Bereavement Counselling Course

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Bereavement Counselling

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Bereavement Counselling to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Working with the bereaved is a very important area in counselling work.  The sense of loss, intense grief and depression that follow bereavement can be almost unbearable, and the need for counselling is often a desperate one. This course will equip you with the skills in this valuable area of counselling.


Lesson One

  • Attitudes Towards Death
    • Grief
    • Phases of Grief
    • The Goal of Bereavement Counselling
    • Grief Work

Lesson Two

  • Reactions to Grief
    • Grief and Depression
    • The Psychology of Grief
    • Management of Grief

Lesson Three

  • Exploring Grief in More Detail
    • Features of Grief
    • The Physical Effects
    • Stigma and Deprivation
    • Letting Go!

Lesson Four

  • Bereavement and the Male Client
    • Socialisation
    • Cultural Influences
    • The Psychogenesis of Grief

Lesson Five

  • Working with Bereaved Children
    • Blame
    • Fantasy and Reality
    • Straight-Talking
    • Sensitive Handling
    • Stages of Loss

Lesson Six

  • Adjusting to Violent Death / Rights of the Bereaved
    • Suicide
    • Intense Feelings
    • Reasonable Expectations
    • Bereavement Reactions
    • Denial

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 8 monthly instalments of £25
  • OR
  • Pay the total course fee in one sum of £270 £250 and also receive a special complimentary gift

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271.

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