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DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY VPS007

Duration (approx) 1500 hours
Qualification Diploma

Counselling and Psychology Training Course - Study online and at a pace to suit you

Diploma level qualification in Counselling and Psychology

  • Study counselling theories and principles with this 1500 hour diploma by distance learning
  • An outstanding foundation for a career in Counselling or related areas.
  • It is broader in scope and greater in depth than many other courses designed to train counsellors; and offers a wider variety of study options in electives (which allows you to develop unique specialist knowledge that will differentiate you from your competitors when you work in the industry).
  • Study fifteen 100 hour modules. There are core modules and elective modules. So you choose the elective modules from areas of psychology and counselling that suit you most.

This course is recognised by the Complementary Medical Association.    

There are a wide range of modules to choose from to tailor your counselling and psychology course to your needs. 

The course consists of 15 x 100 hour modules. 

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY VPS007
 COUNSELLING SKILLS II BPS110 S3
 COUNSELLING SKILLS l BPS109 S3
 COUNSELLING TECHNIQUES BPS206 S3
 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY BPS101 S1
 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN COUNSELLING BPS207 S2
 PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELLING BPS102 S2
 RESEARCH PROJECT I BGN102 S3
 RESEARCH PROJECT II BGN201 S3
 WORKSHOP I BGN103 S3
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 0 of the following 27 modules.
 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY BPS211 S3
 AGED CARE AND COUNSELLING BPS212 S3
 ANGER MANAGEMENT - BPS111 S2
 ANXIETY MANAGEMENT BPS224 S2
 AROMATHERAPY VHT104 S2
 BIOPSYCHOLOGY I - BPS108 S2
 BIOPSYCHOLOGY II - BPS204 S3
 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY BPS104 S2
 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT BPS201 S2
 COUNSELLING CHILDREN BPS218 S2
 CREATIVE THERAPIES BPS219 S1
 CRISIS COUNSELLING - BPS304 S3
 ECOTHERAPY PRACTICE BPS220 S3
 EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE BPS223 S2
 FAMILY COUNSELLING BPS213 S3
 GRIEF COUNSELLING (BPS209) S3
 HEALTH & FITNESS I (FITNESS LEADERSHIP) BRE101 S2
 HORTICULTURAL THERAPY BHT341 S2
 HUMAN NUTRITION I BRE102 S2
 INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS103 S2
 LIFE COACHING BPS305 S3
 MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH IN ADULTS BPS216 S2
 NEURODIVERSITY BPS311 S3
 RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION COUNSELLING - BPS208 S3
 RESEARCH PROJECT III - BGN202 S3
 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - BPS205 S3
 STRESS MANAGEMENT VPS100 S1

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Counsellors Should Treat the Whole Person

There is a great deal of overlap between physical illnesses and mental disorders. 

This can be well illustrated through the Royal College of Psychiatrists who reported that the rates of depression are double in people with:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary heart disease.

Also, rates of depression are triple in people with:

  • End stage renal failure.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Cerebrovascular disease.

Furthermore, they observed that:  

  • Depression doubles the risk of developing coronary heart disease.
  • Increased psychological distress increases the risk of a stroke by 11%.
  • Depression earlier in life also is a predictive factor in back pain, irritable bowel syndrome and colorectal cancer later in life.

When you look at people with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, they die on average 25 years earlier than the general population. This is mainly because of physical health problems associated with their mental health disorders. They have double the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, triple the risk for respiratory disease, and four times the risk of contracting infectious diseases. 

Clearly there is a complex relationship between physical and mental health. 

What do our students think of this course?

I am currently working on my Diploma in Psychology and Counselling via ACS. I have always wanted to do a course in this field and finally decided to take the plunge about two years ago. I was interested in the subjects ACS offered and liked the idea of being able to study via long distance and at my own pace. I have learnt a lot from this course and have enjoyed it immensely.
I left my job in the Telco industry in 2010 in order to pursue my passion in counselling. I have been doing some volunteer work to complement my studies, and I am loving it! These volunteer roles have enabled me to practice some of what I have learnt from the course and the experience has been invaluable. I am still learning a great deal! Just when I think I understand what counselling is all about, something new comes up and I am put right back into student mode. 
ACS is very flexible in their approach which I have found extremely helpful when it came to some of my assignments. For example, in my Child Psychology module where I didn't always have access to interviewing children, my tutor mentioned that I could do alternative research instead to answer the questions, which is great.


Sharon Alsop, UK, studying Diploma in Psychology and Counselling course.

Any Questions?

If you are interested in studying counselling and psychology to start a new career, improve your existing knowledge and career or just for interest, then this could be the course for you.  It is an intensive and comprehensive insight into counselling and psychology.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. Our psychology tutors are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

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Meet some of our academics

Tracey Jones (psychology)B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies) Tracey began studying psychology in 1990. She has a wide range of experience within the psychology and social work field, particularly working with people with learning disabilities. She is also qualified as a teacher and now teaches psychology and social work related subjects. She has been a book reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work and has also written many textbooks, blogs, articles and ebooks on psychology, writing, sociology, child development and more. She has had also several short stories published.
Kate Gibson B.Soc.Sc.15+ years experience in HR, marketing, education & project management. Kate has traveled and worked in a variety of locations including London, New Zealand and Australia.


Check out our eBooks

Working With PeopleAre you a "people person" looking for a job; or a better understanding of careers that might suit you? If so, this book was written for YOU!
Counselling HandbookA book for both students, as well as volunteers who may be involved in helping people with problems. This is a starting point for understanding counselling, and a reference for developing counselling skills. The book contains seven chapters: 1. Where can counselling be used 2. How to see behind the mask 3. Emotions and attitudes 4. How to communicate better when all you have is words 5. Theory versus practice 6. Diffusing difficult situations 7. Golden rules or tips
How Children ThinkAnyone who has ever tried to make a child do anything (clean up their mess, desist from throwing mud, stop drawing on the walls) knows that children think differently to adults. This book attempts to provide the skills and knowledge to develop a greater understanding of children.
How to be a Life CoachLife coaching is a relatively new profession - although coaches have been around for a long time in the guise of trainers, instructors, managers and tutors for various professions and disciplines. Life coaching is not easily defined, but it is a type of mentoring which focuses on helping individuals to achieve what they would like to achieve and thereby to lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike other forms of coaching, it takes place outside of the workplace and is concerned with all aspects of a person’s life.