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Counselling and Psychotherapy: Skills and Methods

CPD Accredited | Interactive Learning Materials | PDF Certificate Included | Tutor Support

Cambridge Open Academy


£18 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The mental health industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, with an increasing demand for skilled professionals in counselling and psychotherapy. This Counselling and Psychotherapy course offers an opportunity to gain foundational knowledge and develop critical skills in the field of mental health and well-being. Whether you are considering a career change or seeking to enhance your professional capabilities, this Counselling and Psychotherapy course is an excellent starting point. Dive into the intricacies of counselling, psychotherapy, and therapeutic relationships to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges. Enrol in this comprehensive course and take the first step towards a rewarding career in counselling and psychotherapy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain foundational knowledge in counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Understand various types of counselling approaches.
  • Develop skills in building therapeutic relationships.
  • Acquire insights into mental health conditions and disorders.
  • Explore the healing process in psychotherapy.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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This comprehensive course on "Counselling and Psychotherapy: Skills and Methods" provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of counselling and psychotherapy. You will be introduced to various types of counselling, psychotherapy approaches, and therapeutic relationship, allowing you to develop a broad understanding of their applications in real-world situations. Moreover, the Counselling and Psychotherapy course delves into mental health conditions and disorders, equipping you with the knowledge to recognise and respond effectively. Lastly, the Counselling and Psychotherapy: Skills and Methods course highlights the healing potential of psychotherapy, enabling you to support clients in their journey towards mental health recovery.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals seeking a career in the counselling and psychotherapy field who want a comprehensive understanding of the subject.
  • Current mental health experts are looking to expand their knowledge and skills in counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Students pursuing a degree in psychology or related fields desire supplementary information to enhance their academic studies.

Career path

  • Mental Health Counsellor - £25K to £40K/year
  • Psychotherapist - £30K to £45K/year
  • Counselling Psychologist - £31K to £48K/year
  • Family Therapist - £33K to £47K/year
  • Substance Abuse Counsellor - £23K to £37K/year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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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.