Counselling Advanced Diploma - Level 4

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Course Code : PI994
Format : Paper
Accreditation : ABC Awards
Suggested Duration : 360 Hours
Level : 4

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Course Description

Counselling Advanced Diploma - Level 3 ABC Award

Our Counselling Advanced Diploma is made up of twenty units, all of which have been designed and created to provide the student with knowledge of the key theories which underpin the approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

In order to register to be a counsellor or a psychotherapist, individuals must have gained a certificate of achievement, to evidence the completion of a theoretic course which will offer the learner a basic level of knowledge of the key areas in this field. 

The learner will also be required to complete approximately 400-500 hours of practical work within a supervised environment. Such work will be discussed further in the first module and also 19. You will be provided with information on how to gain practical training.

Students that successfully complete this programme are not medically qualified, and so if a client wishes to gain psychiatric or medical treatment. It is vital to advise the individual to visit their medical practitioner. Students will notice the similarities and differences in some of the approaches used, such as Existentialist, Adlerian, and also Rational Emotive treatments and therapies, that are established on the belief that humans can control their own destiny.  Learners will be provided with all the necessary materials needed to develop and enhance their knowledge and understanding in this area. 

Students should not view the use of techniques as being universal. It is important that students develop an awareness of the differences between the approaches. 

When purchasing your course, we strive to provide you with the best possible deal available. The cost of the course will cover the registration fee, certification fee, and also tutor support. 


No Previous Knowledge Required

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme. However, this course is ideal for students who would like to continue on from the Counselling Diploma Level 3.


Course Modules

  • Module 1: Counselling – Definition, Qualification & Registration

  • Module 2: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Approach

  • Module 3: Jung and the Development of the Psychodynamic Approach

  • Module 4: The Adlerian Approach – Individual Psychology

  • Module 5: Existential Psychotherapy

  • Module 6: Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Module 7: Psychodrama Therapy

  • Module 8: Carl Rogers – Client Centred Counselling

  • Module 9: Transactional Analysis

  • Module 10: Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Module 11: Egan and the Skilled Helper Approach

  • Module 12: Albert Ellis and the rational Emotive Behavioural Approach

  • Module 13: Beck and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach

  • Module 14: Reality Therapy

  • Module 15: Post Traumatic Stress Counselling

  • Module 16: Verbal Communication Skills in Counselling

  • Module 17: Non Verbal Communication

  • Module 18: Counsellor/ Client Listening Skills

  • Module 19: Counselling and the Law

  • Module 20: Counselling – Administrative Considerations


12 Months Tutor Support

Students will receive a course manual and a study guide. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, throughout the duration of the programme (via mail or email).

Learners will also be able to access our student help team who are available to provide you with any practical advice you may require.

You can feel confident that unlimited support is available, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated throughout your studies.



To achieve the Level 4 Counselling Advanced Diploma, students will be required to complete a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and also provide you with feedback on your work.


Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). 

It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.



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