School Counsellor

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Study method
Online, self-paced
2 hours
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Is it in your nature to want to help others and make a positive impact on their lives? Then school counselling may be for you. As a school counsellor, you will be responsible for providing psychological support to children and young people, through a range of therapeutic activities. For this rewarding profession, you will need to have excellent communication skills, be a great listener, and be receptive to others’ emotions.

In the School Counsellor Course, you will develop all the essential skills and qualities needed to be a successful school counsellor. Our experienced instructor will take you through a range of counselling methods and approaches, as you learn about the mental development of children and young people. Through case studies and practical exercises, you will also familiarise with a broad spectrum of psychological disorders, and learn how to provide person-centred therapy techniques.

Highlights of School Counsellor Course:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a school counsellor
  • Learn about the core ethical principles and practices for counselling in schools
  • Familiarise with a broad range of child counselling methods and approaches
  • Develop your problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills
  • Have an excellent understanding of the mental development of children and young people
  • Explore a range of creative therapeutic activities for keeping children engaged in their counselling session
  • Understand the principles and best practice for working with parents and families
  • Broaden your understanding of common psychological problems in children and young people


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

We’ve taken this comprehensive School Counsellor Course and broken it down into 10 manageable module which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of this skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.

This course is designed with the following modules:

Module 01: Introduction to School Counselling

  • An introduction to counselling
  • What is counselling?
  • Counselling in schools
  • Differences between teachers and school counsellors

Module 02: The School Counsellor

  • The counsellor
  • The school counsellor
  • Personal qualities of a school counsellor
  • A teacher as a school counsellor
  • School counsellor’s duty and responsibilities
  • Ethical principles for counselling in school
  • An example of ethical dilemmas in school counselling
  • Core ethical principles
  • Confidentiality in school counselling

Module 03: School-Based Counselling

  • Counselling in school environment
  • Working practices in school counselling

Module 04: Counselling In School : A Methodological Approach (Part-1)

  • Counselling methods
  • Working collaboratively: building a counselling relationship
  • Exploring issues to make meaning and develop an understanding
  • Resolving difficult feelings and emotions

Module 05: Counselling In School : A Methodological Approach (Part-2)

  • Problem-solving, planning and decision-making
  • Finding, analysing and acting on information
  • Taking account of cultural diversity

Module 06: Working with Children and Adolescents

  • Communicating and talking to children of different ages and developmental level
  • Engaging children and adolescents with creative therapeutic activities

Module 07: Working with Parents and Families

  • Involving parents and families
  • Family session—parent(s) and child together
  • Case example-1
  • Family session—parent(s) without client (student)
  • Case example-2
  • Working with separated, divorced, or reconstituted families

Module 08: Working With Technology in School Counselling

  • Technology and modern childhood
  • Children, adolescents, and cyberspace
  • Online counselling
  • Establishing and maintaining a responsible online presence

Module 09: Counselling Children with Psychological Problems

  • Abnormal child psychology from a developmental perspective
  • The format of the examination of the child and the family
  • Examination of the child
  • Examination of the family
  • Externalizing disorders: hyperkinesis and other disruptive behaviours
  • Internalizing disorders: anxiety, phobias, social withdrawal

Module 10: Some Challenging Context in School Counselling

  • Working with suicidal adolescents
  • Working with child abuse and neglect

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Who is this course for?

This online training course is ideal for those who are interested in a career in counselling children and want to deepen their understanding of the principles and practices of counselling in schools. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.


The School Counsellor Course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

On successful completion, learners will have the qualification and practical skills to pursue a career in child counselling, working in schools. The average salary for a school counsellor in the UK is £33,000, which can vary depending on if you choose to work in a private or comprehensive school.

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