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Certificate in Traditional Counselling Concepts

The Certificate Course in Traditional Counselling Concepts teaches you how to recognise and respond to common situations that present in everyday life. The high quality specialised training skills learnt are transferable for professionals looking to engage with their clients who might be experiencing challenging times, allied health professionals who are looking to develop techniques for a deeper engagement with their clients and for the wider community looking to provide counselling services.

Studies include a combination of skills training, experiential learning and counselling theories.The training requires a commitment to one's own personal growth and life change process.

With a flexible study options and alternate payment plans, the Certificate in Traditional Counselling Concepts offers the perfect study option for those wishing to undertake specialised counselling training, in a supportive and interactive learning environment.

This training course in counsellling can also be studied via on-line learning.

Students will be required to be able to use SKYPE. Instructions will be provided.

Recognition of Course

Nature Care College courses are not nationally recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualification Framework, do not lead to the issuance of AQF certification documentation and Nature Care College is not registered by ASQA to deliver the course.

For further details please download Course Outline

Recommended Study Plan: 1 Year Part-time

UNITS OF STUDY

Introduction to Counselling Practices

Description:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a structured approach to counselling to determine, establish and confirm the nature of the counsellor-client relationship according to the agency’s counselling model.  It also describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced and specialised communication skills in the client-counsellor relationship

  • Understand the counsellor-client relationship
  • Prepare for the first session 
  • The importance of rapport and trust 
  • Being non-judgemental 
  • Being curious 
  • Resisting the temptation to give advice
  • Supporting them vs. saving them 
  • Creating a safe space for the client to speak

Assessment (indicative only): Short answer questions assessment, role play and reflective journal.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 


Client Communications with a Counselling Framework

Description:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support clients to identify and work though concerns, manage the overall counselling process to its conclusion, assist clients to clarify their goals, explore options and develop a course of action, and evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection.

  • Helping the client to more deeply epxlore their issues and the emotions that they are investing in those issues
  • Transition the client into creating a better life, without those issues
  • Smart goal setting
  • Monitor client commitment and progress
  • Motivational interviewing 

Assessment (indicative only): Conduct a 20 minute simulated session demonstrating working through client concerns and action planning, and bringing the session and counselling contract to a close. A reflective journal is to be written from the observation checklists completed by the observer and trainer.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

 


Common Counselling Theories and Therapies

Description:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to describe and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to select and use different counselling therapies to meet client needs and describes the skills and knowledge required to research key concepts and constructs of theories of personality and human development, and link those to counselling practice.  

  • Looks at the "experiments" that laid the theoretical basis of today's counselling therapies
  • What really is a "Freudian slip"?
  • what are "attachment issues" & where do they come from?
  • Sibling birth order - what does it tell us?
  • Look at the therapies that come out of those theories -is one better than another? Can a counsellor use more than one with a client?   

Assessment (indicative only):

  • Short answer questions assessment
  • Written assessment.
  • Two role plays that are not assessed

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Counselling Principles

Co-requisites: None

 

 


Provide Support with Grief and Loss

Description:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.  

  • Develop the understanding that grief and loss is not only about bereavement
  • Explore two main contributors to the grief and loss framework  - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and William Worden             

Assessment (indicative only):

  • Role play and reflective journal
  • Written Assessment

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Counselling Principles

Co-requisites: None

 


Client Support in Relationship Issues

Description:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage with diverse people to determine relationship issues and support relationship building using a strengths-based approach.  

  • What is "communication"?
  • What gets in the way of good relationships?
  • Building a trusting relationship
  • Systemic therapy
  • Genograms to pictorially describe the family dynamics
  • The "Five Love Languages"
  • "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" - John Gottman
  •   Assertive vs aggressive verbal communication
  • How does this work with only one part of the couple?   

Assessment (indicative only):

Role play and reflective journal

Written Assessment

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Counselling Principles, Client Communications with a Counselling Framework  

Co-requisites: None

 

 




Course tuition fees for each term will depend on the number of units of study in which you enrol into. You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $525.00

Term 2 : $1,370.00

Term 3 : $1,170.00

testimonials

"My experience at Nature Care College has surpassed all expectations. I was extremely apprehensive when I enrolled in the Diploma of Counselling. Half way through my first year, I feel so nurtured and inspired to learn more. This is by far, one of the best things I have done for my career, personal life and for my soul!"

Lisa Gilfoyle

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