Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3

Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3



We all find life a struggle sometimes, and there can be times when we feel we need to make changes in the ways that we think, feel, behave and relate to others. We can feel down or anxious, or angry and resentful, and not really understand why.

This Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3 is designed for you if you are interested in working with people who struggle with mental health issues and day-to-day challenges.


The Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3 will help you to gain a thorough understanding of what is expected of a psychotherapist. You will be able to use your newly developed skills to help people in need. It could be people at work, it could be close members of your family, or long-time friends.

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3 doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed and CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £79. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and a Certificate of Achievement.

Career Path

This Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3 will help you gain all the necessary theoretical knowledge to excel in the relevant field. Enrol on our course now and get started on the journey of taking your career to the next level.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the course
Psychotherapy Promo 00:02:00
About the Instructor 00:02:00
About the Course 00:04:00
Understanding Psychotherapy
What is Psychotherapy? 00:08:00
A Short Historical Introduction 00:07:00
Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy 00:08:00
Where do Psychotherapists work? 00:08:00
Starting Psychotherapy Practice
Who Can Benefit from Psychotherapy? 00:08:00
Short-Term Vs Long-Term Therapy 00:08:00
Therapeutic Relationship 00:07:00
Your Potential Clients in Therapy
What does the First Psychotherapy Session Involve? 00:08:00
Psychotherapy for Children 00:12:00
Individual and Group Sessions 00:07:00
Family Therapy 00:08:00
Psychodynamic Approach 00:06:00
Different Types of Psychotherapy
Unconscious Processes (The Unconscious Mind) 00:08:00
Defense Mechanisms 00:08:00
Humanistic Approach 00:07:00
Cognitive Behavioural Approach (CBT) 00:08:00
Face-to-face Vs ‘Online’ Psychotherapy 00:08:00
Internet Based Therapy
How to Become an Online Psychotherapist? 00:09:00
Thank You and Good Bye! 00:02:00
Resources – Level 3 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3 00:20:00
Assignment – Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 3 1 week, 2 days

Course Reviews


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  1. Psychotherapy and Counselling


    Informative and succinct

    A few typos/ words that were not spelled correctly which always puts me off a bit but other than that, helpful and easy to access.

  2. Good course


    Course was very informative but there were multiple spellign and grammer issues throughout the course, especially in the Mock exam and the Final exam wjhich were awful from a grammer perspective

  3. Good information. Some revisions needed.


    The course content was interesting and useful. The course is advertised as a level 3 Diploma, however, throughout the course, it is clearly stated that it is an introduction to psychotherapy course. This was fine for me as I am just starting out so I learned a lot of valuable information, however, it probably would not suit someone looking for CPD as they would already know the information in this course.

    Throughout the course, it was made clear that there are further reading/recommended literature PDFs available to the students but unfortunately I could not find them. The tutor stated that if any students have any questions etc then they are welcome to email her directly, but there was no email provided to do this. Instead, I emailed One Education about, both, the PDFs, and the tutor’s email. I was informed that my email would be passed on to the relevant department. I am currently waiting for a reply from the department with the information.

    There were some mistakes/missed out words in the lecture slides but they made no difference to the information. It was still clearly understandable. The mock exam and final exam are in need of reviewing, in my opinion, as there were some questions that did not make sense and/or stopped halfway through the question so you had to partially guess at the answer. On the front cover/page of the exam, it is explained how the exam should be completed, the time allotted, pass marks, etc. In this section, it is stated that you must check/tick the radio icon next to the answer that you think is correct. I’m not sure what this is referring to as it is simply a circle that is ticked. The layout of the exam could be slightly improved as the ‘submit’ button is placed in such a way that it looks like it is a ‘submit answer’ button, not a ‘submit exam’ button. I was (luckily) able to retry the mock exam up to 5 times, but I had used up my first try with that easy mistake.

    Overall, the course content is definitely worth knowing and is highly useful for me (as a beginner in the subject), though it should be noted that this is an introduction to psychotherapy and counselling course, not a Level 3 Diploma.

  4. Very interesting


    Interesting course, make sure you take plenty of notes – you will need them later.




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