you require academic credit rating you may wish to consider our
Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Module GCU 1 which is part of our Course 5000N Diploma In Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills but can be taken separately.

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

Student Reviews
I am finding the course very stimulating and interesting and I am very impressed with the quick turnround of my assignments from my tutor.
David Wood - Swansea, Wales
Submitted 4410 days ago
Henna Meyer (Course 121)
“My tutor was obviously very experienced and gave excellent tips on additional reading. I found the course a great learning experience.”
Submitted 4732 days ago
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