|To anyone who was thinking
of signing up on the counseling course, I'd say: Try
it and enjoy it - one learns a lot and there is real
self-satisfaction at the end!
Meads - Winchester
From: Kit Sadgrove
is more complex than it used to be. Which means there's an
increasing demand for counselors Let's take just four examples:
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 counselor
can provide the advice and support that others can't bring.
are no longer willing to tolerate abuse or bad behavior from
their partners. They often require their partners to seek
advice. 66% of mid-life divorces are initiated by women. Counselors
can help bring partners together.
people are separated from the family, and have no one
to turn to. After a busy life, they can become lonely and
troubled. Counselors can provide real solutions.
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 counselor can help.
And that means more people
are seeking the support of a counselor So there's a bigger
opportunity for you to become a professional counselor
You can be the person who,
day by day, helps the world become a slightly better place.
home-study counseling course is a complete program
that shows you step-by-step how to become a counselor
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
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 counselor Other counseling 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 counselors, and showing them how they can apply these
techniques in their own lives.
|I feel that this course
is a very good introduction to counseling It is clearly
laid out and instructions are easy to understand.
It allows you to take the course at your own pace,
and your tutor is easy to contact should you have
any questions or queries.
Radburn, Newbury, Berkshire
|It was easy to follow
and I was happy to be able to view the entire course,
rather than piece by piece.
Pascali, Toronto Canada
Why do the counseling course? Because it's convenient,
value for money, and highly interactive!
is important to our
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 counseling course between 10pm and 1am – that's the result
of a busy life and their commitment to their career.
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 Counseling
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 counseling 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 counseling course, and discuss common
issues with them. You can also get a 'study buddy', with whom
you can practice your counseling 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 counselor who is committed to helping you succeed.
Our tutors are specially chosen to be caring, supportive and
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
that help you check that you understand the issues involved.
here to order today
|The course design has
ways of identifying skills within yourself that you
may have not been aware of.
Slack, Nalvern, Worcestershire, UK
|If it's what you want
to do, this is the way to do it. The support from
your Tutor is encouraging, critical and constructive
- and arrives on time!
Gutteridge, Essex UK
|Thank you for supporting
me in reaching another goal in my life! If home study
is what suits your personal needs then this course
is excellent as it allows you to study at your own
Anita Lumbis, West
Here are some of the ways counselors help:
as a counselor is very satisfying. You get to resolve people's
problems, and you get paid for it. Here are some of
the situations that counselors get involved in.
marriages by helping both sides to understand the other
parents of adolescents to understand their child better,
perhaps dissuading the child from leaving home or taking
to drugs or the street.
lonely older people the gift of friendship
suicidal people feel that there is a purpose in life
people who were abused as a child explore their feelings
towards their abuser, and perhaps attain peace of mind or
angry people tools that let them control their anger, thus
making life better for those around them
the bereaved a forum in which they can express their hurt,
safely explore their feelings, and ultimately come to terms
with their pain.
people who regularly get into bad relationships to understand
their patterns of behavior, and give them new ways of handling
people techniques to understand destructive patterns of
behavior (like alcohol or drug abuse) and stop it.
accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council
(ODLQC). Set up by the government to assess standards in distance
education, they check out our tutors, our finances, our management
systems - the works. We're proud of our accreditation, which
is why we're keen to maintain it.
And that's why we work so
hard to keep our students happy. If for any reason you were
unhappy with our service, you can contact them by clicking
on this link: ODLQC.
are also registered with the Department for Education and
Skills on its Register of Education and Training Providers.
And we're recognized by the Better Business Bureau, and by
E-Public Eye, among others.
Let me briefly tell you about the theory
behind our course
use a person-centered (sometimes called client-centered)
approach in our course. We believe that the client is
the right person - indeed the only person - who can
understand and resolve their own concerns.
clients also need support and guidance in order to help
them see alternative views of a problem, and the counselor
can help them explore problems in a non-confrontational,
non judgmental and non-directive counseling session.
