About this course
This Counselling Level 3 course is great for anyone looking to gain a knowledge of counselling techniques, dealing with clients, building relations and helping people to overcome their issues. With this course you will learn about the many different psychological methods used in counselling and how these can be utilised to help a variety of clients.
|Study Time:||100 hours|
|Enrolment length:||12 months|
|Entry Requirements:||None Specific|
Upon completion of this course students receive an ABC Awards certificate and an OLC Diploma. All certification fees are included in your course fees.
To gain this Counselling Level 3 course you will need to submit, and pass, all of the tutor marked assignments. There are six assignments in the course and no need to purchase any textbooks as we provide all of the lessons and materials required to learn the syllabus.
All assignments are coursework based and are in an essay/question and answer style to test your knowledge of the topics covered in each of the course sections.
This course comes to you as a paper course pack which you can work through in your own time. By reading through the lessons on the course and with the help of a personal tutor you will be able to learn all of the necessary knowledge required to tackle the tutor marked assignments that are used to assess the course. Alternatively, you can study for this course online to save some money on your course and study through the internet with the materials available 24/7 on any computer or smart device.
A tutor will be able for support via post or e-mail, with our student support team also on hand to help with any queries you may have. Assignments must be submitted to your tutor through email and these are then marked as soon as possible.
To pass this course learners must complete a number of assignments. These are completed after navigating through the lessons which are sent to students and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.
This course assesses the following units:
Unit 1: Counselling overview
- Personal attributes of a counsellor
- Directed advice and counselling
- The need for counselling
- Counselling development
Unit 2: The theory of counselling
- Stages of counselling
- Theoretical approaches
- Main counselling skills
- Verbal communication
- Goal setting
- The end of the counselling relationship
Unit 3: Relationships in counselling
- Client confidentiality
- Relations with clients
- Contracts and data storage
- Crisis situations
Unit 4: Psychodynamic approaches to counselling
- Sigmund Freud
- Alfred Adler
- Carl Jung
- Jungian archetypes and dreams
- Object relations theory
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Limitations of the approach
Unit 5: Correcting behaviour through counselling
- Theories of behaviour
- Social learning theory
- Learnt behaviour
- The ABC Model
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Advantages and disadvantages of CBT
- Skills to be used practically
- Discussion about the cognitive approach
Unit 6: Humanistic counselling
- Carl Rogers
- Active listening
- Maslows hierarchy of needs
- The existential approach
- Case study 1- Rob’s alcohol addiction
- Case study 2- Sarah’s anxiety
- Discussions about person-centred approaches