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COURSE OVERVIEW

The most exciting thing is, that if you have "been there, done it, worn the T-shirt and watched the DVD", you are probably the best person to "counsel" them! Counselling is, quite literally, a "talking" therapy, and most of us often use counselling skills part of everyday life both in our verbal and non-verbal communication with others. If you're also a good listener, then you could be ideally suited to this profession.

ENTRY-LEVEL COURSE

Our Counselling Skills course is an ideal entry-level choice for those individuals who want to help others suffering from stress, depression, addiction, eating disorders, divorce plus many more mentally-challenging conditions. It's perfect for those interested in working within the helping professions, whether as a counsellor, social worker, nurse or even the police.

This course has been endorsed by Focus Awards through their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme. The content and depth of study required have been benchmarked at Level 3.

NCS – NATIONAL COUNSELLING SOCIETY

By the end of the course students will have developed a sound understanding of the key skills and tools needed to work with clients, and the importance of values and ethics. This course is 'quality checked' by the National Counselling Society which means that Students of this course can apply for student membership with the Society and upon successful completion of the course can apply for Associate level membership.

WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THE COURSE?

The course examines the "core counselling skills", and how these skills form a vital part of working with clients. The course then focuses on the different methods of counselling and the importance of anti-oppressive practice. Finally we look at personal development, the importance of understanding yourself, and your own support needs.

Perhaps surprisingly, the Counselling Skills Course has no entry requirements, other than personal motivation, desire and a genuine interest in the subject matter. As long as you also have a good general standard of education, you will gain immense benefit from it.

The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight

The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight

What are you waiting for? Book your course today and start improving the life's of friends, colleagues and relatives tomorrow, as well is your own. It really could be that life-changing.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - DON'T MISS OUT IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT COUNSELLING!

You really won't want to miss out on this. Many of our students have found that the course is also an excellent "warm-up" or precursor to the advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Course. For a very limited time you will be delighted to know that we have bundled this course with our most popular professional-level course, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

SPECIAL OFFER

For the next seven days ONLY, those students intending to either move into the wider profession or gain a much deeper understanding of themselves and others, can get both courses (if ordered together) for a massive 35% off!

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

Unit 1: Using Counselling Skills

What is Counselling?
Why do people seek counselling?
Barriers to Counselling
Core Counselling Skills
Establishing a Helping Relationship
Using Core Counselling Skills in a Helping Relationship
Endings


Unit 2: Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories

Humanistic Theory
Person Centred Theory
Cognitive Behavioural Theory
Psychodynamic Theory
How Counselling Theory Underpins the Use of Counselling Skills
Delivery
Individual Counselling
Group Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Online Counselling
Telephone Counselling
SMS Text Counselling
Video Counselling


Unit 3: Diversity and Ethics in the Use of Counselling Skills

Values
What is an Ethical Framework?
Key Aspects of an Ethical Framework
What is Oppression?
Anti-oppressive Practice
Power
Referral
Confidentiality
Supervision


Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Personal Development

Learning Styles
Developing Self Understanding
Meeting your own support needs
Reflection
Feedback
Overcoming barriers to personal development
My Goals


Important Vocabulary

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive a Level 3 Certificate of achievement in Counselling Skills from Focus Award. Once you have this certification you will be able to further enhance your employability in the sector, industry or area of interest by continuing your studies to the next level if you wish.


This course has been accredited through the Focus Awards “Focus on Quality Provision” (FQP) Scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

Focus Awards is requalted as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. FQP programmes are designed to give formal recognition to courses in a wide range of subjects that fall outside the QCF. They are not qualifications; on successful graduation from the course you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

FQP courses are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Can anyone do the course?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands of the course. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The course materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style. In addition to the comprehensive course materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What will the course cover?

The course covers the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite at this level, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is the course accredited?

This course has been accredited through the Focus Awards “Focus on Quality Provision” (FQP) Scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

Although the course is comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

What does the course prepare me for?

The course materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

This course has been accredited through the Focus Awards “Focus on Quality Provision” (FQP) Scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. Certificates will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.

How do I send in my work?

