There is a national shortage of qualified therapists able to help people overcome problems associated with addiction. Thousands of people suffer from addictive behaviour and many seek professional help to overcome it.
If you are already working as a counsellor, this Addiction Counselling QLS Level 3 course is an excellent opportunity to specialise in the area of addiction and addictive behaviour. However, the course may also appeal to novices who are considering a career in counselling.
At the end of this course, students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.
What is addiction counselling?
You will help people struggling with addiction in different ways, from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).
CBT helps individuals by identifying their problematic behaviours and turning them into positives. Counselling provides people with addictions to think, feel and act by interrupting the cycle of addiction.
DBT, on the other hand, is based on CBT and is a type of talking treatment. By allowing them to experience, recognise and accept their difficult emotions, the aim is to help them learn to manage those emotions.
There are several avenues you can go down once you have successfully completed this course. You could take a look at our other counselling courses, or you could further your education by studying a counselling degree at university. If you want to work in counselling using your Addiction Counselling Level 3 qualification, here are just a couple of the jobs you could explore (depending on your credentials):
- Substance abuse counsellor
- Clinical supervisor
- Community health worker
- Probation officer
- Mental health counsellor
- Social and community service worker
This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.