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WHY & HOW COUNSELLING HELPS YOU IN difficulties, TRAUMATIC experiences, feelings, fears, anxieties and problems AFFECTING LIFE SUCCESS.

"Counselling & Therapy by professionally qualified Specialists,  is about helping people to understand themselves in a way that gives them more options and degrees of freedom.and to  adopt the self healing process to aliviate and overcome the blocades in the journey of life.

Counselling offers an opportunity for you to think and talk in confidence about YOUR difficulties, experiences, feelings, fears, anxieties and problems that are concerning you.

How Can Counselling and Psychotherapy help You?

You and your circumstances are unique. Your problems can be 
addressed in just a few sessions and you have the flexibility to 
return as and when, YOU feel you would like to do so.

What Benefits can be Expected?

Having a greater understanding of the problems you are 
facing and why they have arisen can offer release from negative
thoughts and feelings that are affecting you and bring about change 
in many aspects of your life. 

A greater understanding of YOU as a person allows you to 
make good choices in every aspect of life; for yourself, your work, 
your partner, your family and friends. 

The NHS .U K, employs a range of staff who provide counselling to patients. Many staff will have the job title of 'counsellor', although this will usually be in a specific area, depending on the needs of the particular employer.

Examples of counselling roles, include:

    • oncology counselling - provide help, care and support to patients with cancer and their families
    • primary care counsellor - provide counselling to clients with mild to moderate mental health problems
    • care coordinator/counsellor - work with individuals who have drug-related problems
    • genetic counsellor - help individuals understand and deal with genetic disorders
    • specialist nurse counsellor or sickle cell and thalassaemia - provide counselling and support for people with sickle cell and thalassaemia
    • counsellor (unplanned pregnancies) - provide counselling and support for patients presenting with this condition.


      Psychotherapy is a way of helping people to overcome stress, emotional problems, relationship problems or troublesome habits. Psychotherapy is provided in a range of settings, including on an individual, group, marital or family basis.

      A psychotherapist may be a psychiatrist, social worker, psychologist, mental health nurse or other mental health professional who has had further specialist training in psychotherapy. Increasingly, there are a number of psychotherapists who do not have backgrounds in these fields but who have undertaken in-depth training in this area.

      The NHS employs psychotherapists in adult and child areas.

      Adult psychotherapists

      There are many opportunities in the NHS for psychotherapists to work with adult patients. Such roles can be found in a range of areas, working with patients with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Multi-disciplinary teams working in these areas will include mental health nursespsychiatristsclinical psychologists and a range of therapists (including psychotherapists).

      Child psychotherapists

      Child psychotherapists generally work in specialist child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) as part of a multidisciplinary team which will usually include mental health nursesoccupational therapistschild and adolescent psychiatristsclinical psychologists and a range of therapists including those who are trained in systemic or cognitive therapy as well as psychoanalytic approaches.  CAMHS teams work in collaboration with staff from many other children's services, including education and social services.

      Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

      Mental health problems in children can create distress not only for the child or young person, but also their families and carers and may continue into adult life.

      Mental health problems in children can be associated with educational failure, family disruption, disability, offending and antisocial behaviour placing demands on social services, schools and the youth justice system. It is estimated that ten per cent of five to fifteen year olds have a diagnosable mental health disorder. This suggests that around 1.1 million children and young people, under eighteen, could benefit from specialist services, including up to 45,000 young people with a severe mental health disorder.


    •  PLG & Dev of your career, from 10 th onwards itself  

Contact us -Talk to an Academic Officer/career advisor,-


How to Choose and believe your choice Subjects, That Suit you best?

When you move into the final two years of formal schooling it is important to choose subjects that:

·        enable you to work from your strengths

·        challenge you to make the most of your capabilities

·        provide you with the qualification that you need to pursue you career and ambitions after you leave school

·        you enjoy studying

·        offer a range of study that is manageable (ie think about choosing a balance between theoretical and practical subjects)

·        provide life skills

·        are your choice and not the choices of others.

Who to Talk to

The course counsellor at your school will be able to give you career advice and advice about the subjects that you select in years 11 and 12. When you choose your subjects you will need to make sure that your choices match the ongoing career choices that you want to make. The professional career course counsellor will be able to help you with information related to:

·        subjects required for entry to university

·        subjects related to careers/occupations

·        relevant subjects for post secondary courses at Universities/ completive state/central level ,or, joining Arts/ Science /Commerce stream ,you may like Study Psychology & Counseling from IISP.  

Build a Picture of Yourself

Build a picture of yourself to help in your decision-making process by:

·        developing a profile of important strengths, abilities, skills, knowledge and interests that you have

·        looking at how your family and other people in your life are influencing your decisions

·         knowing the career field you are suited to and interested in.

