Boost your knowledge of counselling and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long-term success. All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email. This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.
Duration study load
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.
No previous knowledge or skills are required to enrol onto this course.
- Dedicated personal tutor support
- Dedicated student support
- Assignment marking and feedback
- Free XO Student Discounts card
- Free CV critique service
- Free employability guide to help you impress future employers
- *Comprehensive study guide
- *Open Study College pen and highlighter
- *Student study planner
- *Student notebook
- *Document wallet
* Not included with the online study option
This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted and then marked by your tutor. No external examination is required.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!
- Who becomes a counsellor?
- Counselling theory and skills
- Problems with directed advice
- Why do people seek counselling?
- Counselling types and settings
- Training and knowledge development
- Structure of counselling
- The main theoretical approaches
- Counselling skills and core competencies
- Ending the counselling relationship
- The counselling relationship
- The counselling contract
- Dealing with clients in crisis
- How theory evolved
- Object relations and ego psychology
- Bringing it all together
- Rogers and the person-centred approach
- The existential approach
- Theoretical perspectives
- Behaviour and learning
- The ABC model
- Defining irrational beliefs
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- The triadic structure of CBT
- CBT Assessment
- Awareness, knowledge and understanding
- Practical skills
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Established in 2007, Open Study College (OSC) is a distance learning course provider that has helped over 110,000 learners take the next step towards achieving their ambitions.
With over 700 courses, ranging from A Levels and GCSEs through to childcare and beauty therapy — there’s something for everyone. All of their qualifications are independently accredited by established awarding organisations, fully equipping you for the future.
Why choose Open Study College?
Whether you’re in full-time work or have family commitments, distance learning at OSC provides the flexibility to create a study schedule that fits around the busy demands of day-to-day life. Accomplish your goals — at your pace, on your terms.
You will also receive the best possible support from the uber-friendly learner services team, as well as guidance from expert tutors who are on hand to answer any queries you might have throughout the duration of your course.
What makes Open Study College different?
Born from a genuine passion to improve the lives of others through education, OSC is a family-run business with decades of experience in the education and distance learning industry.
Seeking a career change? Didn’t get the exam results you wanted? Looking to learn a new skill? Your learning journey has no end at Open Study College. Enrol on one of their courses today and forge the future you’ve always wanted — all from the comfort of your own home!
As an Open Study College learner, your benefits will include an XO Student Discounts membership, exclusive savings on future courses and a complete range of career support — including a free CV critique service, a free employability guide, and job-hunting help from their recruitment experts.