Counselling Course
Counselling course brochure
“I would highly recommend it. The distance learning aspect of it is brilliant. There are no deadlines which allow you to leave more time between modules to learn more before attempting them. I find the content easy to read.”
Paula, Cheshire, UK
The support system is great. Even if it's been a while between my submitting assignments, I still receive regular emails, articles etc. which reminds me I'm not alone and spurs me on to keep going.
Deborah, Kent, UK
Home study suits my lifestyle, and this is a particularly good course.
Carol, Essex, UK
“If like me you have decided you wish to study counselling, I would recommend this course 100%. It is a great starting point and covers a great deal of info. It's extremely well thought out and great value for money.”
Tracy, London, UK
“I've found the course interesting and thought provoking. I've also been fortunate to have a very good tutor.”
Susan, Merseyside, UK

Accredited Diploma in Counselling Course

What's in your course?

Here's what you'll find:


  • A Quick Start guide, to get you started on the course.

  • A sturdily bound set of course modules that lies flat for ease of study. In the online edition, we provide the modules as online PDFs.

  • The contents of the counselling course
    Above: the course contains
    books, manual, audio,
    guides, and much more

  • 56,000 words of practical how-to text. Detailed information that guides you towards becoming a professional counsellor.

  • 12 assignments. They will be carefully marked with personal advice by an experienced tutor.

  • A useful case that keeps all your course material (not in the online-only edition).

  • A confidential personal profile for you to complete. This helps you assess your goals, your strengths and weaknesses, and your progress.

  • A study guide and planner that helps you organise your study.

  • Self-assessment exercises. They occur throughout the course to help check that you can tackle each type of counselling.

  • How to Succeed in your Distance Learning Course booklet (right). Tips and advice on how to successfully complete your course. This booklet is not available elsewhere.

  • How to Write Assignments booklet (left). This booklet offers useful guidance on how to prepare your assignments. It's not available elsewhere.

  • A techniques book to accompany the course materials (not in the online-only edition).

  • Question and Answer sheets for you to have your queries answered (not in the online-only edition).

  • The contact details for your personal tutor.

  • Counselling Audio CDAudio CD. Listen to the course in the car or on your iPod. The course now includes a CD and online mp3 version of the course which you can download. This means you can listen to the course wherever you are - while commuting or on holiday.

  • Advertising and business stationery kit. Saves you spending time and money with designers and printers. Click here for details of the kit.

  • Details of how to contact other students.

  • 49 Winning Ways to Promote your Service booklet. Great ideas to get you started. This booklet is not available elsewhere.


The Blackford Method and Pillars

You'll also get the Blackford Pillars and Method booklets with your course.


The Blackford PillarsThe Blackford Pillars

The Blackford Pillars are a set of 10 fundamentals that guide the new counsellor. They provide a basis for operating a sound and ethical practice. The Blackford Pillars are included in the course, and are not available elsewhere.

Adopting the Pillars will allow you to run a professional practice properly.


The Blackford Method

The Blackford MethodThe Blackford Method is a unique ten-step method for:
- Generating enquiries
- Converting enquirers into paying clients
- Managing the counselling process
- Retaining existing clients

The Blackford Method is included as part of the course. It is not available anywhere else.

If you follow the Blackford Method, you will succeed as a counsellor, assuming that you also have the innate ability to counsel clients.



Counsellor's Manual

You will receive an exclusive Practitioner's Manual, not available elsewhere.

It contains invaluable counsellor's records and forms, and much useful information.


Plus! Access your course online

  • There's an edition of the course online, available to all learners on this course. You'll get access to all the course modules and assignments when you register.

  • Online student's database. Add your name to the database, and get in touch with other students.

Bonuses


Bonus 1. Counsellor's Toolkit (Value £37).

This ebook contains 21 tried and tested tools used by professional counsellors. They help you understand your client better, give the client insights into themselves, and let the client move forward with their life. If you're unsure how to help a client, these powerful tools provide instant aids. Each of the 21 tools includes practical 'how-to' instructions for use. Use the Counsellor's Toolkit and see your client transformed. This toolkit is not available anywhere else.


Bonus 2. Free mentoring when you complete the course (Value £460).

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 Blackford Centre's course, it won't cost you a penny.


Bonus 3. You get the files for a counsellor's website (Value £385)

You get pages for your own website, complete with sample text. Just change the text to suit your needs, upload it to your site, and you’ll have your own website!

If you went to a designer, they would charge you at least £385 for this work. And because we know what clients want from a counsellor’s website, the pages are better than what a designer would provide.

Click here to learn more about the free counsellor’s website.


Bonus 4: You get a free copy of Business Blueprints (Value £17)

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

Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.

A Guide to Counselling Online

Bonus 5. A Guide to Online Counselling (Value £16)

This guide teaches you how to offer an online counselling service. It's not available elsewhere.


Bonus 6. Your First Client Celebration Kit (Value £31)

What’s the first thing to do when you get your first client? The answer is: ‘Celebrate!’ And we’ll help you do that, because as soon as you get your first paid work after completing the course we’ll send you a celebration kit including fun items such as champagne glasses and other party items.


And when you complete the course, you'll get the following free items:

  • A Diploma to frame and display on your wall.

  • A reference from us confirming that you have completed the course.

    Certified Image Consultant

  • An 'Approved Counsellor' logo on your website and stationery.

  • Your name on the 'Approved Counsellor' listing.

  • We'll send a free press release to your local newspapers announcing your success (if you want it).

From time to time we improve, amend or extend the items mentioned here.