This gives them the freedom to safely explore their
emotions and background, leading them to resolve their
these are all subjects that you'll learn about on the
What you'll get
when you receive the counseling course
Check out the link on the left
of this page to see the full contents
list. In brief, it includes:
- The large-sized ring binder
- Text book
- Study guide
- Quick Start Guide
- '49 ways to promote your own Practice'
- Your own personal tutor
- A course advisor
- The opportunity to have one or more 'study
- Discussions with other students
you complete the counseling course...
Once you successfully complete your course,
you get a Diploma in Counseling qualification. This tells
your clients that you have been properly trained, and gives
them the confidence to hire you as their counselor You also
get the following:
- The right to use
the letters Dip C(Inst.NH) after your name. This is the recognition
that you need and merit.
- A printed Diploma for your walls.
Counselor logo on your website and stationery.
- You can add your name to our database
of professional counselors Since clients search this database,
it could lead to work for you.
A press release to your local press, if you want
- Continuing support from your tutor (for
Money Back Guarantees
not one but two guarantees.
1. Examine the counseling course
at your leisure for 30 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 counselor, 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.
today. Delaying only increases the
length of time you have to wait - time you could be putting
towards your new career as a counselor
Here's what you bring to your clients:
have so much to offer your clients. Here are just a few of
Inner peace - because you help them let
go of their anger
A future - because you liberate them
from the torment of the past.
Joy - when they are freed to discover
a better life
you'll bring experience, too. Many of
our counseling students have had troubled or challenging times
in their past. Many have spent sessions with a counselor themselves,
and recognized the benefits it brought.
Perhaps you have suffered in the past? If so, you'll be able
much more to empathize with your clients much better than
someone who has led a sheltered life. And you'll know what
techniques help or hinder people who need therapy. You'll
bring your practical experience of life to aid your work.
- Counselor's Manual - a £25 ($45) Value. Students
receive an exclusive free Practitioner's Manual, not
available elsewhere. It contains invaluable counselor's
records and forms, and much useful information.
Is the course right for you?
probably already have many of the skills a counselor needs.
You're probably a good listener. And people approach you with
their problems, because they see you as a sympathetic person.
you can use those skills, and (with our help) overlay them
with professional counseling skills, to become a counselor
in your own right.
It's such worthwhile work
work could be more worthwhile? All around us people are troubled,
suffering inner turmoil that they dare not reveal to their
friends or neighbors, for fear of being told to 'pull yourself
together', or being dismissed as being obsessive, boring,
or making 'a fuss about nothing'.
not repaired, each generation hands down its hurt to the next,
infecting their children and those around them with their
toxic behavior That's why a counselor is so important - they
break the vicious circles, and help people create new and
positive life styles. So your work can continue to weave its
magic long after you retire or die. It's your unique gift
to the world.
are many fascinating specialties.
You can work with couples, and deal with
marital problems, including being a socio-sexual counselor
You can work with your people, whether
toddlers or adolescents
You can work with old people, exploring
their concerns and worries
You can specialize in problems of addiction,
whether alcohol or drug abuse. Or shyness. Or anger management.
expertise in counseling is an ideal foundation for any field
of work. Every area of work benefits from understanding people's
needs and motivations.
How do other jobs compare?
kind of job are you doing at present? If you're like most
people, you're stuck in an office, doing repetitive work you
don't enjoy. You may be working for a dull organization, or
running about for a boss that that doesn't respect you.
maybe you're at home, trying to decide how to earn a living?
probably want an ethical life, one where you
put something back into society.
you want to put your healing powers to work. You
probably know that people turn to you for advice – and that's
a very special gift. To turn your back on that skill, knowing
that you alone of your friends posses it in such abundance,
that would be a criminal waste.
you have a responsibility to use your special powers to spread
harmony, the way that only a counselor can do.
Or you can pay
by PayPal. Click one of the boxes below, depending on where
With best wishes
Institute of Natural Healing
PS. Is your career path blocked? Many people
choose to study with us when they find their road to the counseling
profession is blocked by their lack of experience, lack of
theory, or lack of formal qualifications. Our Diploma course
opens the way, creating a smooth (but demanding) route to
becoming a working counselor