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
      • Letting go
      • Conflict
      • Grief-work
  • Lesson Two
    • Grief
      • Reactions to grief
      • Grief versus depression
      • The psychodynamics of grief
      • Management of grief
  • Lesson Three
    • Exploring grief and letting go
      • Guilt
      • Anger
      • Grief: the physical effects
      • Stigma and deprivation
      • Letting go!
  • Lesson Four
    • Bereavement and the male client
      • The psychogenesis of grief
  • Lesson Five
    • Working with children
      • Blame
      • Fantasy and reality
      • Straight-talking
      • Sensitive handling
      • Stage of loss
  • Lesson Six
    • Adjusting to violent death
      • Suicide
      • Intense feelings
      • Reasonable expectations
      • Bereavement reactions
    • Denial and death
    • Rights of the bereaved

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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