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Overview

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

The most exciting thing is that if you have "been there, done it, worn the T-shirt and watched the DVD", you are probably the best person to "counsel" them! Counselling is, quite literally, a "talking" therapy. A large number of professional counsellors have themselves experienced and recovered from conditions like these. They have then gone on to gain professional qualifications in order to pass on their experience of coping and recovering. If you're also a good listener, then you could be ideally suited to this profession

Our Counselling and Psychotherapy study pack is an inspired choice for those who want to help others suffering from stress, depression, addiction, eating disorders, divorce plus many more mentally challenging conditions.

How would you like to get some “hands on” experience while you’re learning? If you show promise through your assignments, you may also be offered volunteer opportunities while studying. Like the ability to obtain student membership with the NCS (see below), this is unique to students of MyDistance Learning College.

The materials start with the basic principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy and progresses through to counselling tools and techniques, which can be used to work with clients’ symptoms. It also gives you a good insight into a number of therapies currently in use, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Person-Centred Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy, plus many others.

Students are then encouraged and guided to explore some of the many reasons for a person to seek therapy, including those mentioned above, and others such as schizophrenia and abuse. You will also learn about the ways in which therapy is delivered.

Materials

One of the key benefits of studying with Distance Learning Plus is that you get access to your full course materials online once you enrol.

You'll receive access to our Online Student Community where you'll be able to view your course materials, submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Requirements

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

Learning Outcomes
  • UNDERSTAND THE KEY FEATURES OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY AND THE DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN THEM
  • APPRECIATE THE RANGE OF MODELS AND APPROACHES OF THERAPY
  • UNDERSTAND THE RANGE OF ACCOMPANYING TREATMENTS
  • UNDERSTAND THE KEY ASPECTS OF A RANGE OF MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF THE DELIVERY OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL FEATURES OF DEALING WITH SOMEONE IN CRISIS

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The learners will :

Develop knowledge and understand the skills required to counsel others&t;span>Psychotherapy
Person-Centred Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy

Unit 3 - Reasons for Seeking Therapy

Stress and Anxiety
Depression
Eating Disorders
Personality Disorders

Unit 4 - Abuse and Trauma

What is abuse?
Working with abuse survivors

Unit 5 - Pharmaceutical Interventions and Crisis Work

Pharmaceutical interventions
Working with clients in crisis

Unit 6 - Counselling Session Delivery

Individual Counselling
Group Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Online Counselling
Telephone Counselling

Unit 7 - Legislation and Good Practice

Legislation
Values and Ethics

When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Who is this for?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The learning materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style. In addition to the comprehensive learning materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What will I cover?

Your studies will cover the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is it accredited?

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme.

Although the learning materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. A certificate of achievement will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.

Is this a nationally recognised qualification?

No, this is a non-regulated qualification which has been endorsed by Focus Awards under their FQP scheme

What will my studies prepare me for?

The learning materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

How do I send in my work?

You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.

What do I receive once I enrol?

You will receive login details to our Online Student Community. Here you will be able to access your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your work, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

Your studies should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, you can complete your studies in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?

Although a word count is not given for the tutor marked assignments, it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with your materials. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

Do I need a computer to complete my studies?

Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to access your materials, submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.

Are the learning materials paper-based or online?

All of the learning materials are online. You will receive a login to the online student community when you enrol, where you will be able to access the full set of materials and assessment tasks for your course.

What made you decide to become a counsellor?

Over the years I had many friends and family members who had experienced difficult times through issues such as divorce, bereavement and alcohol problems. I always wanted to do my best to help them, and tried to be as supportive as I could by being there as someone they could talk to; they would often say that they felt better just because someone was there to listen.

What qualifications do I need?

There is currently no legal requirement in the UK to have any specific qualifications or experience in order to call yourself, and practice as a counsellor. However, clients will always want to see that you have relevant qualifications or experience in the area and that you are a member of a professional body.

Once you have obtained membership with an awarding body, you will need to meet their rigorous requirements for CPD in order to maintain your registration. These are set out by the individual organisations.

Where can I work?

Counsellors are employed in a wide range of settings , including the voluntary sector, NHS, and employers such as local authorities who offer a counselling service to staff. Many counsellors also decide to set up their own private practice – either to see clients face-to-face, or to offer email or telephone counselling sessions to clients.

How much can I earn?

The amount you earn largely depends on the sector you decide to work in. The starting salary for many counsellors is around £19,000+ a year. Those in a supervisory role can earn between £30,000 - £40,000 a year. For counsellors who work privately, the amount they earn is dependent on the number of clients they see – many typically charge between £30 to £50 an hour.

Monthly Subscription Plans

We have a number of innovative subscription plans available to sort all budgets and support needs.

Simply choose your course and subscription package; your first payment will be taken by credit or debit card when you enrol, with subsequent payments due by monthly direct debit until you complete your studies

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Overview

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

The most exciting thing is that if you have "been there, done it, worn the T-shirt and watched the DVD", you are probably the best person to "counsel" them! Counselling is, quite literally, a "talking" therapy. A large number of professional counsellors have themselves experienced and recovered from conditions like these. They have then gone on to gain professional qualifications in order to pass on their experience of coping and recovering. If you're also a good listener, then you could be ideally suited to this profession

Our Counselling and Psychotherapy study pack is an inspired choice for those who want to help others suffering from stress, depression, addiction, eating disorders, divorce plus many more mentally challenging conditions.

How would you like to get some “hands on” experience while you’re learning? If you show promise through your assignments, you may also be offered volunteer opportunities while studying. Like the ability to obtain student membership with the NCS (see below), this is unique to students of MyDistance Learning College.

The materials start with the basic principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy and progresses through to counselling tools and techniques, which can be used to work with clients’ symptoms. It also gives you a good insight into a number of therapies currently in use, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Person-Centred Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy, plus many others.

Students are then encouraged and guided to explore some of the many reasons for a person to seek therapy, including those mentioned above, and others such as schizophrenia and abuse. You will also learn about the ways in which therapy is delivered.

Materials

One of the key benefits of studying with Distance Learning Plus is that you get access to your full course materials online once you enrol.

You'll receive access to our Online Student Community where you'll be able to view your course materials, submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Requirements

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

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