Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest to those working or intending to work with addictions and those who may be in touch with substance misuse problems. The course will be of particular interest to counsellors, nurses, police officers, probation, social workers, and youth workers.

What does the course involve?

Learners will be introduced to the major theoretical models of addiction. Understand how to manage the helping interactions with people with substance misuse. Understand the range of skills and strategies to build, maintain and end a helping relationship in this context. Learners will also be introduced to the law and ethical practice relating to this field, as well as an understanding of the process involved in the change from addiction to recovery.

What makes this course special?

  • Tutors delivering this training are members or accredited members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and are practicing counsellors
  • This award is designed with reference to BACP Core Curriculum and linked to NHS Knowledge and Skills Frameworks and Skills for Health Psychological Therapies standards

Entry Requirements

Level 2/3 qualification in counselling or other relevant experience.

A commitment to learning and a willingness to contribute to group discussion and exercises.

What are the assessment methods?

  • A reflective journal and an essay
  • Practical role play

What are the progression options?

  • Continue further studies in counselling
  • Candidates may be able to gather evidence for Level 4/5 counselling units

Further Information