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Counselling courses change lives. Here's why...

The shocking news about today's problems...

Depression, divorce and sexual problems are all on the increase.

Sadly, that's good news for you as a would-be counsellor. It means the demand for counsellors can only grow.

Life is more complex than it used to be. Which means there's an increasing demand for counsellors. Let's take just four examples:

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1. Many people no longer have a network of family members or a community. So they have no one whom they can turn to for help. A counsellor can provide the advice and support that others can't bring.

2. Women are no longer willing to tolerate abuse or bad behaviour from their partners. They often require their partners to seek advice. 66% of mid-life divorces are initiated by women. Counsellors can help bring partners together.

3. Old people are separated from the family, and have no one to turn to. After a busy life, they can become lonely and troubled. Counsellors can provide real solutions.

4. Because their parents work, children often lack the detailed care and support given by parents. Some turn to drugs. Other children have problems at school, and stop going. Again a counsellor can help.

And that means more people are seeking the support of a counsellor. So there's a bigger opportunity for you to become a professional counsellor.

You can be the person who, day by day, helps the world become a slightly better place.

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By studying for our Diploma in Counselling, you’ll give yourself that edge. You couldn’t ask for anything more from a distance learning course.

Our home-study counselling course is a complete programme that shows you step-by-step how to become a counsellor.

It includes a large ring-bound binder crammed with modules, exercises and assignments, plus a course text book, a course box for your notes, and other items you'll need.

In addition, you get all the support you need from your tutor and your course advisor, plus the marking of your assignments.

And there are many other aspects of the course that I'll come to in a moment.

We created the course to help people like you become a counsellor. Other counselling courses were either too academic, too brief, or lacking in interactivity to do the job. Which is why we had to prepare our own.

And for the past eight years we've been improving it, revealing to students the methods used by counsellors, and showing them how they can apply these techniques in their own lives.

Why do the counselling course? Because it's convenient, value for money, and highly interactive!

Convenience is important to our students

You don't have to attend classes, or be anywhere at a fixed time. You study at times to suit yourself. A lot of people study our counselling course between 10pm and 1am – that's the result of a busy life and their commitment to their career.
These days, people like you lead lives that are simply too hectic and unpredictable to be tied down to attending class on pa particular day, or to log into a website at a particular hour.

That's why distance learning is so convenient. You choose when you want to study. It might be after all the kids have gone to bed. And you decide where to learn – perhaps on the train to work, or under the shade of a tree in your garden.

It's great value for money

The Diploma in Counselling course offers great value for money. We don't have to pay for classrooms all year round, and our lecturers work from home, so this it means we keep the cost down. As a result, you get a course that is of high quality but modest in cost. You save money, without sacrificing any excellence in learning.

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The counselling course is highly interactive

When you sign up, you'll get a lot more than just a set of books.

1. You'll be able to work with other students on the counselling course, and discuss common issues with them. You can also get a 'study buddy', with whom you can practise your counselling techniques. In fact you can have as many study buddies as you want. This gives you the convenience of independent study, plus the advantages of working with other students.

2. You get a Student Advisor, whom you can ring at any time during work hours. Your Student Advisor will be able to help you if you have any problems or queries about the course.

3. You'll also have a personal tutor. This will be a working counsellor who is committed to helping you succeed. Our tutors are specially chosen to be caring, supportive and experienced.

4. You'll send in assignments to your tutor, who will carefully assess them and return them to you with helpful comments. The assignments help to ensure that you have absorbed the lessons.

5. You'll complete regular self-assessment exercises that help you check that you understand the issues involved.

Free mentoring when you complete the course

Once you complete the course, we’ll give you three months’ free business mentoring.

You’ll have a personal mentor who'll help you set up your own practice (if that's your choice).

For three months after getting your Diploma you'll get one-to-one advice and support from an active practitioner.

So if you're unsure on how to launch your own practice, this mentoring programme will put you on the road to success.

And because it's all part of the Institute's course, it won't cost you a penny.

New! You get a free copy of Business Blueprints (value £27).

This 47 page book contains complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business.

Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.

Here are some of the ways counsellors help:

Life as a counsellor is very satisfying. You get to resolve people's problems, and you get paid for it. Here are some of the situations that counsellors get involved in.

  • Save marriages by helping both sides to understand the other
  • Help parents of adolescents to understand their child better, perhaps dissuading the child from leaving home or taking to drugs or the street.
  • Give lonely older people the gift of friendship
  • Help suicidal people feel that there is a purpose in life
  • Let people who were abused as a child explore their feelings towards their abuser, and perhaps attain peace of mind or closure.
  • Give angry people tools that let them control their anger, thus making life better for those around them
  • Allow the bereaved a forum in which they can express their hurt, safely explore their feelings, and ultimately come to terms with their pain.
  • Help people who regularly get into bad relationships to understand their patterns of behaviour, and give them new ways of handling other people.
  • Give people techniques to understand destructive patterns of behaviour (like alcohol or drug abuse) and stop it.

Could you become a counsellor? Take our free assessment now. Click here.


We're accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC).

Set up by the government in 1968, the ODLQC is one of the prime accreditation bodies for distance learning courses.

To achieve accreditation, we undergo a rigorous and continuous assessment, by independent experts, of all aspects of our work, including administration, learner support, educational materials, and publicity. And because we're regularly inspected, we have to we have to work hard to maintain quality to keep that accreditation.

We're also accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and by Public Eye.

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Money Back Guarantees

We offer not one but two guarantees.

1. Examine the course at your leisure for 60 days. And if you for any reason it doesn't meet your needs, just let us know and we'll refund your fees. No questions asked.

2. If, 90 days after completing the course, you haven't recouped the cost of the fees through working as a counsellor, we'll refund your course fees.

Why do we offer this? Simple. We don't want unhappy former students. We'd rather stay friends. And it stands to reason that no course can suit absolutely everyone who registers on it.

Register today. Delaying only increases the length of time you have to wait - time you could be putting towards your new career as a counsellor.


Kit Sadgrove
Kit Sadgrove
Kit Sadgrove

Course Director

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