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Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist Level 4

Open Study College
Course summary
349 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Counsellors provide a valuable service which requires a solid knowledge of the skills and techniques used to meet a clients needs. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are an essential prerequisite for counselling, as you must be able to listen, set goals and explore developments. Develop your ability to survey a range of differing situations, understanding the problem and its severity.

Course Content

Unit 1: Defining Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Development of counselling and psychotherapy
  • Similarities and differences between counselling and psychotherapy
  • Counselling and psychotherapy in context

Unit 2: Core values and skills in counselling and psychotherapy

  • Building the client-therapist relationship
  • Competency skills
  • Communication
  • Applications of skills
  • Transference and counter transference
  • Monitoring generic skills

Unit 3: Models and approaches in counselling and psychotherapy

  • The psychodynamic approach
  • Humanist/person-centred approach
  • Personal awareness
  • Experiential focusing
  • Behavioural and cognitive approaches
  • Using behavioural methods
  • The systems model
  • The psychosocial/life stage model

Unit 4: Counselling specialities

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Assessments strategies and skills in CBT
  • Relationship counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Addiction counselling

Unit 5: Psychotherapy specialities

  • Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
  • Brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis (TA)
  • Gestalt therapy

Unit 6: Practitioner strategies

  • Business issues
  • The therapy contract
  • The psychotherapists responsibilities
  • Health, safety and regulations
  • Client assessment

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Expenses



Pay Now: GBP 349.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 67.35 with a deposit of GBP
44.90 totalling 449

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