Counselling and psychotherapy are playing an increasingly crucial role in improving mental health. Helping others to explore their feelings has a far-reaching positive impact on society and this Counselling Theory course will help you advance your career in this vital sector.
Our Counselling Theory online course not only offers the flexibility you need to fit study alongside existing commitments, its broad, far-reaching content will test existing skills and develop your understanding of counselling theory – invaluable to any practitioner.
From Freud and the psychodynamic approach, to behavioural and humanistic theory, cognitive theory and behavioural theory; you’ll cover core theories to enhance your knowledge, improving your practice and employability as you progress. Why not enrol on this course today and take your counselling career to the next level?
A working knowledge of person-centred Counselling Theory sits at the heart of all counselling, regardless of which field you may specialise in. This course will develop your theoretical knowledge and evaluate your progress through ten marked assignments, a reflective learning journal and a case study exercise.
With 24/7 access to engaging online resources, written by experts, you’ll also benefit from feedback from a personal tutor as you progress through each topic. By studying Counselling Theory online you can gain the knowledge and skills you need, in a way that suits your lifestyle.
Our Counselling Theory online course is ideal if you:
Unit 1: An introduction to your course
Unit 2: Freud and the psychodynamic approach
Unit 3: Development in psychodynamic theory
Unit 4: Behavioural theory
Unit 5: Humanistic theory
Unit 6: Cognitive theory and cognitive behavioural theory
Unit 7: An introduction to transactional analysis
Unit 8: Early years
Unit 9: Some theories of loss and grief
Unit 10: Gestalt theory and therapy
Unit 11: Roberto Assagioli and the transpersonal approach
Study Counselling Theory with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Tracey who is just one of our first-class counselling tutors:
“I love what I teach and hope my students do too. Qualifications include MSocSc and Diploma in Social Science and Social Work, Postgraduate Diploma in Learning Disability Studies, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology. A former examiner for AQA and International Baccalaureate. I also write academic textbooks and courses.”
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
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It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £395
Amount of credit: £355.50
Monthly payment: £59.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £395
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.