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Level 4 Counselling and Psychotherapy

Distance Learning Plus
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12 months
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Course description

Level 4 Counselling and Psychotherapy

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.

Suitability - Who should attend?

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.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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.

Training Course Content

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  • Unit 2 – Dietary Nutrients
  • Unit 3 – Supplementary Nutrients
  • Unit 4 – Role of Fluids
  • Unit 5 – Weight Loss and Dieting
  • Unit 6 – Vegetarianism
  • Unit 7 – Groups With Special Dietary Needs
  • Unit 8 – Eating Disorders
  • Unit 9 – Personal Diet Plans

Course delivery details

Flexible Study - when you want, where you want.

We will dispatch your course the same day if ordered before 2pm. Should your order be placed after this time we will post the next business day. For students enrolled on an online-only programme, you will receive access to your course materials within 24 hours of purchase.

By providing us with your mobile phone number, you consent to us passing this on to our Courier, who will notify you by SMS of the delivery time of your course materials. Your number will not be forwarded to any other parties by either ourselves or the Courier.


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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Distance Learning Plus

Distance Learning Plus has helped over 45,000 students achieve success across a range of over 100 distance learning courses. With subjects ranging from Dog Grooming to Quality Assurance, we have a wide, and constantly updated portfolio of courses to choose...

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