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Level 6 Counselling and Psychotherapy Course

Level 6 Counselling and Psychotherapy Course


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This course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident counsellor or psychologist as well as assist you in developing more advanced counselling and psychotherapy skills.

This course at a glance

  • Eligible to apply for the insurance
  • Accredited by International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM)
  • Accredited by CPD UK
  • Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
  • Understand psychotherapy and identify your potential clients in psychotherapy
  • Recognise various types of psychotherapy including internet-based therapy
  • Recognise approaches and perspectives of psychotherapy
  • Understand social and cognitive psychology as well as their application
  • Know how to treat abnormal behaviour through psychological approaches
  • Learn how to recognise and treat psychological disorders in children, such as grief and bereavement, stress, bullying, and child abuse.
  • Recognise the stages of a child’s growth and determine which ones necessitate close monitoring and counselling.
  • Know how to use therapeutic language to counsel and work with children
  • Understand the effect of social, environmental, family and schooling factors on a child’s development
  • Recognise the psychology behind addiction as well as its treatment
  • Understand how to treat addiction through various counselling approaches
  • Develop compassion towards people suffering from mental and emotional issues
  • Demonstrate various drug policies, legislation and decriminalisation
  • Know how to deal with alcohol and drug-related issues in the workplace and in families
  • Identify the main causes of the eating disorder, including how to use CBT to treat it
  • Know how to use DBT to treat various psychological disorders

Why Counselling and Psychotherapy Course right for you?

If you are looking to expertise in this rewarding field or simply wanting to refresh your existing skills and knowledge as a counsellor or psychologist, this Level 6 Counselling and Psychotherapy Course is ideal for you. This course incorporates intellectual, practical, and experience components in a supportive and demanding setting, thus, providing you with the required skills to start your own practice.

This course will help you grasp various psychotherapy methods and techniques which include the psychodynamic approach, unconscious process, defense mechanism, humanistic approach, and CBT. You will also understand how to conduct group therapy, family therapy and internet-based therapy. This course provides a concise insight into the perspectives of psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology as well as the psychology of abnormal behaviour.

You’ll learn about child counselling, child development and the complexity of growth as well as how social, environmental, family and schooling factors affect a child’s development. This course also explains the psychology of addiction, the reason behind addiction including how to treat addiction. Finally, you will understand how CBT and DBT are used to treat several mental disorders in detail.

Upon successful completion of this Level 6 Counselling and Psychotherapy Course, you will develop self-awareness and extensive counselling and psychotherapy skills to practise competently as counsellors or psychologists, and thus provide mental and emotional support to those in need.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Course Details

International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) is a leading accredited organisation that certifies and regulates alternative therapists, healers, and training providers around the world. After completing the IPHM accredited course you will be eligible to apply for the insurance.


CPD Certification Service
CPD certificates are accepted by thousands of professional bodies and government regulators here in the UK and around the world. Many organisations look for employees with CPD requirements, which means, that by doing this course, you would be a potential candidate in your respective field.


Quality License Scheme Certificate (20% off)
The Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

Psychotherapy Course

  • Introduction to the course
  • About the Instructor
  • About the Course

Understanding Psychotherapy

  • What is Psychotherapy.
  • A Short Historical Introduction
  • Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Where do Psychotherapists work.

Starting Psychotherapy Practice

  • Who Can Benefit from Psychotherapy
  • Short-Term Vs Long-Term Therapy
  • Therapeutic Relationship
  • What Does the First Psychotherapy Session Involve.

Your Potential Clients in Therapy

  • Psychotherapy for Children
  • Individual and Group Sessions
  • Family Therapy

Different Types of Psychotherapy

  • Psychodynamic Approach
  • Unconscious Processes (The Unconscious Mind)
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Humanistic Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioural Approach (CBT)

Internet Based Therapy

  • Face-to-face Vs ‘Online’ Psychotherapy
  • How to Become an ‘Online Psychotherapist’.
  • Thank You and Good Bye!


