Diploma in Psychology and Counselling

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Go deep with a diploma in counselling & psychology

Consisting of a bundle of six programs including a section on Professional Practice in Psychology; this counselling & psychology diploma kicks off with an introduction to Psychology Fundamentals Learn elements of self-awareness, explore how perceptions are shaped, and discover what different levels of self-disclosure mean for relationships. Understand some theory behind the skills and techniques used in psychology & counselling and work towards building a more meaningful life. Enrol in a Diploma in Psychology and Counselling now and start making waves in the world.

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Course Duration

12 Months Access | ~300 hours
Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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COURSE BENEFITS

  • Understand the responsibilities involved in a counselling career
  • Learn ways support can be offered to clients by counsellors
  • Discover listening & reflection techniques you can apply at work
  • FREE 12-month IAC student membership on completion
  • Connect with opportunities in the field of counselling
  • Study while you work – flexible counselling & psychology courses

COURSE CONTENTS

  • The Nature and Scope of Psychology
  • The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
  • Environmental Effects on Behaviour
  • Consciousness and Perception
  • Personality
  • Psychological Development
  • Needs, Drives and Motivation
  • Stress
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Individual Behaviour
  • Group Behaviour
  • Methods of Dealing with Psychological Problems
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Learning Specific Skills
  • Listening and Bonding
  • Reflection
  • Questioning
  • Interview Techniques
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • Finding Solutions
  • Ending the Counselling
  • The Counselling Session
  • Focusing on the Present
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Dealing with Crisis
  • Problem Solving Techniques I – Aggression
  • Problem Solving Techniques II – Depression
  • Problem Solving Techniques III – Grief and Loss
  • Problem Solving Techniques IV – Suicide
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I: Freud, Erikson & Jung
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II: Adler
  • Humanistic / Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic / Existential Approaches II
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution-Focussed Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Understanding Counselling
  • Ethics & Confidentiality
  • Understanding the Self
  • Personality
  • Emotions and Behaviour
  • Supervision
  • Referral Practice

FREE membership to the International Association for Counselling

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive a 12-month student membership to the International Association for Counselling. This membership includes a number of fantastic benefits:
  • FREE 12-month student membership to the International Association for Counselling on completion
  • Access to thousands of counselling articles through the International Association for Counselling Journal
  • Interactive webinars and newsletters to keep you update to date with the latest industry trends
  • Connect with opportunities in the field of counselling
  • Gain contacts in the field and get access to networking opportunities
  • Counselling conference and events discounts

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This course costs £499 or only £25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 300 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Completing a Diploma in Psychology & Counselling can be a valuable step toward pursuing a career in the field, although the specific job opportunities available to you will depend on various factors such as your location, additional education or training, and work experience. Here are some potential job options:

  1. Mental Health Support Worker/Assistant: With a certificate in Psychology & Counselling, you may seek positions as a support worker or assistant in mental health clinics, hospitals, or community organisations. You may provide support to individuals with mental health issues, assist with therapy sessions, and help implement treatment plans
  2. Rehabilitation Specialist: Rehabilitation centers or programs may require professionals who can help individuals recover from physical or mental health challenges. With your background in psychology and counselling, you could work as a rehabilitation specialist, assisting clients with developing coping skills, providing emotional support, and facilitating their reintegration into society.
  3. Crisis Hotline Operator: Many crisis hotlines seek individuals who have basic training in counselling and psychology. You could work as a crisis hotline operator, providing immediate emotional support and referrals to callers in distress. Training for crisis hotline work is typically provided by the organisation.
  4. Life Skills Coach: Your certificate in Psychology & Counselling can be useful for working as a life skills coach. In this role, you can assist clients in developing coping strategies, setting goals, and enhancing their overall well-being. Life skills coaches often work with individuals facing various challenges, such as addiction recovery, career transitions, or personal development

Keep in mind that while this course is a valuable starting point, many psychology and counselling careers may require further education, such as a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Additionally, gaining relevant experience through internships or volunteering can significantly enhance your job prospects.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Approximately 300 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally, complete one module per week.

* Excluding £25 administration fee