In order to provide you with the best online experience this website uses cookies. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies. More Info

Advanced Counselling Skills Course

Counselling Skills (Advanced) Part 2

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Counselling
  • Be awarded the professional ASC Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Advanced Counselling Skills Practitioner
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate*

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. There are also an optional 2 days of practical training available for this course.

This course follows on from the Basic Counselling Skills course, training you to a professional level. The course expands the knowledge, giving training in the important areas of family and cultural differences, and the important issues of denial and motivation.


  • Lesson One
    • Course Introduction Philosophy and Design/Note Taking
      • Brief Counselling
      • The Non-Directive Approach
      • Note-Taking
      • Reasons
      • Storage and Security
      • Retention
  • Lesson Two
    • Effective Communication
      • Untangling a Problem
      • Communicating Feelings, Experiences and Behaviour
      • Identifying the Core Message
      • Body Language
  • Lesson Three
    • Changing Behaviour
      • Stages of Change
      • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Lesson Four
    • Dealing with Denial
      • Defence Mechanisms
      • Caring and Confrontation
  • Lesson Five
    • Working with the Family
      • Family Systems
      • The Initial Interview
      • Joining Techniques
      • Intervention
      • Individuality
  • Lesson Six
    • Marital Counselling
      • Appropriate Communication

Optional 2 days of Practical Training are available for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

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 of £270 £250 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

*ABC registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.

Fantastic and it will be life changing once I am qualified.
Our Students
Why People Join