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Diploma in Psychology and Counselling

Once you make your mind up about this Diploma, you’ll never look back!

This internationally recognised qualification has the ability to open so many doors. It will enable you to learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to successfully help people work through their problems and issues with counselling. This comprehensive Diploma includes listening, reflection, questioning and interview techniques. On successful completion, you’ll receive a free 12 month membership to the International Association for Counselling, in addition to your qualification.

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Get instant access within 1 business day and start when you’re ready

Plus receive unlimited tutor support via phone & email from experienced professionals.

Course Duration

12 Months Access | ~300 hours

Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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Deepen your understanding

Be awarded with a certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

Investment & Payment Options

Pay your way; weekly or monthly
Start from just 599.00

Our flexible interest-free payment plan allows you to start from only €25 per week

100% Online & 24/7 Access

Get instant access within 1 business day and start when you're ready

Plus receive unlimited tutor support via phone & email from experienced professionals.

Duration

~300 Hours | 12 Months Access

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

Get Qualified & Earn More

Improve Other Peoples Lives

Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

Investment & Payment Options

Get started from just €499

Or from only €25 per week with our no deposit, interest free payment plan.

Students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

How you'll benefit

  • Gain an employer recognised qualification and add to your CV.
  • 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.

Course Modules

  • The Nature and Scope of Psychology
  • The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
  • Environmental Effects on Behaviour
  • Consciousness and Perception
  • Personality
  • Psychological Development
  • Needs, Drives and Motivation
  • Stress
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Individual Behaviour
  • Group Behaviour
  • Methods of Dealing with Psychological Problems
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Learning Specific Skills
  • Listening and Bonding
  • Reflection
  • Questioning
  • Interview Techniques
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • Finding Solutions
  • Ending the Counselling
  • The Counselling Session
  • Focusing 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
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I: Freud, Erikson & Jung
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II: Adler
  • Humanistic / Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic / Existential Approaches II
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution-Focussed Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Understanding Counselling
  • Ethics & Confidentiality
  • Understanding the Self
  • Personality
  • Emotions and Behaviour
  • Supervision
  • Referral Practice

Why The Career Academy?

We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

See exactly what you'll be learning

Download a free course guide to find out more about course modules, your tutorspricing and payment details, course duration & access.

Receive unlimited tutor support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

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Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

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Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

100% Money Back Guarantee

After enrolling, you’ll receive an 14-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee*.

Our students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

599.00

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Flexible Payment Plan

Pay around your schedule with our flexible, interest-free payment plan.

  • No Credit Check
  • Start for only €25/week
  • No deposit**

Starting from €25/week
** €25 establishment fee applies, and can be integrated with your Payment Plan balance.

Upfront payment

Pay your course fees upfront and benefit from a €100 discount.

  • Save €100 on course fees
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  • No establishment fee



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Frequently Asked Questions

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by selecting your course and clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 01 437 8559 or email them at info@careeracademy.ie

This course takes approximately 300 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee*.

The Career Academy offer entry level qualifications, which are great starting points for anyone looking to begin their journey as a counselling psychologist.
Most students take up to 12 months to complete