Advanced Counselling Skills

This course is designed for education staff who already have some training in counselling skills, or have completed our Practical Counselling Skills course. It explores a wide range of counselling approaches that may be helpful in an educational setting with a focus on practical strategies and techniques.

The course includes four informative modules and two tutor-marked assignments to check your understanding. All tutors are qualified counsellors and have experience in educational settings too.

Study topics include: Rogerian theory and its application in educational settings; Transactional Analysis theory and techniques; understanding communication in school; advanced CBT techniques; Gestalt theory and practical approaches; creative approaches – art therapy, creative writing therapy, poetry, journal therapy, working with puppets; approaches from play therapy. Includes all study materials, course textbook, Counselling Skills and Theory, and full tutorial support.

Students have up to twelve months to complete this course, allowing them to work through the modules at their own pace. A certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course.

Why Choose Us?

Our courses are updated frequently to ensure they include the latest research, idea and techniques.

Our tutorial support is second-to-none. When you enrol on the course you are assigned an experienced personal tutor who will work with you all the way through. Tutors are available by e-mail at any time to offer support, advice or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going – including weekends, bank holidays and evenings! We see this level of support as central to the success of our courses. If you would prefer to chat to your tutorial team you can get in touch by instant chat between 9am and 9pm each day.

All courses are despatched by courier.


  • Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills


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Online Study Option Now Available

This course is also available online. Our online courses are delivered as pdfs direct to your email inbox. Our online courses are exactly the same as the postal version, but include a range of supporting study material instead of textbooks.

Borders Connect is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. All of our home study courses include study material, which is sent out in an attractive, hardwearing folder, essential course books and full tutorial support or delivered online directly to your email address. We are accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council and registered as providers with Online Learning Council.