Course Overview

CIE Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Person-Centred Counselling

Course code: OLL327

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Are you interested in learning about how you can help someone recover from an addiction? Maybe you want to learn how to support a child that is in a bad place? Then this course will give you all of the information you need to help someone through a very dark time in their life.

This course allows you to:

  • Understand how to use information, communication and technology ICT
  • Discover counselling strategies for both adults and children
  • Learn how to help someone through bereavement
  • Explore how to support someone that is addicted to alcohol and drugs
  • Understand money can be an enemy for some people
  • Study the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and explain its approaches
  • Learn about how to deal with someone that has lost a loved one to war, suicide, terrorism and violence

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace.

You will receive all of the course material through an online eLearning portal, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 75,000 students that have already done so.

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Course Content
Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in Counselling Studies
  • Setting up an ePortfolio
  • Independent research
  • Communicating ideas
  • Reflective writing
  • Pro-active implementation of skills
Unit 2: Introduction to counselling part 1
  • Approaches and applications
  • Psychology and psychiatry
  • Humanist approach
  • Experimental processes
Unit 3: Introduction to counselling part 2
  • The psychodynamic approach
  • Personality
  • Behaviour
  • Counsellors
  • Face to face meetings
Unit 4: Child counselling
  • Adolescents
  • Therapeutic environment
  • Skills and strategies
  • Communicating
  • Goals
  • Relationships
  • Transference
Unit 5: Relationship counselling
  • Resolution strategies
  • Projection tendencies
  • Life patterns
  • Relationship attachments
  • Loss
  • Triangulation
  • Models and approaches
Unit 6: Family counselling
  • Family systems
  • Definitive roles
  • Differentiate
  • Negative problems
  • Physical attraction
  • The fragmented family
  • Traditional approaches
  • Research outcomes
  • Interventions
Unit 7: Bereavement counselling part 1
  • Bereavement
  • Grieving process
  • Transference
  • Influencing factors
  • Social and cultural aspects
Unit 8: Bereavement counselling part 2
  • Suicide
  • War
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • Continually searching for reasons
  • Role the deceased
  • Meaning to losses
Unit 9: Addiction counselling part 1
  • Positive and beneficial addiction
  • Negative and harmful addiction
  • Tolerance and withdrawal
  • Relapse
  • Human addiction
Unit 10: Addiction counselling part 2
  • Alcohol addiction
  • The Cycle of Change
  • The Twelve Step Approach
  • Approaches and outcomes
  • Negotiation
  • Self-belief
Unit 11: Addiction counselling part 3
  • Nicotine
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Psychological addiction
  • Gambling
  • Obesity
  • Counselling approaches
Unit 12: Debt counselling
  • Debt
  • Legal ways
  • Prejudices
  • Facilitator
Unit 13: Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Assessment
  • Programme of therapy
  • Implementing changes
  • Confidentiality
Unit 14: CBT: Interventions allied to techniques and individual problems
  • CBT and depression
  • CBT and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • CBT and PTSD
  • CBT and panic disorders
  • CBT and phobias and fears
Unit 15: CBT: Internal and external contributing factors
  • Personality
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Long-term exposure
  • Predisposition
Unit 16: CBT: The intervention approaches
  • Observational learning
  • Self-instruction
  • Maladaptive thoughts and beliefs, and adjustments
  • Rejection of negativity
  • Confronting stressors
  • Relaxation and focusing exercises
Other Information

You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. This means you will have 16 tutor marked assessments. You will also have to take part in self-assessment activities, do your own independent research and conduct your own reflective journal.

Course Duration

This course will take you 2 years to complete. The approximate learning time for each unit is 150 hours.

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received online. You will also get tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

Successful students will achieve a CIE Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Person-Centred Counselling.

This course is awarded by CIE. CIE (Centre for Interactive Education) is an innovative awarding organisation in the UK. Their courses are known to allow learners to study in an interactive and effective way and in a time-efficient manner without compromising the quality of learning.

This course is thoroughly checked to ensure the best practice of quality assurance.

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.


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or an A level standard course (or equivalent) before studying this course (Level 5 qualification).

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have 2 years 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?
  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work by email to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CIE Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Person-Centred Counsel.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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