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Counselling & Psychotherapy - Level 4 Course

Distance Learning Centre
Course summary
140 hours
312 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Counselling and Psychotherapy - 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 NCFE-accredited 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. Students who complete this course will also be able to join the Counselling Society if they achieve the necessary 100 points in the accreditation framework.

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

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Counselling and Psychotherapy - 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.

Upon successful completion of the programme and coursework, students will be awarded a Counselling & Psychotherapy Certificate of Achievement by NCFE.

Approximate Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Training Course Content

This Counselling and Psychotherapy - 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


The cost of this Counselling and Psychotherapy - Level 4 Course is £275 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

About provider

Distance Learning Centre - distance learning courses

Distance Learning Centre - Self-study, online and distance learning courses

The Distance Learning Centre is one of the leading and longest established suppliers of distance learning courses, open learning, home study, and correspondence courses in the UK. Providing distance learning courses since 1994, the Distance Learning Centre has grown to...

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Contact info

Distance Learning Centre

4 Coaley Lane
DH4 4SQ Newbottle, Houghton le Spring

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Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews

Maurice Whittington
"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 always helpful, and always prompt with their feedback."
Emilia Finamore
"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 and psychotherapist. The student support was outstanding. The tutor was so supportive, helpful, gave guidance and was a true mentor. The care, understanding and advise I...
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