You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

What do I receive once I order the course?

We will send you ALL the course materials. This consists of a folder and Study Guide, plus a package of bonus materials and items to enhance your learning experience.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

The course should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, the course can be completed in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?

There is a suggested word count given for the tutor marked assignments, but it is more important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with the course. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

What if I don’t like the course? Can I send it back?

Yes, if you are not happy with the course and feel it is not for you, you can return it within 7 days in accordance with the terms and conditions on our web site: www.mydistance-learning-college.com.

Do I need a computer to take the course?

Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.

Is the course paper-based or online?

The course is paper-based and comes in a sturdy folder. Alternatively, start your course immediately and save £££’s by studying exclusively online, with full access to your course materials and tutor support, studying has never been easier!

What made you decide to become a counsellor?

Over the years I had many friends and family members who had experienced difficult times through issues such as divorce, bereavement and alcohol problems. I always wanted to do my best to help them, and tried to be as supportive as I could by being there as someone they could talk to; they would often say that they felt better just because someone was there to listen.

What qualifications do I need?

There is currently no legal requirement in the UK to have any specific qualifications or experience in order to call yourself, and practice as a counsellor. However, clients will always want to see that you have relevant qualifications or experience in the area and that you are a member of a professional body.

Once you have obtained membership with an awarding body, you will need to meet their rigorous requirements for CPD in order to maintain your registration. These are set out by the individual organisations.

Where can I work?

Counsellors are employed in a wide range of settings , including the voluntary sector, NHS, and employers such as local authorities who offer a counselling service to staff. Many counsellors also decide to set up their own private practice – either to see clients face-to-face, or to offer email or telephone counselling sessions to clients.

How much can I earn?

The amount you earn largely depends on the sector you decide to work in. The starting salary for many counsellors is around £19,000+ a year. Those in a supervisory role can earn between £30,000 - £40,000 a year. For counsellors who work privately, the amount they earn is dependent on the number of clients they see – many typically charge between £30 to £50 an hour.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The most exciting thing is, that if you have "been there, done it, worn the T-shirt and watched the DVD", you are probably the best person to "counsel" them! Counselling is, quite literally, a "talking" therapy, and most of us often use counselling skills part of everyday life both in our verbal and non-verbal communication with others. If you're also a good listener, then you could be ideally suited to this profession.

ENTRY-LEVEL COURSE

Our Counselling Skills course is an ideal entry-level choice for those individuals who want to help others suffering from stress, depression, addiction, eating disorders, divorce plus many more mentally-challenging conditions. It's perfect for those interested in working within the helping professions, whether as a counsellor, social worker, nurse or even the police.

This course has been endorsed by Focus Awards through their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme. The content and depth of study required have been benchmarked at Level 3.

NCS – NATIONAL COUNSELLING SOCIETY

By the end of the course students will have developed a sound understanding of the key skills and tools needed to work with clients, and the importance of values and ethics. This course is 'quality checked' by the National Counselling Society which means that Students of this course can apply for student membership with the Society and upon successful completion of the course can apply for Associate level membership.

WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THE COURSE?

The course examines the "core counselling skills", and how these skills form a vital part of working with clients. The course then focuses on the different methods of counselling and the importance of anti-oppressive practice. Finally we look at personal development, the importance of understanding yourself, and your own support needs.

Perhaps surprisingly, the Counselling Skills Course has no entry requirements, other than personal motivation, desire and a genuine interest in the subject matter. As long as you also have a good general standard of education, you will gain immense benefit from it.

The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight

The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight

What are you waiting for? Book your course today and start improving the life's of friends, colleagues and relatives tomorrow, as well is your own. It really could be that life-changing.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - DON'T MISS OUT IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT COUNSELLING!

You really won't want to miss out on this. Many of our students have found that the course is also an excellent "warm-up" or precursor to the advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Course. For a very limited time you will be delighted to know that we have bundled this course with our most popular professional-level course, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

SPECIAL OFFER

For the next seven days ONLY, those students intending to either move into the wider profession or gain a much deeper understanding of themselves and others, can get both courses (if ordered together) for a massive 35% off!

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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