Certificate in Depression Counselling

This certificate course in Depression Counselling will equip you with the concepts and skills required for working more effectively in this field. It is ideal for professionals such as nurses, doctors, teachers, pastors, social workers and counsellors – or for those with an interest in depression counselling.

Specifically, this course is designed to enrich your understanding of the following: a basic introduction to counselling depressed clients; understanding depression; acquiring and using basic microskills; the role of medicine and other strategies; CBT and depression; the relationship between shame and depression; practising self compassion; acceptance and commitment therapy; and ethics in depression counselling.

There is no prior knowledge or experience required to embark on this useful certificate course. You are free to commence at a time that suits your schedule – and to continue at your pace for a period of six months. Full tutor support is provided for this course.

Note: The Online Counselling College uses a Rogerian person-centred approach, and Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model.

Click here for Depression Counselling Syllabus

Suggested textbook for the course (to be purchased by the student)

Gilbert. P. (2007). Psychotherapy and counselling for depression. (3rd Ed.). London: Sage.