Advanced Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

Understand the human mind and the counselling process with this internationally advanced psychology & counselling course.

  • 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.
  • This online course has been developed by psychology and counselling experts.
  • 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!
  • Get ahead of the job market – employers want applicants with an Advanced Certificate in Psychology & Counselling
  • This online course has been developed by psychology and counselling experts.
  • No prior experience necessary  – start today!

Course summary

Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments


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


Duration: Approximately 300 hours.  Learn at your own pace.


Start date: Get instant access within 1 business day.


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.


Qualification Information: Receive a FREE 12 month membership to the International Association for Counselling, in addition to your course certificate.

Course Pricing:

$1,995.00 $997.50


or from $25 week on an Interest FREE payment plan

This comprehensive course covers six modules


Module 1: Introduction to Psychology

The Nature and Scope of Psychology

The Neurological Basis of Behaviour

Environmental Effects on Behaviour

Consciousness and Perception


Psychological Development

Needs, drives and motivation


Module 2: Certificate in Psychology & Counselling


Abnormal behaviour

Individual behaviour

Group behaviour

Methods of dealing with abnormalities

Conflict resolution

Interpersonal communication skills


Module 3: Counselling Skills

Learning specific skills

Listening & bonding



Interview Techniques

Changing Beliefs and Normalising

Finding Solutions

Ending the Counselling


Module 4: Advanced Counselling Skills

The Counselling Session

Focus on the Present

Telephone Counselling

Dealing with Crisis

Problem Solving Techniques I – Aggression

Problem Solving Techniques II – Depression

Problem Solving Techniques III – Grief and Loss

Problem Solving Techniques IV –  Suicide


Module 5. Counselling Techniques

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy l – Freud, Erikson, Jung

Psychoanalytical psychotherapy ll – Adler

Humanistic/Existential approaches I – Gestalt Therapy

Humanistic/Existential approaches II – Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers

Rational emotive therapy – Albert Ellis

Behavioural therapy

Solution Focussed Counselling

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Module 6. Professional Practice in Psychology

Understanding Counselling

Ethics & Confidentiality

Understanding the Self


Emotions & Behaviour


Referral Practice

Download free course guide to view all 6 modules

This course is designed for

  • People looking to further their knowledge in the field of psychology
  • Those pursuing a career in psychology and counselling

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

★★★★★ “The markers of my assignments were wonderful. The positive comments were great and made me keen to fix a couple of errors. Thanks so much guys. I hope they keep up their great work.” – Linda McAlister


★★★★★ “It is hard to say one thing I like about the course because I am enjoying all of it. I am happy with the resources I have received and would rate my overall experience 5/5 so far.” – Krista Michelle Clapham

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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 (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


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


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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