Counselling Skills (Short Course)

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Counselling Skills (Short Course)

Free Counselling Courses Online

Lay the foundation for a fulfilling career in professional counselling, with this all-new counselling short course. At eLearning College, we specialise in flexible and accessible counselling short courses online, available worldwide and 100% free of charge.  Take part in any of our free counselling courses online and enjoy the freedom to study at a time and pace to suit your current commitments. All study aids and learning resources are included as standard, and there are no fees payable at any time to participate in any of our online courses.

Newcomers and experienced counsellors alike could find the teachings of this course insightful.  Our introductory online counselling course provides an essential overview of the fundamentals of effective counselling.  Study the functions and responsibilities of the professional counsellor, the reasons people seek the services of councillors, and a variety of common counselling techniques.  There are no fixed study schedules or deadlines, and no time restrictions imposed on any of our courses. Sign up for this exclusive introduction to counselling course online for free, or contact a member of the team at eLearning College anytime for more information.

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  


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 Short Course
Study Method Online
Course Duration 1 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Start Date Ongoing
Student Feedback


Course Rating

Student Feedback


Dawn Griffiths

2 months ago

Completed very quickly, I am still getting used to this system and struggling to find next course.


Vumile Patience Dladla Vumile

3 months ago

I gained knowledge that i didn't know I'm so happy


Mailane kagiso Kgwete

4 months ago

Perfect and upgraded my skill


Letlhogonolo Malaka

4 months ago

I really learned so much in such a short space of time and looking forward to more opportunities.


Duncan Msawenkosi Mbhele

7 months ago

awesome course content. Very informative



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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