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Diploma in Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health

Master the skills to manage and motivate others and study psychology and counselling online today!

Learn to have positive relationships and lead teams well with effective communication skills and conflict resolution techniques and understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems.

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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

18 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 899.00

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

~170 Hours | 18 Months Access

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

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Master Psychology Online

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

Investment & Payment Options

Get started for just €899

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

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How you'll benefit

  • Learn to deal with people positively by understanding their behaviour
  • Use your skills to motivate people in your career and personal life.
  • Gain a foundation for working in counselling online and offline in sessions, management or education
  • Receive a FREE 12 month student membership to the International Association for Counselling
  • Delivered by a Psychology & Mental Health specialist
  • Complete online in your own time, at your own pace
  • Understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems
  • Build your confidence and skills when relating to people with mental health issues

Course Modules

The Diploma in Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health comprises the following courses;

  • 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
  1. Introduction to Mental Health
  2. Risk and Protective Factors
  3. Stress
  4. Helping Yourself and Others
  5. Mental Health in the Workplace
  6. Suicide Risk & Intervention
  7. Recognise & Respond to Domestic Violence
  8. Aged Care and Support Services
  9. Psychotherapeutic and Pharmacological Treatments in Mental Health
  10. Ethical Responsibilities of Mental Health Professionals

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*.

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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 170 hours, and you’ll have up to 18 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*.