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UK College of Holistic Training

UKCHT logoHolistic distance learning certificate
and diploma courses

Complementary therapies, self-help,
coaching, management,
New Age and spiritual fields. 
International enrolments accepted.
Start your course at any time of year.

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Certificate in
Counselling Skills

(Cert. Couns. Skills)

Distance Learning Course Details

 


   College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
   Course approved by Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy for Licentiate membership.
   Possibility of registration with certain other UK professional bodies.


A distance learning course for anyone who helps, guides or manages people including hypnotherapists, managers and life coaches.

Total recommended period of study: 1 to 3 months. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.

Cost: 135.00  (135 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see www.xe.com )

A FREE textbook will be included for students from the UK.   Students outside the UK will need to pay extra for the textbook and postage.

Method of study: 

Textbook study. Written assignments based on textbooks and self-reflection. Assignment questions are issued by email and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

Details:

This is a comprehensive short course in counselling for those who help people either voluntarily or in the course of their job, vocation or profession. The course is suitable for charity volunteers, nurses, care workers, advice workers, pastors, teachers, doctors, social workers, community workers, police officers, probation officers, lawyers, complementary medicine practitioners, masseurs/ masseuses, coaches, personal trainers, hypnotherapists, funeral directors, managers, hairdressers, beauticians and anyone who finds him/herself often in the position of listening to other people’s problems without a qualification in counselling.

Qualified counsellors and psychotherapists will also benefit from this course, as a refresher and as an appreciation of the common-sense and human core of basic counselling which can be forgotten by those whose training depends heavily on techniques or giving information.

 

This course focuses on such issues as:

the nature of the counselling relationship,

what to do and what not to do when starting to counsel,

the process of listening, 

when to reveal one’s own feelings.

 

The course also provides a useful overview of professional diagnosis by psychologists or psychiatrists, and of what every helper should know about the following:

mental health diagnosis,

drugs and alcohol,

seriously disturbed people,

depression,

stress,

personality disorders,

counselling persons with sexual problems,

HIV/AIDS patients,

suicide,

death and emergencies.  

 

Qualification

Successful graduates will receive the Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning. Course graduates may use the postnominal designation Cert. Couns. Skills.

This course is approved by The Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy (which is linked to UKCHT) and graduates may apply for Licentiate membership.

Graduates of the course will be eligible to apply to register with "Counselling", a registered charity - see www.counselling.ltd.uk, and on successful registration the graduate will be entitled to the style "CCC Registered Counsellor." (Applies to UK only. "Counselling" does not accredit or approve the UKCHT course.)

If you have other relevant qualifications in counselling you may also be recommended to apply for the appropriate grade of membership of the National Counselling Society (UK).  The National Counselling Society http://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/  will consider a wide variety of qualifications towards entry levels of membership and will advise on further study towards becoming an Accredited Counsellor.

Prospective overseas students are responsible for checking whether they need any form of accreditation or licensing to practise as a counsellor or psychotherapist in their own country. UK College of Holistic Training is unable to give advice on local regulations in your country. However, "Life Coaching" by itself is unlikely to be regulated.

This diploma is accepted by Calamus International University (a non-UK, private distance university with private accreditation) for credit towards a degree.

Further information

Please see our FAQs page for general information about practising counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and elsewhere.

 


To apply for this course now, go to our Application page

 

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UK College of Holistic Training, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX, United Kingdom
(Our courses are by distance learning/ home study only - we have no classes in London.  All enrolments must be made by email, post, or fax)
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