CIE Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Person-Centred Counselling

Course code: OLL327

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? This course will give you all of the information you need to help someone through a very dark time in their life.

  • 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 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.
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

This level 5 diploma is focused on developing your skills in person-centred counselling, developing your therapeutic skills. 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 90,000 students that have already done so.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Study Hours

140 hours per unit.

Course Outcome

CIE Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Person-Centred Counselling.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


An ePortfolio consisting of 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 content
  • Setting up an ePortfolio
  • Independent research
  • Communicating ideas
  • Reflective writing
  • Pro-active implementation of skills
  • Approaches and applications
  • Psychology and psychiatry
  • Humanist approach
  • Experimental processes
  • The psychodynamic approach
  • Personality
  • Behaviour
  • Counsellors
  • Face to face meetings
  • Adolescents
  • Therapeutic environment
  • Skills and strategies
  • Communicating
  • Goals
  • Relationships
  • Transference
  • Resolution strategies
  • Projection tendencies
  • Life patterns
  • Relationship attachments
  • Loss
  • Triangulation
  • Models and approaches
  • Family systems
  • Definitive roles
  • Differentiate
  • Negative problems
  • Physical attraction
  • The fragmented family
  • Traditional approaches
  • Research outcomes
  • Interventions
  • Bereavement
  • Grieving process
  • Transference
  • Influencing factors
  • Social and cultural aspects
  • Suicide
  • War
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • Continually searching for reasons
  • Role the deceased
  • Meaning to losses
  • Positive and beneficial addiction
  • Negative and harmful addiction
  • Tolerance and withdrawal
  • Relapse
  • Human addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • The Cycle of Change
  • The Twelve Step Approach
  • Approaches and outcomes
  • Negotiation
  • Self-belief
  • Nicotine
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Psychological addiction
  • Gambling
  • Obesity
  • Counselling approaches
  • Debt
  • Legal ways
  • Prejudices
  • Facilitator
  • Assessment
  • Programme of therapy
  • Implementing changes
  • Confidentiality
  • CBT and depression
  • CBT and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • CBT and PTSD
  • CBT and panic disorders
  • CBT and phobias and fears
  • Personality
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Long-term exposure
  • Predisposition
  • Observational learning
  • Self-instruction
  • Maladaptive thoughts and beliefs, and adjustments
  • Rejection of negativity
  • Confronting stressors
  • Relaxation and focusing exercises
Extra info


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

You may start at any time and have up to 2 years to complete your studies. We suggest that each unit within 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 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 CIE Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Person-Centred Counselling.

Awarding Body

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.


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.

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.

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 Counselling.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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