Diploma in Psychology & Counselling

Understand the human mind and the counselling process with this internationally recognised qualification.

  • You’ll learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to successfully help people work through their problems and issues with counselling.
  • This includes listening, reflection, questioning and interview techniques.
  • No prior experience necessary  – start today!
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Why Choose Us?

    • Gain an employer recognised qualification and add to your CV

 

    • Increase your job prospects and learn key office Psychology & Counselling Skills

 

    • Extend your understanding of psychology and counselling

 

    • Learn the skills counsellors use to help people resolve their problems and issues

 

    • Developed and delivered by psychology and counselling experts

 

    • Learn online, at your own pace, with tutor support by phone and email

 

  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time. We can work around you!

 

    • We donate a portion of all course proceeds to Youthline

Course summary

Qualification Code: PSCN2010

 

Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments

 

Start date: Get Instant access within 1 business day

 

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone

 

Duration: Approximately 300 hours.

 

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete

 

About the developers: This course has been developed by highly qualified psychologists with many years working experience

 

Course Level: 6

Course pricing:

$1,995.00

+ GST

or from $25 a week on an interest free payment plan

Covering Six Comprehensive Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Psychology

        • PSCG212 – The Nature and Scope of Psychology
        • PSCG213 – The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
        • PSCG132 – Environmental Effects on Behaviour
        • PSCG113 – Consciousness and Perception
        • PSCG174 – Personality
  • PSCG185 – Psychological Development
  • PSCG172 – Needs, drives and motivation

Module 2: Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

  • PSCG205 – Stress
  • PSCG101 – Abnormal behaviour
  • PSCG144 – Individual behaviour
  • PSCG139 – Group behaviour
  • PSCG166 – Methods of dealing with abnormalities
  • PSCG112 – Conflict resolution
  • PSCG149 – Interpersonal communication skills

Module 3: Counselling Skills

  • PSCG158 – Learning specific skills
  • PSCG161 – Listening & bonding
  • PSCG193 – Reflection
  • PSCG190 – Questioning
  • PSCG150 – Interview Techniques
  • PSCG108 – Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • PSCG135 – Finding Solutions
  • PSCG131 – Ending the Counselling

Module 4: Advanced Counselling Skills

  • PSCG211 – The Counselling Session
  • PSCG136 – Focus on the Present
  • PSCG210 – Telephone Counselling
  • PSCG117 – Dealing with Crisis
  • PSCG178 – Problem Solving Techniques I – Aggression
  • PSCG179 – Problem Solving Techniques II – Depression
  • PSCG180 – Problem Solving Techniques III – Grief and Loss
  • PSCG181 – Problem Solving Techniques IV –  Suicide

Module 5. Counselling Techniques

  • PSCG182 – Psychoanalytic psychotherapy l – Freud, Erikson, Jung
  • PSCG183 – Psychoanalytical psychotherapy ll – Adler
  • PSCG142 – Humanistic/Existential approaches I – Gestalt Therapy
  • PSCG141 – Humanistic/Existential approaches II – Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers
  • PSCG191 – Rational emotive therapy – Albert Ellis
  • PSCG105 – Behavioural therapy
  • PSCG202 – Solution Focussed Counselling
  • PSCG109 – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Module 6. Professional Practice in Psychology

  • PSCG216 – Understanding Counselling
  • PSCG133 – Ethics & Confidentiality
  • PSCG217 – Understanding the Self
  • PSCG175 – Personality
  • PSCG128 – Emotions & Behaviour
  • PSCG207 – Supervision
  • PSCG192 – Referral Practice

Our free course guide contains detailed information about each course modules and how it will help you advance your skills.

Receive unlimited support from experienced professionals. Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Katie

Katie (Psychology Tutor)

Katie works as a Psychology & Counselling tutor at The Career Academy. She recently graduated from a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours from the University of Tasmania. Katie previously worked as a tutor while at university and she hopes to use her tutoring skills and passion for psychology to help students at The Career Academy.

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Bess (Psychology Tutor)

Bess came to us after studying at the Auckland University of Technology. Now, she helps The Career Academy’s students get the most out of their Psychology courses. Nothing is more rewarding for Bess than when she sees students getting excited about their course, and finds tutoring is a great way to get insights into the lives of her students.

