Certificate in Family Counselling

This practical, informative and stimulating course will introduce the student to key counselling issues facing families today. It will also help you better understand the counselling process, will introduce and teach essential counselling skills, and will help you to develop a relationship with clients that is helpful, supportive and leads to lasting change.

Specifically, this course will provide the student with: a general understanding of the forces and stresses that impact, and influence, the modern family; an overview of couple and family counselling models; and a knowledge of the relevant techniques and skills that the counsellor can use in his work with clients. The college teaches and uses the skills associated with Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model.

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

Click here for Family Counselling Syllabus

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

Nichols, M.P. & Schwartz, R.C. (2012). Family therapy: Concepts and methods. (10th Ed.) London: Allyn & Bacon.