  • What is Psychology
  • The Biological Approach
  • Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches
  • Person-Centred Approaches
  • Debates in Psychology

Social Psychology

  • Social Influence: Compliance, Obedience and Conformity
  • Social Cognition
  • Applied Social Psychology

Cognitive Psychology and Its Applications

  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Remembering (Memory)
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Forgetting (Memory)
  • Language
  • Thinking (Cognition)
  • Attitudes
  • Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence

Child Development

  • Issues in Child Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • The Development of Language and Communication
  • Social Perception (Interpersonal Perception)
  • Moral Development

The Psychology of Atypical (Abnormal) Behaviour

  • The Definition and Diagnosis of Atypical (Abnormal) Behaviour
  • Treatments of Atypical (Abnormal) Behaviour
  • Emotional Disorders

Research Methods

  • Research Issues
  • Data Analysis
  • Thank You and Good Bye!

Child Counsellor Level 3

  • Psychology of Growth and Development
  • The Development Cycle
  • Parent, Child, Teacher Relationships
  • The Complexities of Growth
  • Introduction – Psychological Development

Therapeutic Language

  • Conflict and Stress
  • Behavioural Therapies
  • Working with Children
  • The Use of Language
  • Memory

Psychological Issues

  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Exploring Grief and Letting Go
  • Dysfunctional Families
  • What is Co-Dependency
  • Child Bullying and Child Abuse

Therapeutic Outcomes

  • Psychological Study of Education
  • Transformation
  • Using Newly Found Skills
  • Recovery – The Therapeutic Process
  • Moving on – Emotional Intimacy

Working as a Counsellor

  • Setting Up a Practice

Child Psychology

  • What is ‘Child Psychology’.
  • The Role of Child Psychologist
  • Where do Child Psychologists Work

Child Psychology – Theoretical Approach

  • Why Do We Need to Learn Theories.
  • Developmental Theories: What We Are Born With
  • Developmental Theories: How Environment Impacts Us

Environmental & Socio-Cultural Factors in Development

  • ‘Attachment’ Factor in Newborns
  • Socio-Cultural Factors in Child’s Development

Family & Schooling Factors in Development

  • The Role of Parenting in Child’s Development
  • Relationship Breakdown in the Family
  • Schooling Environment
  • Counselling Young Children

Cognitive and Emotional Development

  • Language & Cognitive Development
  • Emotions & Feelings
  • Socialising With Others
  • Thank You and Good Bye!

Addiction Psychology and Counselling Level 3

  • Theories of Addiction
  • The Moral Model
  • The Psychological Model
  • The Medical / Disease Model
  • The Socio-Cultural Model

Addiction Treatments

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • The Minnesota Model
  • Counselling and Therapy
  • Harm Reduction Model
  • Treatments in Practice

Addiction in Society

  • Drug policies, Legislation and Decriminalisation
  • Community change, Outreach, Harm Reduction or Abstinence
  • Alcohol and Drug education
  • Alcohol- and Drug Related Issues in the Workplace

Addiction in Families

  • Codependency, Children of Alcoholic Families, Parenting Styles, Family Factors
  • Relapse for Families, ‘letting Go’, Dependent Attitudes and Dependent Behaviours
  • Al-Anon
  • The Intervention Approach

Working with Addiction

  • Why be a ‘Helper’
  • Helper’ Qualities and Attitudes
  • Counselling / ‘Helping’ Skills

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

  • CBT & Therapeutic Principles
  • What is CBT (the CBT model)
  • NICE Guideline
  • The Therapeutic Alliance, Trust and Empathy
  • Ethics of the therapy

The Psychology & Causations of Eating Disorders

  • Eating Disorders: Categorisations
  • Core Psychopathology of Eating Disorders
  • Co-morbid Psychiatric Illness
  • Social and Family Factors
  • Cognitive Factors
  • Emotional Factors

The Assessment & Planning

  • First session – Assessment
  • Dietary and Nutritional Issues
  • Setting Goals With the Client
  • Motivational Factors

CBT in Practice

  • Working with Anxiety
  • The Socratic Approach (Socratic Questioning)
  • Psychoeducation
  • The ‘Exposure’ Technique
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Working With Beliefs (Shape, Weight, Food)
  • Behavioural Experiments

Reviewing & Wrapping Up

  • Designing and Reviewing Action Plans
  • Concluding Therapy Successfully
  • Follow up and Relapse Prevention
  • Thank you and Good Bye!