Bess is thinking about extending her tutoring experience and going back to study to become a primary school teacher, where she’d trade her students for ones who are a little younger.

Outside of psychology, Bess spends her free time at the gym, getting stuck-in with classes that get the rest of The Career Academy office sweating from just thinking about.

See what our students say

★★★★★Thank you for the pleasant time during my time in the career academy student I’m so proud to have finished my course in Psychology and mental health and am currently now enrolled as a student in bachelor in Psychology and Youth social work but couldn’t have done it without these course thank you ” – Sammy Roberts

 

★★★★★ “The course is brilliant, it is easy to understand and the detail of knowledge is also easy to absorb. The tutors have been extremely helpful and prompt to reply. I find that I don’t have to use them much at all as the content is self-explanatory.” – Lynaire Hartley

 

★★★★★ “I wanted to further my skills and knowledge as well as continue to work full-time and studying through the career academy was a great way for me to achieve this” – Zara

Covering Six Comprehensive Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Psychology

        • PSCG212 – The Nature and Scope of Psychology
        • PSCG213 – The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
        • PSCG132 – Environmental Effects on Behaviour
        • PSCG113 – Consciousness and Perception
        • PSCG174 – Personality
  • PSCG185 – Psychological Development
  • PSCG172 – Needs, drives and motivation

Module 2: Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

  • PSCG205 – Stress
  • PSCG101 – Abnormal behaviour
  • PSCG144 – Individual behaviour
  • PSCG139 – Group behaviour
  • PSCG166 – Methods of dealing with abnormalities
  • PSCG112 – Conflict resolution
  • PSCG149 – Interpersonal communication skills

Module 3: Counselling Skills

  • PSCG158 – Learning specific skills
  • PSCG161 – Listening & bonding
  • PSCG193 – Reflection
  • PSCG190 – Questioning
  • PSCG150 – Interview Techniques
  • PSCG108 – Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • PSCG135 – Finding Solutions
  • PSCG131 – Ending the Counselling

Module 4: Advanced Counselling Skills

  • PSCG211 – The Counselling Session
  • PSCG136 – Focus on the Present
  • PSCG210 – Telephone Counselling
  • PSCG117 – Dealing with Crisis
  • PSCG178 – Problem Solving Techniques I – Aggression
  • PSCG179 – Problem Solving Techniques II – Depression
  • PSCG180 – Problem Solving Techniques III – Grief and Loss
  • PSCG181 – Problem Solving Techniques IV –  Suicide

Module 5. Counselling Techniques

  • PSCG182 – Psychoanalytic psychotherapy l – Freud, Erikson, Jung
  • PSCG183 – Psychoanalytical psychotherapy ll – Adler
  • PSCG142 – Humanistic/Existential approaches I – Gestalt Therapy
  • PSCG141 – Humanistic/Existential approaches II – Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers
  • PSCG191 – Rational emotive therapy – Albert Ellis
  • PSCG105 – Behavioural therapy
  • PSCG202 – Solution Focussed Counselling
  • PSCG109 – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Module 6. Professional Practice in Psychology

  • PSCG216 – Understanding Counselling
  • PSCG133 – Ethics & Confidentiality
  • PSCG217 – Understanding the Self
  • PSCG175 – Personality
  • PSCG128 – Emotions & Behaviour
  • PSCG207 – Supervision
  • PSCG192 – Referral Practice

Receive Unlimited Support From Experienced Professionals

Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Katie

Katie (Psychology Tutor)

I’m very happy with Career Academy.My tutor Katie McBain always give me a fast and detailed professional feedback of my assignments.
Thank you Katie.

Mary C

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Bess (Psychology Tutor)

My tutor Bess is always encouraging, supportive and i love her feed back especially when she encourages me to eloborate my answer to a question, she helps me have another go. I so appreciate her positive criticisms which helps me grow in understanding. The online course and material is easy to surf and understand. Brilliant CustomerCare with the help box, prompt and very communicative. I'm already utilized some of the teaching. Thank you everyone from The Career Academy studing is another opportunity for me to grow and open new doors career wise. 😎🤗😁

Josie I

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Louise (Psychology Tutor)

I am loving my course so far it has alot more content than i thought it would the assinments are challenging the tutors have been great (louise) gives great feedback and lets you know on areas you need to improve on or have done well on overall i am very happy with the course

Niamh S

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