General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills

General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills Validated by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awards Body)

This is a 10-week course of 65 guided learning hours, 80 hours CPD.

Please download the Brief Course Guide for more information.

The General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills is Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS). This course alone is not a route to the Accredited Register nor does it fully equip a graduate to practice as a qualified counsellor.

Tutorial team includesGill Webb, Suzie Mosson, Maria O’Brien, Olivia Djouadi & Mieke Haveman
Criteria for entry to this courseRecognised counselling or psychotherapy qualification (diploma level or equivalent). Computer with internet connection and email address.

About the course

Learning online to counsel online

Welcome to our Introductory Course designed for counsellors and other therapists. Much of the work is group-based however students and tutors do not meet face to face during the Course but make relationships online.

You will learn how to begin, maintain and end online therapeutic relationships by following a timetable of weekly tasks which introduce you to the “e-counselling room”. The online meetings are at pre-arranged times (see below). Your personal tutor will give you support and feedback throughout.

Students present required pieces of work for assessment by the tutors as an online portfolio. Successful students are awarded the General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills. It is anticipated that you will spend 8 – 10 hours a week on this Course.

During weeks 2, 6 and 10, there are whole group meetings held on a video platform. These take place on a Sunday usually in the late afternoon or early evening depending on time zones.

Attendance at these meetings is mandatory.

We hold two Private Study weeks during the Course, to allow students to catch up with reading.

Start Dates

Start DateGroup Meetings (compulsory)Hand in Date
22nd April 20212nd May 2021
30th May 2021
27th June 2021
End Date: 30th June 2021
Submission Date: 28th July 2021
1st July 202111th July 2021
8thAugust 2021
5th September 2021
End Date: 8th September 2021
Submission Date: 6th October 2021
16th September 202126th September 2021
24th October 2021
21st November 2021
End Date: 24th November 2021
Submission Date: 22nd December 2021
20 January 202230st January 2022
27th February 2022
27th March 2022
Submission Date: 27th April

How to secure a place

£100 deposit secures a place on these courses.  The courses and workshops are delivered by our skilled and fully trained online tutors.

The fees are quoted in GBP. Click here for a currency converter. We normally accept payment in GBP. Please contact us for international bank transfer details.

How to secure a place

£100 deposit secures a place on these courses.  The courses and workshops are delivered by our skilled and fully trained online tutors.

The fees are quoted in GBP. Click here for a currency converter. We normally accept payment in GBP. Please contact us for international bank transfer details.

Total course cost: £882

All courses must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to starting.

* You may pay by monthly instalments (there is a small admin. charge for this).
**Payment via bank transfer and standing order preferred.  Details issued with each application form.  Other payment options are available.

Please contact our Administrator, Jasmine, if you wish to apply.

Total course cost: £840

All courses must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to starting.

* You may pay by monthly instalments (there is a small admin. charge for this).
**Payment via bank transfer and standing order preferred.  Details issued with each application form.  Other payment options are available.

Please contact our Administrator, Jasmine, if you wish to apply.

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