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Counselling and Psychotherapy: Counselling and Psychotherapy

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8.3 hours
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
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Are you looking to begin your counselling and psychotherapy career or want to develop more advanced skills in counselling and psychotherapy? Then this counselling and psychotherapy course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident counsellor and psychotherapist and help you to develop your expertise in counselling and psychotherapy.

This counselling and psychotherapy course is accredited by the CPD UK & IPHM. CPD is globally recognised by employers, professional organisations and academic intuitions, thus a certificate from CPD Certification Service creates value towards your professional goal and achievement. CPD certified certificates are accepted by thousands of professional bodies and government regulators here in the UK and around the world.

Whether you are self-taught and you want to fill in the gaps for better efficiency and productivity, this counselling and psychotherapy course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident counsellor and psychotherapist and develop more advanced skills. Gain the essentials skills and knowledge you need to propel your career forward as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

The counselling and psychotherapy course will set you up with the appropriate skills and experience needed for the job and is ideal for both beginners and those currently working as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

This comprehensive counselling and psychotherapy course is the perfect way to kickstart your career in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. This counselling and psychotherapy course will give you a competitive advantage in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees.

If you’re interested in working as a counsellor and psychotherapist or want to learn more skills on counselling and psychotherapy but unsure of where to start, then this counselling and psychotherapy course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident counsellor and psychotherapist and develop more advanced skills.

As one of the leading course providers and most renowned e-learning specialists online, we’re dedicated to giving you the best educational experience possible. This counselling and psychotherapy course is crafted by industry expert, to enable you to learn quickly and efficiently, and at your own pace and convenience.

Why Choose This Counselling and Psychotherapy Course:

  • Boost your skills in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Accredited by The CPD UK and International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM)
  • Special Offer - Free Course Completion PDF Certificate, MCQ Based Exam & Industry Expert Support Included
  • Dual (CPD UK and IPHM) recognised accredited certificate in 1 course
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Lifetime Access
  • High-quality e-learning study materials
  • Self-paced, no fixed schedules
  • 24/7 customer support through email
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform

***Additional GIFT***

  • Course Completion PDF Certificate, MCQ Exam & Industry Expert Support Included
  • 2 Recognised Accreditation (CPD UK and IPHM) in 1 Course

So, what are you thinking about! Start getting the benefits by enrolling today!


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


8h 18m

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The counselling and psychotherapy is a popular training course, ideal for anyone who is looking to kickstart their career as a counsellor and psychotherapist, as well as professionals who want to test their existing skills and knowledge. If you want to gain an in-depth understanding of counselling and psychotherapy, then this program is perfect for you.

This online counselling and psychotherapy course come with lifetime access with no time limit for completion. Each module of this counselling and psychotherapy is fully accessible from a tablet, mobile or laptop, as long as there is a secure internet connection.

Course Syllabus:

We have divided the counselling and psychotherapy course into 25 user-friendly modules, covering all fundamental areas of counselling and psychotherapy to provide learners with the relevant skills and industry knowledge to take their career to the next level.

This comprehensive counselling and psychotherapy course includes the following modules:

**Counselling and Psychotherapy**

About Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Introduction: Psychotherapy, Counselling & Psychology
  • Values of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Benefits of Psychotherapy
  • Potential Clients
  • Conditions Requiring Psychotherapy
  • Counselling versus Psychotherapy

Therapeutic Environment & Sessions

  • Ideal Therapeutic Environment and Related Best Practices
  • Effective Listening Skills
  • Stages of Listening
  • Establishing a Therapeutic Relationship
  • Structuring a Therapy Session

Types of Psychotherapy

  • Long-Term & Short-Term Therapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Sessions
  • Family Counselling
  • Relationship Psychotherapy
  • Internet-Based Therapy

Different Schools of Therapy

  • Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Client-Centred Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Holistic Therapy

Psychotherapy for Key Mental Issues

  • Effective Psychotherapy for Treating Mental Conditions
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria

Crisis Management through Psychotherapy

  • Crisis Counselling: Stages and Key Interventions
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Attempt
  • Coping with Relationship Breakdown

Module 7: Child Psychotherapy

  • Recognising Signs When Children Need Counselling
  • Significance of Psychotherapy for Children
  • Role of a Child Psychotherapist
  • Child Versus Adult Psychotherapy
  • Critical Therapeutic Interventions for Major Child Problems
  • Academic Underachievement
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Speech Disorder

Module 8: Job Profile of a Therapist

  • Qualification & Accreditation
  • Responsibilities
  • Skills
  • Challenges in the Profession
  • Importance of Work Experience
  • Strategies to Help Therapists Find Clients?
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Salary

**Counselling Skills**

Understanding Counselling

  • Counselling: Definition & Explanation
  • Aims and Purposes of Counselling
  • Skills Needed in Counselling
  • Types of Counselling
  • Group Counselling
  • Qualification & Role of Counsellors

