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Counselling for Debt Crisis Anxiety

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Counselling for Debt Crisis Anxiety
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*

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.

Course overview

Debt is currently a modern day phenomenon – large numbers of people are facing financial hardship in the UK with a corresponding increase in numbers of people seeking counselling to help them cope with the anxieties resulting from debt crisis. This requires a specialised therapeutic approach, with a comprehensive knowledge of counselling skills and theory together with the psychology of debt itself, as well as understanding of UK legislation relating to debt, all of which are covered in this course.

The three main approaches of psychodynamic, behavioural and humanist counselling will be studied in detail, together with the application of therapeutic skills to help clients deal with the stresses of debt crisis anxiety.


  • Lesson One
    • Theoretical Concepts and Basic Counselling Skills
      • Introduction
      • What is Counselling?
      • Communication through Counselling
      • Relating Skills to Theory
      • Counselling Tools
      • The Scope of Counselling
      • Summary
  • Lesson Two
    • Counselling Relationships
      • Introduction
      • Confidentiality
      • Transference
      • The Counselling Contract
      • Ending the Counselling Relationship
      • Referring Clients
      • Supervision and Mentoring
      • Professional Development
      • Summary
  • Lesson Three
    • Exploring Debt as a Concept
      • Introduction
      • General Discussion about Debt
      • Addiction and Compulsion
      • Principles of Counselling for Debt Crisis Anxiety
      • The Cycle of Debt
      • Summary
  • Lesson Four
    • Social and Environmental Factors Related to Debt Crisis
      • Introduction
      • Family and Socialisation
      • Identity
      • Values and Norms Linked to Behaviour
      • Peer Groups and Peer Pressure
      • Crisis and Stress
      • Crisis and Counselling
      • Summary
  • Lesson Five
    • The Psychodynamic Approach
      • Introduction
      • The Approach/Model in Detail
      • The Psychodynamic Approach in a Debt Crisis Anxiety Counselling Context
      • The Object Relations Approach
      • Defence Mechanisms in the Counselling Context
      • Exploring the Attachment Theory
      • Adler’s Perspective
      • Jungian Theory
      • Summary
  • Lesson Six
    • The Cognitive Approaches/ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
      • Introduction
      • CBT’s Triadic Structure
      • Practical Skills in CBT
      • CBT Delivery
      • CBT Assessment
      • The Daily Record of Dysfunctional Thoughts (DRDT)
      • Case Formulation in CBT
      • Problem-Solving Skills
      • Emotional Meanings in Behaviour
      • Ending the CBT Programme
      • Summary
  • Lesson Seven
    • Person-Centred Approaches
      • Introduction
      • Interpretation of the Person-Centred Approach
      • The Client-Counsellor Relationship
      • What Type of Clients Benefit from the Person-Centred Approach?
      • Criticisms of the Person-Centred Approach
      • Summary
  • Lesson Eight
    • Facilitating Change
      • Introduction
      • Client Relationship with Money
      • Choosing a Counselling Approach
      • Session Structure
      • Relapses and the Cognitive Model
      • Referring Clients
      • Summary
  • Lesson Nine
    • Negotiating, Achieving and Maintaining Aims and Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Negotiating Homework Tasks and Goal Setting
      • Communication Skills Training
      • Using Rewards
      • Potential Problems
      • Stages of Problem Expression and Programming
      • Summary
  • Lesson Ten
    • Understanding Types of Debt/ Being a Counsellor
      • Introduction
      • Individual Voluntary Agreements (IVA)
      • Bankruptcy
      • Credit Card Debt and Loan Availability
      • Reviewing and Monitoring your Counselling Skills
      • Setting Up in Practice
      • Personal Development
      • Service Levels
      • Summary

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration through BSY is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies.