Online Counselling Courses
ADL’s professionally accredited online counselling courses will give you the skills you need to become a self-employed counsellor in the UK without a degree or going to university.
Counselling falls under the umbrella of “Talking Therapies” and encourages people to talk about their life challenges in a non-judgemental or threatening environment and then to be guided to work through a resolution and so improve their mental health. It begins with understanding a counsellor’s role in helping others and our short and extended counselling training courses will help you in this and other counselling techniques.
So what do you need to be a counsellor?
Firstly, you will need to be an excellent listener, prepared to allow your clients to fully discuss their problems without jumping in to offer advice on how they can put everything right. There’s an old saying that “telling isn’t selling” and this is especially relevant to counselling. People need to be helped to find their own solutions, not have them given to them.
Secondly, you should enhance your natural ability to help others with formal counselling training. We have courses in Counselling Skills and Counselling Techniques, plus specialised programs such as Bereavement and Grief Counselling, Careers Counselling, Child Counselling and Family Counselling.
In addition, we have life skills coaching courses in Anger Management, Caring for Older People, Motivation and Play Therapy and more, plus many courses in psychology to help you understand your clients’ challenges better.
Thirdly, gain professional recognition as soon as you have qualified by joining one or both organisations that accredit our online distance learning courses in counselling, psychology and life coaching. ACCPH – The Professional Body for Accredited Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and clinical Hypnotherapists, plus the CMA – Complimentary Medicine Association, have reviewed our courses and declared them suitable for the online training of Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Life Coaches.
The courses in this category accredited by ACCPH - The Professional Body for Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and clinical Hypnotherapists, are accepted to be at the following levels:
- 100-hour Certificate Courses = Level 3 (apart from Level 4 Professional Supervision for Counsellors).
- 400-hour Advanced Certificate Courses = Level 4
- 600-hour Diplomas = Level 5
- 800-hour Advanced Diplomas = Level 6
- 1200-hour Higher Advanced Diplomas = Level 6
Many courses are also accredited by the CMA - The Complimentary Medicine Association. Please see individual courses for which ones are accepted by one or both organisations.
N.B. Students completing three courses will hold level 3 qualifications for each. On completion of a fourth, that can either have another level 3 qualification or upgrade to a Level 4 Advanced Certificate. Students are also permitted to complete additional courses to enhance their qualification and so their areas of expertise, right up to a Level 6 Higher Advanced Diploma.
Learn online via distance learning: With mentor/tutor support throughout, our counselling courses can be studied by distance learning anywhere in the World.
Get a counselling qualification: ADL offers a variety of programs with the opportunity to also gain an endorsed Certificate from TQUK, a UK Government approved awarding organisation, listed as "recognised" on the Ofqual Register.
Increase your chances of getting noticed: Employers like to see initiative and self-motivation in a potential employee, so completing an online course in your own time can only help you to stand out from other applicants who haven’t done so.
Continue your professional development (CPD): Learn how to enhance and improve the services you offer as a counselling practitioner, by learning something new to add to them. For example, you may already have great counselling skills, but do you want to develop your specific counselling areas of expertise?
Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649? or email: email@example.com Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.
Level 3 Anger Management course online. Expand your knowledge, and learn to understand anger and explore techniques that can be useful in the management of anger. Like many other emotions, it is very difficult to give a precise definition of anger. In general terms.
Learn to help and understand people suffering with grief. For those suffering the challenges of grief can be a very difficult...
Learn to advise others on their career choices. This course will develop your understanding of factors affecting career choices and planning, and your ability to help others plan and achieve career goals.
If you love advising people in choosing the right career then become a Careers Counselor. This in depth course on careers counselling offers you an insight into the work of a careers counsellor. It will provide you with a good grounding in the field of careers counselling
This Caring for Elderly People course online covers international standards of care. Unfortunately we often hear these days, of our older generation's fears and needs being ignored...
Learn to be aware of mental health signs, symptoms and treatments. Mental Health is a major issue for people living in developed countries. It is difficult to estimate how many children and adolescents are affected by mental health conditions.
In this course you will be able to learn about theories of childhood development (e.g. morality, cognition, psycho social), as well as develop core counselling skills...
Level 3 online course in Counselling Children: Learn the skills needed to help the mental health of children. Discover how factors such as: divorce or separation, bullying, grief, or even moving to a new house can affect a child's mental well-being..........
Explore the causes and effects of conflict. Learn how to manage it through effective communication, active listening, and problem solving. Develop your ability to use facilitation, negotiation or mediation in group situations to achieve win-win solutions.
The counselling and psychotherapy industries is worth over £60 billion in the UK, so if you have the attributes to become part of something bigger than you ever imagined, then this course with mentor support, will provide you with all the necessary skills to do so.
Are you a good listener? If so, why not develop this valuable skill into a marketable qualification? Wherever you live in this big wide world of ours, counselling and life coaching are more accessible and widely sort after. Step out from the rest with this doubly accredited course.
Gain a good grounding in counselling and start your own self-employed practice. This diploma is aimed at people working or looking to work in care or health care services. It consists of six modules, with meaningful set tasks to help you put what you learn into practice.
Gain basic counselling skills. Develop your ability to support or counsel others through the processes of personal growth and change. This course introduces you to the kinds of problems and issues that a person might face in overcoming stresses and limiting attitudes.
Enhance your existing counselling skills. Discover how to use counselling micro-skills including methods of telephone counselling and techniques for dealing with specific crisis situations - to improve your counselling.
Gone are the days where ignorance ruled and invasive procedures were employed in a vain attempt to solve someones mental health issues. Talking Therapies, such as counselling help us to sort through our emotions and life style issues, compartmentalise our problems and deal with them.
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