great money as a counsellor - and help other people
Counselling courses change lives.
The shocking news about today's
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:
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
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.
Accredited by NCFE at Level 4
Our course is fully accredited by the national awarding
body NCFE, and on completing it you get a national
award equivalent to Level 4 of the National Learning
Framework (post A level/HNC/HND standard).
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification
regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern
Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications
and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the
Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning
and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum,
Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
To read more about NCFE please go to www.ncfe.org.uk
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.
home-study counselling course is a complete programme
that shows you step-by-step how to become a counsellor.
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
addition, you get all the support you need from your
tutor and your course advisor, plus the marking of your
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
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
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
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.
The counselling course is highly interactive
When you sign up, you'll get a lot more than just a set of
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
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
you become a counsellor? Take our free assessment now.
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
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.
Money Back Guarantees
We offer not one but
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.