Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist Level 4

Course code: ABC512

Boost your counselling career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long-term success.

  • Develop your ability to survey a range of differing situations, understanding the problem and its severity.
  • Examine the factors that lead to the issue and how it develops, and become familiar with the models, types of therapy and related theories.
  • This in-depth course will also explore the regulation of the profession and how trainees and qualified counsellors will be affected. You will also be given information on how to set up your own practice .
Course overview

Counsellors encourage clients to explore their feelings, understand their situations better and make positive changes to their lives.

Whilst excellent communication and interpersonal skills are an essential prerequisite for counselling, (as you must be able to listen, set goals and explore development) this course supports you in building your counselling skills and acquiring the information on how to set up your own practice

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), 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.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 140 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist Level 4.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course content
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Development of counselling and psychotherapy
  • Similarities and differences between counselling and psychotherapy
  • Counselling and psychotherapy in context
  • Building the client-therapist relationship
  • Competency skills
  • Communication
  • Applications of skills
  • Transference and counter transference
  • Monitoring generic skills
  • 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
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Assessments Strategies and Skills in CBT
  • Relationship counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Addiction counselling
  • Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
  • Brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis (TA)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Business issues
  • The therapy contract
  • The psychotherapists responsibilities
  • Health, safety and regulations
  • Client assessment
Extra info

Assessment

The Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 140 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), 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.

Q&As

No previous knowledge or skills are required to enrol onto this course. However, some students may prefer to complete the Level 3 Counselling course before enrolling onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • * Student study planner
  • * Student notebook
  • * Document wallet

 

* Not included with the online study option

Once we receive your work, we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist level 4 Certificate.

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

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