45.5 hours



Any Level




Achology Ltd

Kain Ramsay

Study towards becoming a Counselling Practitioner today with this Achology accredited Counselling Practitioner Course

Expected learning & outcomes

  • This Counselling Practitioner course will allow students to become an Achology qualified counsellor and provides the opportunity to learn one of today's fastest growing and most respected professions.
  • The course will enable students to apply in-depth knowledge of theoretical techniques and range of the necessary skills that underpin cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches to counselling.
  • How to establish a healthy counselling relationships and create an environment that’s conducive to helping others to gain clarity & insight.
  • This Counselling Practitioner course offers a comprehensive foundation in the skills and techniques needed to become a practising counsellor.
  • This training will develop your counselling skills and give you a deeper understanding of counselling theory, ethics & self-awareness.
  • This training may also be useful if your job involves advising or helping people, even if you don't plan to become a therapist.
  • How to apply in-depth knowledge of theoretical techniques and a broad range of skills that underpin cognitive & person-centred approaches to counselling.
  • All students can acquire a skill set that will significantly improve their understanding of the common issues faced by people within their own social circles.
  • IMMEDIATE ACTION: Use the various downloadable Counselling resources that are provided within the course with others right away.
  • PLUS: Get access to our excellent online support community where you can practice your newfound counselling skills today!

    Skills you will learn

    Active Listening, Advising, Communication, Confidentiality, Counsellor, Ethics, Human resources, Interpersonal, Listening, Professional, Research, Support, Teaching, Training

    About this course

    This is the current Achology accredited Counselling Practitioner course in which you will learn today's most modern counselling frameworks and skills. If you are interested in helping others and enjoy listening, this course is for you.

    The ever-increasing demand for counsellors creates an opportunity for you to assist those in need via community-based counselling organisations, or even, by setting up your own counselling practice (which is what most graduates aim to do).

    It’s not just those in training to become counsellors that benefit from counselling skills training. Counselling training has an extensive application and offers widely transferable skills for people in various professions such as health and social carer, teaching, management, HR and even the voluntary sector.

    Findings from a vast body of research show how counselling training has multiple benefits to the student. These include an improved understanding of self and others while developing excellent communication skills, social skills, inner resilience, and an ability to build more connected relationships with others.

    Students who enrol on this Counselling Practitioner course can expect to:

    • Develop a strong understanding of counselling as a distinct interpersonal process.

    • Lay a strong foundation of knowledge & competency that can be transferred into your work.

    • Reflect on personal life experience as a primary source of your understanding for counselling.

    • Learn and practice critical frameworks for counselling and the skills required to implement them.

    • Understand the importance of self-development, reflecting on sessions & being aware as a counsellor.

    • Become familiar with the core issues presented in counselling and methods of how to approach them


    The main objective of this course is to familiarise students with the overall process of counselling. It achieves this by providing a critical review of the essential components of the counselling process as well as the most relevant counselling and psychological theories.

    Split into 8 sections, each element of this course seeks to expand your understanding of Counselling so you can achieve the theoretical knowledge you need to apply these skills within real and practical settings.

    From understanding the industry to understanding relationships, theoretical approaches, confidentiality, transference, crisis and main ideas from the various schools of psychological thought; by the end of the course, you’ll feel confident in your ability to work with clients and improve their situation.

    For your benefit, 7 additional hours of bonus content includes real client demonstrations of how to structure and carry out a series of counsellor/client sessions (based on the process you'll be trained in throughout the course.

    You'll be encouraged to explore your values, motivations, strengths and the limitations they might bring to a counselling relationship, and by the end of the course, you will understand the essential frameworks that top Counselling Practitioners use to facilitate positive change in themselves and their clients.

    This course is the approved Counselling Practitioner training within Achology (the Academy for Modern Applied Psychology). On completion of the course, students are invited to apply for Professional Membership within Achology and begin putting all of their new found skills into practice right away.

    This course contains critical elements from all the principal schools of psychological thought, and students who are less than 100% satisfied with the class can claim a full refund within 30 days of purchase.


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