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Counselling Advanced Diploma Level 4

Level 4 / ABC Awards / PI994

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This Level 4 Counselling Advanced Diploma is the next logical progression from the Level 3 Counselling Diploma, delving deeper into the counselling process and tools and skills needed.

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course duration: 240 hrs

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Counselling Advanced Diploma Overview

Counselling is a therapeutic process. Many more people are accessing counselling and related therapies but in some cases, there is still a significant lack of counsellors. Young people’s mental health services, for example, are deficient in many areas of the UK.

To be a counsellor, you need a sound basis of counselling knowledge and theoretical understanding. You also need a heightened sense of self-awareness. This means understanding how your body language, words, facial expressions impact on your client.

Although no previous knowledge is needed to study this level 4 ABC Counselling Diploma, completing the Level 3 Counselling Diploma would be beneficial.

Many of the counselling theories and therapies originated in Germany and Austria, hence there are many examples of German language phrases used, along with German and Austrian therapists.

The ABC Counselling level 4 course is a substantial one. The 20 modules are studied over a minimum of 360 hours. The suggestion is to use all of this time, as well as to read additional texts and works by therapists considered to be the leaders in this often-complex field.

As with other advanced counselling courses, this diploma addresses many theories as well as the practicalities of counselling;

  • It examines the definition of counselling, qualification structure and registration as a counsellor
  • It also looks at certain approaches such as psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • It uses the work of Freud and Jung amongst others, to look at the process of counselling and therapy
  • The course also has a module that addresses neuro-linguistic programming and cognitive behaviour therapy whereby to make changes, the client needs to change their ‘self-talk'
  • For anyone in a counselling situation, reading body language and other communication giveaways is key to recognising how clients feel about certain things. Clients will often verbally communicate the opposite to what their body language is saying

Why opt for an Advanced Counselling course home study course?

Studying from home allows you the flexibility to work on your diploma and assignments when you want and, more importantly, at your own pace. This is a paper-based course, with the comprehensive materials sent you on enrolment.

Many students naturally progression on to the Level 4 Counselling Advanced Diploma after studying other related courses. Students continue their learning by completing courses such as grief counselling, addiction, and substance misuse counselling or care counselling for children.  

Modules

Module 1: Counselling - Definition, Qualification & Registration
Module 2: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Approach
Module 3: Jung and the Development of the Psychodynamic Approach
Module 4: The Adlerian Approach & Individual Psychology
Module 5: Existential Psychotherapy
Module 6: Gestalt Psychotherapy
Module 7: Psychodrama Therapy
Module 8: Carl Rogers & Client Centred Counselling
Module 9: Transactional Analysis
Module 10: Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Module 11: Egan and the Skilled Helper Approach
Module 12: Albert Ellis and the Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach
Module 13: Beck and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach
Module 14: Reality Therapy
Module 15: Post Traumatic Stress Counselling
Module 16: Verbal Communication Skills in Counselling
Module 17: Non Verbal Communication
Module 18: Counsellor/Client Listening Skills
Module 19: Counselling and the Law
Module 20: Counselling & Administrative Considerations

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge required, however this course can be studied as a progression route from our current Level 3 Counselling Diploma.

Assessment

This course is completed by submitting a number of tutor marked assignments to your tutor for feedback.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Support

You will receive the Counselling Level 4 course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.

Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Level 4 Counselling Diploma. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Level 4 Counselling course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Counselling Advanced Diploma Overview

Counselling is a therapeutic process. Many more people are accessing counselling and related therapies but in some cases, there is still a significant lack of counsellors. Young people’s mental health services, for example, are deficient in many areas of the UK.

To be a counsellor, you need a sound basis of counselling knowledge and theoretical understanding. You also need a heightened sense of self-awareness. This means understanding how your body language, words, facial expressions impact on your client.

Although no previous knowledge is needed to study this level 4 ABC Counselling Diploma, completing the Level 3 Counselling Diploma would be beneficial.

Many of the counselling theories and therapies originated in Germany and Austria, hence there are many examples of German language phrases used, along with German and Austrian therapists.

The ABC Counselling level 4 course is a substantial one. The 20 modules are studied over a minimum of 360 hours. The suggestion is to use all of this time, as well as to read additional texts and works by therapists considered to be the leaders in this often-complex field.

As with other advanced counselling courses, this diploma addresses many theories as well as the practicalities of counselling;

  • It examines the definition of counselling, qualification structure and registration as a counsellor
  • It also looks at certain approaches such as psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • It uses the work of Freud and Jung amongst others, to look at the process of counselling and therapy
  • The course also has a module that addresses neuro-linguistic programming and cognitive behaviour therapy whereby to make changes, the client needs to change their ‘self-talk'
  • For anyone in a counselling situation, reading body language and other communication giveaways is key to recognising how clients feel about certain things. Clients will often verbally communicate the opposite to what their body language is saying

Why opt for an Advanced Counselling course home study course?

Studying from home allows you the flexibility to work on your diploma and assignments when you want and, more importantly, at your own pace. This is a paper-based course, with the comprehensive materials sent you on enrolment.

Many students naturally progression on to the Level 4 Counselling Advanced Diploma after studying other related courses. Students continue their learning by completing courses such as grief counselling, addiction, and substance misuse counselling or care counselling for children.  

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge required, however this course can be studied as a progression route from our current Level 3 Counselling Diploma.

assessment

Assessment

This course is completed by submitting a number of tutor marked assignments to your tutor for feedback.

support

Support

You will receive the Counselling Level 4 course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.

Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Level 4 Counselling Diploma. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Level 4 Counselling course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

Module 1: Counselling - Definition, Qualification & Registration
Module 2: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Approach
Module 3: Jung and the Development of the Psychodynamic Approach
Module 4: The Adlerian Approach & Individual Psychology
Module 5: Existential Psychotherapy
Module 6: Gestalt Psychotherapy
Module 7: Psychodrama Therapy
Module 8: Carl Rogers & Client Centred Counselling
Module 9: Transactional Analysis
Module 10: Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Module 11: Egan and the Skilled Helper Approach
Module 12: Albert Ellis and the Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach
Module 13: Beck and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach
Module 14: Reality Therapy
Module 15: Post Traumatic Stress Counselling
Module 16: Verbal Communication Skills in Counselling
Module 17: Non Verbal Communication
Module 18: Counsellor/Client Listening Skills
Module 19: Counselling and the Law
Module 20: Counselling & Administrative Considerations

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

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    Tutor pushed me to increase my knowledge

    Emma took over as my tutor approximately two thirds of the way through my course. At first, she seemed stricter than my previous tutor. Initially this was frustrating but gradually I started to see that she was being a fair and brilliant tutor. She pushed me to increase my knowledge by carrying out research further afield. I found her approach to tutoring to be beneficial to my learning and I hope you would let her know that I appreciated her encouragement and guiding me to improve my efforts to understand the subject more deeply than by simply working through the course materials provided by NCC.
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