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training

  • What is Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Definition of Counselling
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Approaches in Counselling & Psychotherapy

About Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • What is DBT.
  • What is ‘Dialectical’.
  • History & Philosophy of DBT

DBT Strategies & ‘Life Skills’

  • What is ‘Mindfulness’
  • What is ‘Distress Tolerance’
  • What is ‘emotion Regulation’
  • What is ‘Interpersonal Effectiveness’

Treatment by DBT

  • Multistage approach of DBT
  • The Stages of Treatment in DBT
  • Prioritising Treatments Target
  • How to Set Up ‘learning Environment’ for the Client
  • How to Conduct ‘Behavioural Analysis’

DBT for Psychological Disorders

  • Uses of DBT
  • DBT in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • DBT in the Treatment of Depression
  • DBT for Treatment of Anxiety & OCD
  • DBT for Treatment of ‘Eating Disorders’

Effectiveness of DBT

  • How Effective is DBT.
  • Criticism and Limitations of DBT
  • Thank You and Good Bye!

This Counselling and Psychotherapy Course is primarily aimed at:

  • Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Rehab support worker
  • Aspiring psychologist/counsellor
  • Students of Psychology
  • Anyone working in any care or therapeutic setting

This course, on the other hand, is not restricted to a specific occupation or subject of study. It may also assist a larger group of people who wish to learn about Counselling and Psychotherapy in order to develop self-awareness and compassion towards people suffering from emotional and mental breakdowns.

  • There are no academic entry requirements for this Level 6 Counselling and Psychotherapy Course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
  • However, you are required to have a laptop/desktop/tablet or smartphone and a good internet connection.

This Level 6 Counselling and Psychotherapy Course assesses learners through multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Upon successful completion of the modules, learners must answer MCQs to complete the assessment procedure. Through the MCQs, it is measured how much a learner could grasp from each section. In the assessment pass mark is 60%.

Check out our Counselling and Psychotherapy Advanced Diploma Course Online and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective therapy to clients. Our course is designed to be flexible and accessible, allowing you to study at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.

Endorsed Certificate from Quality Licence Scheme

Endorsed Certificate
After successfully passing the MCQ exam you will be eligible to order the Endorsed Certificate by Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. It will give you a competitive advantage in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees. There is a Quality Licence Scheme endorsement fee to obtain an endorsed certificate which is £65.

Certificate of Achievement from Lead Academy

CPD Certificate
After successfully passing the MCQ exam, you will be eligible to order your certificate of achievement as proof of your new skill. You will get the CPD-accredited PDF certificate free of cost, which is included with the course. There is an additional fee to obtain a printed copy of the CPD-accredited certificate, which is £35.

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Course Reviews


Counselling is a short-term treatment that focuses on a specific symptom or circumstance. In contrast, psychotherapy is a long-term strategy seeking a deeper understanding of a person's difficulties.

Counselling and psychotherapy are used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions. Counselling is a process in which a trained professional or counsellor provides support and guidance to people who are experiencing personal, psychological or emotional difficulties.

And psychotherapy is a form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals to overcome their emotional, behavioural or psychological challenges. It is a treatment method for mental health disorders.

The recognition of online counselling courses depends on various factors, including the institution offering the courses, the accreditation of the program, and the regulations and requirements of the specific region or country in which you intend to practise counselling. It's essential to thoroughly research and verify the credentials and accreditation of any online counselling course or program you are considering.

Yes, you can definitely pursue a counselling course online. There are various online platforms and educational institutions that offer accredited counselling courses at different levels including certificate programs, bachelor’s programs and master’s programs.

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