Certificate in Counselling Skills

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Certificate in Counselling Skills

Counselling Certificate Online

Earn an endorsed counselling certificate online in your spare time, for the chance to pursue a rewarding career as a professional counsellor. At eLearning College, we provide ambitious learners worldwide with the opportunity to study counselling online - 100% free of charge. This exclusive introduction to counselling course is open to newcomers and experienced learners – no prior knowledge or experience necessary to take part. Boost your CV and your job prospects with an endorsed certificate in counselling, with the freedom to study at a time and pace to suit your current commitments.

eLearning College takes pride in supporting the professional development of ambitious learners and established professionals. This intermediate counselling certification course takes place over a series of self-paced modules, concluding with online assessments in multiple choice format. Topics and knowledge areas examined include the fundamentals of the counselling process, a look at mentoring and coaching, communication skills in counselling, communication skills, how to interpret nonverbal communication, and more.  Enrol online and start your counselling certificate course today, or contact a member of the team at eLearning College anytime to learn more.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Differentiate between counselling and guidance 
  • Understand the qualities and characteristics of a good counsellor 
  • Describe the primary goals of counselling
  • Describe the various stages of the counselling process 
  • Build good relationships of trust and respect with clients 
  • Help clients identify and define meaningful goals
  • Understand how coaching can be used to develop their team 
  • Explore various communication skills. 
  • Develop the coaching and mentoring skills that help improve individual performance. 
  • Understand how to apply listening skills 
  • Develop rapport building strategies
  •  Recognize key skills in a trainer’s toolbox and identify skill areas for development
  • Learn what non-verbal messages tell others 
  • Understand how to read visual cues more effectively 
  • Control their own body language to strengthen their communication with others
  • Define active listening and its key components 
  • Identify ways to become a better listener 
  • Use body language to reflect a positive listening attitude


At eLearning College, our exclusive elearning programs can be taken from any location, and are offered 100% free of charge.  It costs nothing to enrol, and we include all essential learning resources and study aids as standard.

Our self-paced courses are ideal for anyone looking to build the knowledge and skills needed to improve their career prospects.  Upon completion of your free online course, you will have the opportunity to request one of the following certificates as proof of your new skills:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from eLearning College
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

A certificate confirming the successful completion of your course could be just the thing to boost your CV, giving you an edge over rival candidates.  A small fee is payable for each of these certificates, for which more information can be found on our pricing page

However, there is no obligation to claim any of these certificates, and there is nothing to pay to take part in any of our online programs.

For more information on our free online courses or to learn more about the three certificate options above, contact a member of the team at eLearning College today.

Course Info
Course Level Level 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 6 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Start Date Ongoing
Student Feedback


Course Rating

Student Feedback


Clintia Miller

2 months ago

It is an excellent course also, its educational and not as hard as the other courses.


Busiswa Bezana

3 months ago

It is very helpful and informative with all the basic skills for counselling good for starters even for refresher.Thank you.



Enhance your knowledge and skills with the course materials and learning resources we provide.


Complete each end-of-unit assessment to progress through the course at your own pace.


After successfully completing your course in full, you will be able to claim your certificate or diploma.


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Certification adds credibility and value to your CV, giving you a major edge in today's competitive job market. Complete as many free courses as you like to enhance and improve your resume.

With your new credentials, you will have a much better change of getting hired. Whether starting from scratch or considering a career change, every achievement and accolade on your CV could help.

The more impressive your professional profile, the easier it becomes to climb the career ladder. Maximise your potential and fast-track your development, with the help of eLearning College.


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