The Counselling Skills Diploma Course will help you begin your journey towards becoming a counsellor. You will be introduced to the core concepts of counselling, what the role involves and the skills used in and the importance of active listening.
One of the most important, if not the most important, aspects of being a good counsellor is the ability to build a relationship of mutual trust and openness with your clients and to establish a strong counsellor-client bond. Through this, both parties will be successful in helping the client to reach their goals. This course guides you through acquiring the skills needed to facilitate this, the importance of the first interview with a client, the tasks a counsellor should be mindful of when interviewing, and the concept of non-directive interviewing.
Further to this, the Counselling Skills Diploma Course outlines the personal skills that make a good counsellor. You will also learn important and essential theories on motivation and empathy that should be applied in counselling, to encourage success and further strengthen the counsellor-client relationship.
As a counsellor, you will work with people suffering from grief and bereavement. Through studying this course, you will learn to recognise and analyse the various ways in which people react to the loss of a loved one and how grief and the grieving person should be managed. Youll explore the common stages of grief and gain an understanding of the symptoms of complicated grief reactions, which require a more in-depth level of counselling.
Other areas that you will find yourself helping clients with include stress, anxiety and depression. The Counselling Skills Diploma Course explains the two categories of stress symptoms (eustress and distress) and the issues and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Youll explore the process of recognising negative thinking and turning it into positive thinking and how positive thinking can be used to restore self-esteem. Youll also look at an interview excerpt between a counsellor and a client with depression, which shows the use of a CBT approach and how this can aid the client.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
This course isregistered withthe CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1: Introduction to Counselling
Module 2: Basic Interview Skills
Module 3: The Counselling Relationship
Module 4: Motivational Skills
Module 5: Grief and Bereavement
Module 6: Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
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