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Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist Level 4

Course Code: ABC512
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

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

  • 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
  • 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

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.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

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

Other Information

  • 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 180 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

    This course will enable you to work 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 online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. However, some students may prefer to complete the Level 3 Counselling course before enrolling onto this course.

Is there a time limit for completion of this course?

You have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

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

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    - Phern Purcell, Shrewsbury

    I'm enjoying the course, more time consuming that I thought. Glad im doing the course

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