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Depression Counselling Diploma

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The Depression and Counselling Diploma is a comprehensive training course designed to provide essential information on how to become a depression counsellor. It covers both theoretical and practical knowledge, including how depression affects the brain.

As many as 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health illness in the UK each year, and depression is the most common mental health issue worldwide. In this course, you will learn how to counsel people with different types of depression, from bipolar disorder to bereavement. It also provides step-by-step guidance on how to conduct individual and group therapy sessions.

You will learn how to identify the signs of depression, which medicines are used to treat each form of depression and the different types of complementary alternative therapies that can be used to overcome depression. It also provides key statistical medication information in the UK, with an overview of neurogenesis.

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance
  • Discounts on bulk purchases

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Who should take the course

This comprehensive training course is ideal for those interested in starting a career in this field, which includes the following roles:

  • Depression Counsellor
  • Clinical Psychotherapist
  • Bereavement Counsellor
  • CBT Therapist

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the common signs of depression, anxiety and stress
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how depression affects the brain
  • Understand the environmental and health factors that can cause depression
  • List the types of depression, understanding their causes, impact & symptoms
  • Express awareness of how depression and creativity are closely linked
  • Understand the different types of medication used to treat depression
  • Implement a person-centred approach in counselling and maintain a positive therapeutic relationship
  • Conduct individual, group, family and couple therapy sessions

Assessment

At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Curriculum

In module one, we will meet the course instructor and get to know about their professional background. This introductory module will also outline the key topics that will be discussed in this course.

In module two, we will take an in-depth look at the causes of depression and how the brain responds to depression and stress. We will also explore the environmental and health factors that contribute to depression.

In module three, we will explore the different types of depression, as well as how depression and creativity are interlinked. Depression in elderly people will also be discussed in detail.

In module four, we will take a look at the different types of medicines used to treat depression and gain a deeper understanding of neurogenesis. It includes statistical data and essential information on UK medication.

In module five, we will explore some complementary alternative therapies to help with depression, such as diet and lifestyle changes, exercise and meditation. It provides an overview of acupuncture, art therapy and yoga.

In module six, we will familiarise with some counselling models, theories and approaches, as well as the qualities and skills required to become a qualified counsellor. It covers CBT, REBT, and clinical hypnotherapy. 

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