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FdSc Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication

Start Date: 13th September 2021

Newcastle College Childcare 8
  • Length 2 years
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

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FdSc Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication (awarded by NCG)

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Developed alongside employers, the FdSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication will enable you to learn practical counselling techniques, informed by the theory of counselling practice. This degree is unique - once you have finished the course you will be qualified with a license to practice counselling.

Learning in a collaborative environment, you will study in a simulated counselling space, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to become a practising counsellor. Alongside your studies, you will also be able to undertake a work placement, giving you real-world experience.  

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What can I do with a qualification in Counselling and Therapeutic Communication?

Daily tasks:

  • Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
  • Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
  • Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
  • Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
  • Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
  • Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
  • Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.

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Daily tasks:

  • Keeps accurate and confidential records.
  • Refers to other appropriate sources of help.
  • Presents different perspectives to the problem areas identified.
  • Encourages clients to discuss their feelings in relation to their problems, aiming to ensure that an understanding of the issues is achieved.
  • Meets clients face-to-face, working either one-to-one or with couples or families, or by telephone or internet.

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Daily tasks:

  • Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.
  • Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient.
  • Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists.
  • Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices.
  • Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment.
  • Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client.

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What can I do with a qualification in Counselling and Therapeutic Communication?

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