1Course Overview

Stress Counselling Level 3

Course code: ABC018

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Looking to take the next step in your career or branch out and start a career in counselling all from the comfort of your own home? 

This flexible course is the perfect solution; you'll examine a range of counselling approaches and models used in stress counselling without having to attend any classes. 

This course is perfect for those already involved in a counselling role and would like to expand their skills to understanding stress or those with a keen interest in the subject. 

On successful completion of this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Understand the challenges of client issues and how to resolve them 
  • Explore the different types of stress conditions 
  • Examine a range of counselling approaches and models used in stress counselling

With full tutor support available and no deadlines or timetabling to contend with; learning a new skill has never been easier. A simple and stress-free way to study all from the comfort of your own home.

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

Home learning is a convenient way to boost your skills so enrol with us today and join the 75,000 people who have improved their career prospects by studying with us.

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. 

Discounts on selected courses - Until 28th May
2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: Counselling skills
  • Core skill sets
  • The scope of counselling
  • Theories
  • Core competencies and values of counselling
  • The aims and objective of counselling
  • The counselling relationship
  • Basic ethical principles of counselling
  • Transference and counter transference
Unit 2: Counselling approaches
  • The psychodynamic approach
  • The humanist approach
  • The cognitive approach
Unit 3: Understanding stress
  • The stress reaction (biological and psychological)
  • How individuals cope with stressful situations
  • Stress disorders
  • Heightened accessibility
Unit 4: Application of theories and models
  • Crisis intervention for stressful situations
  • ABC method
  • Iceberg Theory
  • Self awareness
  • Loss and grief
  • Problem management
  • Dealing with false memories and reprocessing
Unit 5: Stress counselling in action
  • Family issues and family stress
  • Identity stress
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Stress of addiction
  • Bereavement stress
  • Depression
  • Workplace stress
  • Trauma stress
Unit 6: Being a stress counsellor
  • Legal and moral rights
  • Ethical codes
  • Confidentiality
  • Complaints
  • Data protection
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is 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 80 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 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Stress Counselling Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

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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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • 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
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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