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Counselling and Psychotherapy - QLS Level 4 Course

140 hours
318 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

Counselling and Psychotherapy - QLS Level 4 Course - 120 hours of self study

This Counselling and Psychotherapy - Level 4 Course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of what a Counsellor does, and to give them a range of skills to successfully help those in need, whether acquaintances, relatives, work colleagues or clients.

The distance learning training programme covers a broad range of topics including:

  • listening skills
  • crisis mediation
  • stress
  • depression
  • bereavement
  • alcohol, drug & substance abuse

Although Counsellors do not currently require any official qualifications to practice, this  course will help students prove their skill level to employers, becoming more attractive candidates but also improving their own confidence in approaching a counselling role

Learn to help others with counselling & psychotherapy knowledge & techniques - enquire about this course here

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Approximate Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Counselling and Psychotherapy - QLS Level 4 Course is generally suitable for anyone with an interest in developing Counselling skills for their professional or personal lives.

As the course is set at Level 4, learners should have:

  • a good level of literacy
  • education up to GCSE C grade or higher

Questions about suitability or pre-requisites? Contact Distance Learning College here for more information

Outcome / Qualification etc.

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 4 Endorsed Certificate of Achievementfrom the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course)..

Training Course Content

This Counselling and Psychotherapy - QLS Level 4 Course covers the following units:

  • The Basics of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Models & Approaches of Therapy
  • Types of Counselling
  • Accompanying Treatments
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Delivery of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Listening Skills & Validation
  • How to Help Someone in Crisis
  • Common Problems in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Useful Strategies
  • Being a Therapist

Need more information on course content? Contact Distance Learning Centre here for a more detailed outline

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Maurice Whittington
02 Mar 2016

"The materials provided me with all the help needed to progress. They were set out in easy to understand wording, which was great because it kept up your interest. Support was a...

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Emilia Finamore
21 Feb 2016

"The course was amazing and the material was clear and concise. I enjoyed every moment of the course and found it provided me with the tools I need to be an effective counsellor...

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The cost of this Counselling and Psychotherapy - QLS Level 4 Course is £318 VAT included.

This sum includes:

    • paper-based training materials
    • comprehensive study guide
    • personal tutor support (12 months)
    • assessment & certification

For more information on course costs and study materials, contact Distance Learning Centre here

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