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Certificate In Counselling

The Certificate in counselling is a comprehensive course for potential counsellors and perope looking for a career in counselling. It has three modules.

Counselling Skills I

Develop your ability to support or counsel others through the processes of personal growth and change. The skills and knowledge gained from this course can help you help others overcome limiting thinking and replace feelings of helplessness with productive behaviours such as goal-setting.


The course is divided into eight lessons as follows:

1.  Learning Specific Skills - Learning methods; the counselling rold

2.  Listening and Bonding -  Meeting and greeting; helping the client relax; listening with intent

3.  Reflection:  Paraphrasing - Reflection of feeling; client responses to reflection of feelings; reflection of content and feeling

4.  Questioning - Open and closed questions; other types of questions; goals of questioning

5.  Interview Techniques - Summarising; confrontation; reframing

6.  Changing Beliefs and Normalising - Changing self-destructive beliefs; irrational beliefs; normalising

7.  Finding Solutions - Making choices; facilitating actions; gestalt awareness; psychological blocks

8.  Ending the Counselling -  Terminating the session; closure; further meetings; dependency, confronting dependency.


  • Explain the processes involved in the training of counsellors in micro skills. 
  • Demonstrate the skills involved in commencing the counselling process and evaluation of non-verbal responses and minimal responses.
  • Demonstrate reflection of content, feeling, both content and feeling, and its appropriateness to the counselling process.
  • Develop different questioning techniques and to understand risks involved with some types of questioning.
  • Show how to use various micro-skills including summarising, confrontation, and reframing.
  • Demonstrate self-destructive beliefs and show methods of challenging them, including normalising.
  • Explain how counselling a client can improve their psychological well-being through making choices, overcoming psychological blocks and facilitating actions.
  • Demonstrate effective ways of terminating a counselling session and to explain ways of addressing dependency.

Counselling Skills II


The course is divided into eight lessons as follows:

1. The Counselling Session -  how micro-skills come together

2. Focus on the Present -  present experiences; feedback; transference; projection; resistance

3. Telephone Counselling -  non-visual contact; preparation; initial contact; use of micro-skills; overall process; debriefing; types of problem callers

4. Dealing with Crises -  defining crisis;  types of crisis; dangers of crisis; counsellor’s responses and intervention; post-traumatic stress

5. Problem-Solving Techniques I: Aggression - expressing anger; encouraging change; role-play; externalising anger

6. Problem-Solving Techniques II: Depression -  blocked anger; referral practice; chronic depression; setting goals; promoting action

7. Problem-Solving Techniques III: Grief and Loss - loss of relationships; children and grief; stages of grief

8. Problem-Solving Techniques IV: Suicide - ethics; reasons for suicide; perceived risk; counselling strategies; alternative approach.


  • Demonstrate the application of micro skills to different stages of the counselling process.
  • Role-play the dynamics of the counselling process including such phenomenon as present experiences, feedback, transference, counter-transference, projection and resistance.
  • Demonstrate telephone counselling techniques.
  • Develop appropriate responses to crises, both emotional and practical.
  • Show ways of encouraging the client to deal with aggression.
  • Demonstrate different ways of encouraging the client to cope with depression.
  • Discuss strategies for dealing with grief.
  • Develop different strategies of helping suicidal clients.

Counselling Techniques


The course is divided into eight lessons as follows:

  1. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy l: Freud (& Erikson); Jung
  2. Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy ll: Adler
  3. Humanistic/Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy; Fritz Perls
  4. Humanistic/Existential Approaches II: Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers
  5. Rational Behavioural Therapy: Albert Ellis
  6. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Aaron Beck
  7. Behavioural Therapy:
  8. Solution-Focused Counselling:


Explain the key principles and applications of differeht theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, including the theories of Freud, Erikson, Adler, Ellis, Rogers, Beck, and others.

The course is 300 hours of study. Ask about our part payments options. You can enrol just from $ 50.00 ($ 200.00/month) per week.

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