Grief Counselling Level 3

Course code: OSC957
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Broaden your knowledge of grief counselling, from home with this level 3 course.

  • Understand grief, loss, bereavement and mourning.
  • Develop knowledge about the models of bereavement and anticipatory loss.
  • Explain ‘the invisible toolbox part 1’ in developing counselling skills.
  • Understand ‘the invisible toolbox part 2’ in approaches and techniques.
  • Recognise know how to support people with children, adolescents and loss.
  • Approved by ACCPH
Course Overview

Covering all aspects of grief counselling disorder, this level 3 course aims to equip you with real depth of knowledge around this area.

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 100 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a certificate of achievement in Grief Counselling Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Content
  • Differentiate the terms grief, loss, bereavement and mourning
  • Role of the grief counsellor
  • Attitudes towards death
  • Models/Stages of grief - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • TEAR - Worden
  • Complicated grief
  • Models of grief
  • Persistent complex bereavement disorder
  • Impede the role of the grief counsellor
  • Aim of grief counselling
  • Rogers’s client-centred approach to grief counselling
  • Psychological approaches
  • Case study: Laura
  • Major depression disorder
  • Models of grieving stages
  • Child symptoms of grief
  • Applying interventions for a child who is grieving
  • Empty chair technique
  • Therapist’s worksheets
  • Your role as a bereavement counsellor
  • Choose a model of bereavement to apply to the case study
  • Interventions best for the case study