Legislations and Ethics of Counselling

  • Mental Health Legislations
  • The UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • Ethical Practices
  • Confidentiality & Trust
  • Counselling Sessions

Counselling Theories

  • Alfred Adler - Individual Psychology
  • Sigmund Freud - Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Carl Rogers - Client Centered Counselling
  • Rollo May and Viktor Frankl - Existential Psychotherapy
  • William Glasser - Reality Therapy
  • Eric Berne - Transactional Analysis
  • B. F. Skinner - Behavioral Theories
  • Jacob L. Moreno- Psychodrama Therapy
  • Choosing a Counselling Theory

Best Practices for Online Counselling

  • Legal Requirements for Working Online
  • Arranging Online Appointments
  • Technological Competencies for Online Counselling
  • Threats to Security and Good Practices to Avoid Intrusion
  • Practitioner’s Commitment to Principle of Candour
  • Responding to Vulnerable Clients

Relationship between Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • What is Psychotherapy?
  • Types of Psychotherapy
  • Counselling versus Psychotherapy

Psychiatric Disorders during Childhood

  • Psychiatric Disorders
  1. Autism
  2. ADHD
  3. Intellectual Disability
  4. Conduct Disorder

Counselling Children and Young People

  • Child and Adolescent Counselling versus Adult Counselling
  • School-Based Counselling: Importance and Effectiveness
  • Stages of Child Counselling
  • Ethical Considerations when Counselling Children

Counselling Depression and Psychological Disorders

  • Mood Disorder
  • Depression
  • Common Causes of Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Role of Dynamic Psychotherapy in Treating Depression

Therapy for Trauma and Substance Abuse

  • What is Trauma?
  • Relation between Trauma and Substance Abuse
  • Impact of Childhood Trauma on Addictive Behaviours
  • Substance Abuse and PTSD
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Effective Treatment Approaches

Anxiety and Stress Counselling

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Somatic Anxiety Symptoms
  • Types of Anxiety Disorders
  • How is Counselling Effective in Stress Management?
  • 3 3 3 Rule for Anxiety
  • Counselling a Client with Anxiety

Helping Clients with Personality Disorders

  • Symptoms of Personality Disorders & Triggers
  • Types of Personality Disorders
  • Counselling PD

Managing Eating & Sleeping Disorders

  • Sleep-Related Eating Disorder (SRED)
  • Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder (NSRED)
  • Relation between Eating Disorders and Sleeping Issues
  • Symptoms of SRED
  • Therapy for SRED

Self-Harm and Suicide Counselling

  • Understanding Self-Harm
  • Reasons People Harm Themselves
  • Cycle of Self-Injury
  • Helping People Break the Self-Harm Cycle
  • Counselling Clients who Self-Harm

Family Counselling

  • Goals of Family Counselling
  • Techniques of Family Therapy
  • Role of Family Therapist

Couples andPre-Marital Counselling

  • Couples Counselling
  • Couples Therapy Techniques
  • Principles of Effective Couples Counselling
  • Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Right Time to Start Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Discussions during Pre-Marital Counselling Sessions

Career Counselling and Life Coaching

  • Career Counselling
  • Role of Career Counsellors
  • Conducting a Career Counselling Session
  • Life Coach
  • Responsibilities of Life Coach
  • Relationship Improvement
  • Improving Life-Quality


Certificate of Completion

On completion of the counselling and psychotherapy course, you will be eligible to obtain your free PDF certificate of course completion.

CPD UK and IPHM Accredited Certificate of Achievement

On successful completion of the counselling and psychotherapy course, you will be eligible to order your CPD UK and IPHM accredited certificate of achievement (dual certificate) as proof of your new skill. You can also share this certificate with prospective employers and your professional network. You/your employer can verify your certificate through our website. Certificate can be obtained in PDF version at a cost of £12, and there is an additional fee to obtain a printed copy certificate which is £35.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive counselling and psychotherapy course is suitable for anyone looking to improve their job prospects or aspiring to accelerate their career in this sector and want to gain in-depth knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy.

This counselling and psychotherapy course is felicitous for those, who want to be the best in their jobs.

Whether you are completely new to the field or are an aspiring professional, the counselling and psychotherapy course will help open doors to a wide range of professions within your chosen field, helping you to stand out to employers with up-to-date skills that can be used to enhance your CV.


  • There are no academic entry requirements for this counselling and psychotherapy course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
  • As long as you are aged seventeen or over and have a basic grasp of English, numeracy and ICT, you will be eligible to enrol.

Career path

This counselling and psychotherapy course opens a brand new door for you to enter the relevant job market and also provides you with the chance to accumulate in-depth knowledge at the side of needed skills to become flourishing in no time. You will also be able to add your new skills to your CV, enhance your career and become more competitive in your chosen industry.

Questions and answers

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Optional extras

Digital certificate

Reed courses certificate of completion is included in course price

Additional information:

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.