The Counselling and Psychotherapy Course

visiting a psychiatristPeople will often turn to a Counsellor or Psychotherapist to talk about hard-hitting topics that a regular doctor may not be equipped to deal with. These can include bereavement, stress, depression, eating disorders, and alcohol or drug abuse. By discussing these issues openly in a safe environment, a person may start to feel better and overcome a problem, rather than letting it affect them over a prolonged period. 

The Counselling and Psychotherapy course from Distance Learning Centre covers the following topics:
  • The Basics of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Models and Approaches of Therapy
  • Types of Counselling
  • Accompanying Treatments
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Delivery of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Listening Skills and Validation
  • How to help Someone in Crisis
  • Common Problems in Counselling and Psychtherapy
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Useful Strategies
  • Being a Therapist
Completing the required coursework for each of these 12 units will allow a candidate to complete the course successfully. You will have the support of a personal tutor to guide you through each unit, as well as a comprehensive study guide and online resources. The course is normally taken over 4 months but is also dependent on the delivery and completion of coursework.

From completing the Counselling and Psychotherapy course you will receive a Level 4 certificate, and are subsequently advised to gain practical experience with a relevant organisation. This will allow you to put your new-found knowledge into practice by talking through issues one on one and helping people overcome problems.
 
Candidates are advised to use the completion of this Level 4 course as evidence of prior learning when applying for higher education and degree level courses. This course is a good basis for starting off a career in Counselling, where you can further specialise in tackling a range of problems after studying at a higher level. 

This Counselling and Psychotherapy course is available through Distance Leaning Centre, and since it is a home study course it can be started and completed at any time.
 
Other courses that the Distance Learning Centre provide include Counselling & Coaching Courses, Psychology & Social Courses and Mental Health & Behaviour Courses.
 
If you are interested in learning more about the Counselling and Psychotherapy course, feel free to read up on the details here, or get in touch with Distance Learning Centre today

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