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Diploma of Counselling and Psychology (Self paced, Online)

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International Career Institute


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£25 per week interest-free payment plan

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No formal qualification
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ICI’s counselling and psychology course allows you to achieve a very rewarding career in a rapidly growing profession. You can find many opportunities to work in established institutions and companies as well as help people cope with personal and professional difficulties. We offer you a course developed and conducted by qualified professionals who are highly experienced and successful in the field.


Course Outline:

Module 1: Introducing Counselling Skills
Module 2: Personal Development
Module 3: Taking Care of Yourself
Module 4: Maintaining Good Practice
Module 5: Being a Listening Helper
Module 6: Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge for Listening
Module 7: Recognising Your Own Barriers to Listening
Module 8: Establishing a Helping Relationship
Module 9: Counselling Practise 1: Beginning the Discussion
Module 10: Counselling Practise 2: Deepening Understanding
Module 11: Counselling Practise 3: Working with Action and Endings
Module 12: Being Prepared for Common Personal Problems
Module 13: Understanding People from a Social Perspective
Module 14: Understanding Individuals from a Psychological Perspective
Module 15: Coping with Different Types of Helping Conversations
Module 16: Dealing with Difficulties
Module 17: Key Counselling Skills

Career Prospects:

There is a huge demand for counsellors today, and this is supported by credible reports. In recent years, employment in this field increased by more than 50%, and it is expected to grow even more. With an ICI counselling and psychology education, you will be confident in joining organisations of any scale and specialisation. You can also establish your very own counselling service.

Our graduates have been proven to be efficient in performing as:

1. Counsellors (family/grief/education/conflict)
2. Welfare and social workers
3. Educators
4. Sports coaches
5. Life coaches
6. Personal trainers
7. Rehabilitation and health care administrators
8. Mental health institute staff
9. Sales and marketing associates
10. Industrial relations and management staff

Study Mode

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt to work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast-track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Places are limited, in demand, and entry into the course is on a first-come, first-served basis.


• Free up valuable time, don't waste time and money travelling to classes
• Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
• Study a course that was designed in consultation with the industry
• Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
• Easy interest-free payment plans from as low as £25 per week


This course has no pre-requisites. Anyone of any background can take this course.

Career path

  • Operating Your Own Counselling Practice
  • Careers Counsellor or Adviser
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family and Marriage Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor

Starting salaries for counsellors may be in the region of £20,000 to £26,000. Private practitioners charge around £30 to £50 per hour. With experience and supervisory responsibilities, counsellors can earn £30,000 to £40,000.


Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


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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.