My Guide will help you identify career fields by guiding you through activities to assist you explore your career direction.

When you visit / contact us about Career profiling questionnaires it will be important to work through the Identifying, Exploring and Deciding sections in that order so that you can:

·        generate career ideas

·        explore the ideas that suit you

·        Select and decide on the ideas that suit you.

If you already have a clear idea about the career direction you want to take then visiting The Facts section will provide you with information to explore the subjects associated with the occupations and career fields of interest to you.

You can locate occupations by searching for a specific occupation or by browsing through the internet sites,.

When you have completed your exploration look again at the subject choices you have made.

Connections between School Subjects and Career Choices

Look at the connections between choices in school subjects and career choices:

·        Identify and investigate areas of interest for possible work experience.

·        Investigate vocational options that can lead to choosing vocational pathways in upper/secondary school. Talk to the career counsellor or the PROFESSIONAL School counselor -coordinator in your school about undertaking other choice of studies oprogram..

Don't forget that as you mature and find out more information it is likely that you will change your understanding about the choices you want to make. Your subject choices should be able to deliver you the broadest range of choices for further education and training and for meeting employer expectations.

Achieving Your Goal

Once you have made your decision look at actions that will support you to succeed in the subjects you have decided to study:

·        identify good study habits, environments and skills

·        investigate subjects available for the following school year

·         Analyze your school reports so that you can monitor your progress.

Remember to talk to as many people as possible so that the decision you make about the subjects that you choose is one that you feel most comfortable about.

There has never been a better time for you to become a counsellor or further develop your counselling qualifications. The need for counsellors in variety of settings ,like schools, NGOs, welfare and social sectors are increasing each day. and  has never been greater. As a counsellor with a tertiary qualification, you’ll be doing what you love and have the security of knowing there are many opportunities for work and self employment.


We’ve helped people from all sorts of backgrounds become counsellors. Our tertiary students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are seeking to acquire counselling skills as an adjunct to their core profession, such as teachers, nurses, ministers of religion, corrective services officers and administrators. Some are seeking a fresh start in a rewarding profession. While others already have a vocational counseling  qualification and are looking to supplement this with a tertiary qualification.


As a counsellor with a Bachelor of Counselling, there are many opportunities for you as an employee or in private practice. You can make a real difference in areas such as grief and loss; relationships; abuse; youth and adolescents; family; stress; trauma recovery; addictions; mental health and many more. Our Bachelor of Psychology &Counselling can be studied in distance mode allowing you to progress at a speed that suits you; either moderately according to your lifestyle commitments, or faster if you wish to gain your tertiary qualification of Masters ,PhD more rapidly.


Our courses are completed externally by working through your course material at home. This is particularly useful if you have other obligations in your life that occupy your time.

Irrespective of your reasons to contact us, it’s your natural desire and ability to help others that we seek to evolve and formalise through our tertiary education. AIPC’s Bachelor of Counselling provides a flexible and affordable alternative to traditional tertiary education offered by Universities.

So, no matter where you live or how busy you are, we make it possible for you to achieve your tertiary counselling qualification.





course description- pl visit the respective courses list

Counselling and psychotherapy are both processes of talking over difficult and sensitive issues in a confidential setting with a trained professional therapist or counsellor.

The aim of the process is to promote change, although the nature of this change will vary from person to person, depending on the issues they bring, the circumstances of their lives and their goals and aspirations. Defining the aim of the process is one of the first things that the counsellor and the client will do together.

Some people will have one specific issue/other kinds of issues, might have a definite goal of reducing or stopping their behaviour; someone else might be seeking relief from dominating emotional moods such as depression, anger, fear, jealousy or anxiety. I often use a practical, solution-focussed integrative psycho dynamic approach in such cases, sometimes incorporating cognitive-behavioural strategies if the client is open to this way of working.


Definition of Counselling

Counselling: is an interactive learning process contracted between counsellor(s) and client(s), be they individuals, families, groups or institutions, which approaches in a holistic way, social, cultural, economic and/or emotional issues.

Counselling may be concerned with addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, improving relationships, developmental issues, promoting and developing personal awareness, working with feelings, thoughts, perceptions and internal or external conflict. The overall aim is to provide clients with opportunities to work in self-defined ways, towards living in more satisfying and resourceful ways as individuals and as members of the broader society.

(EAC definition of counselling adopted AGM 1995)

“If I can provide a certain type of relationship the other person will discover within himself the capacity to use that relationship for growth and change and personal development will occur.”

Carl Rogers : on becoming a person