Counselling & Psychotherapy CourseOpen Study Courses
- Distance learning
- 100 hours of study
Frequent Asked Questions
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Counselling & Psychotherapy and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
NCFE & EDL Certificate
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Counselling & Psychotherapy Certificate. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Counselling Psychotherapy is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
Why not completely change the direction of your life? If you like working with people and helping others overcome their problems, our Counselling and Psychotherapy course could provide the stimulus you require.
Many people today need Counselling to help them cope with problems such as Personality Disorder, Eating disorder, OCD, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Sexual Orientation to name but a few.
And that’s where you could come in. This distance learning Counselling course will provide you with an excellent foundation. Combined with our "unique" practical training, in which you will be allocated a client who you will assist via the telephone (subject to you passing your interview), this will allow you to take the first steps to becoming a qualified Counsellor.
COURSE KEY TOPICS
The basics of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Models and approaches of therapy
Types of counselling
Mental Health conditions
Delivery of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Listening skills and Validation
How to help someone in a crisis
Common problems in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Abuse and Trauma
Being a Therapist
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your Certificate by NCFE & EDL as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
HOME STUDY RESOURCES
After completing this course you may well consider joining a professional body such as the Counselling Society, ISPC – International Society of Professional Counsellors - or the BACP. You can also apply for membership to 'Counselling' a registered charity and use the initials 'CCC' after your name. All these organisations have different levels of membership and different requirements for gaining membership. This can make it hard for us to give you a definitive answer on whether, after completing this course, you are guaranteed to gain membership. What we can tell you is that if you complete this course over two years, complete a supervised placement and gain practical experience through this course, it would be unlikely for you not to gain membership. In fact previous students have gone on to gain membership after this course. We can of course offer you advice and guidance on obtaining membership to a professional body once you have completed the course, and your tutor can provide written references to support your application.
We recommend you spend approximately 100 hours of your time studying for the Counselling & Psychotherapy course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Professional Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Counselling & Psychotherapy and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Counselling & Psychotherapy home study course is Rs. 52,813, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only Rs. 42,251 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also avail a 10% discount if you opt to pay in 50/50. You can enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 23,766 and one payment of Rs. 23,766 next month.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 21,125 and then 4 equal payments of Rs. 7,922 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
NCFE Level 4 Counselling & Psychotherapy Award
EDL Professional Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
This is a dual certification course. Successful Learners will be awarded an international qualification from NCFE and a professional certificate from your college EDL. Fees for both are included in the course fee.
A Professional certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy will improve your career opportunities, job prospects and provide a foundation for further education not only in India but in the US, Australia the UK and the rest of Europe.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by NCFE and EDL
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
As a counsellor, you would give people time, attention and a safe, confidential environment to help them explore their feelings. People can seek counselling for many reasons, including relationship difficulties, bereavement, or wanting to improve the way they deal with everyday life. It would not be your job to advise your clients what to do, but instead you would encourage them to look at their options and find their own solutions for positive change. You would tend to use one particular theoretical approach to counselling, such as person-centred, humanistic or psychodynamic. You might work with clients with a wide range of issues, or specialise in an area such as eating disorders or addiction. Your work would involve: building a relationship of trust and respect with clients agreeing on a 'counselling contract' to establish what will be covered in sessions encouraging clients to talk about the feelings that have made them seek counselling listening carefully, asking questions and clarifying your understanding of the client's situation empathising with the client's issues, but challenging them when necessary helping clients to see things more clearly or from different perspectives referring clients to other sources of help if appropriate attending regular sessions with your counselling supervisor keeping confidential records. In most cases you would counsel clients face-to-face on a one-to-one basis, but you could also work with couples, families or groups, or counsel people over the phone or internet.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE
I have recently completed the Counselling & Psychotherapy Certificate and passed with distinction. I found the course very interesting and the support offered through the student area was excellent. Joshua Cole proved to be an excellent mentor and his feedback was both quick and thorough. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in this subject.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Professional Award in Counselling & Psychotherapy home study course and earn your award:
1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
2. A full range of student services, including:
Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
Guide to Effective Study Techniques
How to approach exams without fear
3. An NCFE Quality Assured Award upon course completion.
4. An EDL Professional certificate upon course completion.
5. One year educational support by e-mail, post, or fax.
6. Free postage and packaging
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 10 days your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
Work placements: Counsellor
Contact person: Student Support Team