Counselling Skills Course


A Distance Learning Course of 6 Lessons


Course Description


Counselling is essentially a lively, human and personal experience between two people. Therefore, it is a process which requires commitment of time and effort from both parties. The aim is for the counsellor to help the client find their own answers and to become more in charge of their lives rather than less so; to be able to live their own life rather than be lived by it. The distance learning Counselling Skills course is the perfect home study course to ensure that you succeed in this exciting field.


Course Syllabus



Vocabulary of counselling

Listening skills

Counselling relationships

Motivation skills

Decision making

Grief & bereavement

Stress, anxiety & depression

Restoring self esteem

Eliciting self motivation

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Qualification 1: Counselling Skills Diploma

Counselling Skills Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

Qualification 2: Counselling Skills Certificate of Completion

Counselling Skills Certificate of Completion issued by eLearn Canada college.


Study Options

This course is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account.

Tutor Support

With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is:110 hrs.

Additional Information

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the ASET registration and certification fee (valued at up to $68.00CAD).

Tuition & Fees 625.00 CAD

Counselling Skills Course

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations:

- Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)

"The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a  member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information". For further details please click here.


Related Courses

Our uniquely flexible Counselling Skills home learning course has no time limits. You can start your home learning course whenever you like and there are no deadlines to meet, so you can adapt your distance education course to meet your needs, all from the comfort of your own home.

Once you have registered on the distance education Counselling Skills course you will be assigned a personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. Your dedicated personal tutor is always on hand to answer any query you may have, no matter how big or small, and you will also have access to a dedicated course advisor who offers guidance and advice.




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