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Training in counseling and psychological methodologies, encompassing theoretical understanding and practical skills, is provided for aspiring counselors who wish to operate remotely or online from the comfort of their homes.

£33.33 inc. VAT
Course Access

1 year

Last Updated

January 22, 2024

Students Enrolled


Course Duration

4 hours, 47 minutes

Course Instructor
Do you know that every 10th person on average is suffering from depression? Do you want to help adults or children to recover from depression? If you ready to start your career as a counsellor, then you are in the right place.
The Depression Counselling course delves into a comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted aspects surrounding depression. Participants gain an understanding of the various causes of depression, ranging from biological factors and genetics to environmental stressors. The course also elucidates the diverse types of depression, encompassing major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder, among others. A crucial component of the curriculum focuses on the different types of medicine employed in the treatment of depression, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and atypical antipsychotics. In addition, participants explore complementary alternative therapies, recognising the value of holistic approaches such as mindfulness, exercise, and dietary interventions in the context of mental health. The course equips aspiring counselors with a range of counselling approaches tailored to depression, emphasizing evidence-based practices like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal therapy, fostering a comprehensive skill set to address the complexities of depression and support individuals on their journey to mental well-being.
This course is also for those who want to help their family, friends and possibly themselves through the knowledge that you will gain through this course.

You will have the following skills after completing this course:

  • Know what 'Depression' is and how it gets diagnosed
  • Know what is happening to someone who is depressed (brain, body, cognition)
  • Understand different types of Depression: Cyclothymia, Bipolar, Postnatal Depression, Manic Depression
  • Learn how Depression affects the brain: neutrons, serotonin
  • Understand the best treatments: antidepressants, SSRIs, nutrition, alternative & complimentary treatments
  • Understand how to work with people in counselling settings

Who will benefit from this course?

A Depression Counselling course can benefit a wide range of individuals, including:
  1. Mental Health Professionals: Counselors, therapists, psychologists, and social workers can enhance their skills and knowledge in treating depression, enabling them to provide more effective and specialised care to their clients.
  2. Healthcare Providers: Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals may find the course valuable in understanding the psychological aspects of depression and improving their ability to collaborate with mental health professionals for holistic patient care.
  3. Counseling Students: Students pursuing degrees in counseling, psychology, or related fields can use such a course to supplement their academic learning, gaining practical insights into depression treatment.
  4. Teachers and Educators: Educators may find the course helpful in recognising signs of depression in students, understanding how it affects learning, and learning strategies to support students with mental health challenges.
  5. Human Resources Professionals: HR professionals can benefit from understanding how to recognise and support employees experiencing depression, fostering a healthier and more productive work environment.
  6. Family Members and Friends: Individuals who have a loved one dealing with depression can benefit from gaining insights into the condition, learning how to provide support, and understanding the role of professional help.
  7. Individuals with Depression: People experiencing depression themselves can benefit from a Depression Counselling course by gaining a better understanding of their condition, learning coping strategies, and exploring treatment options.
  8. Community Leaders and Advocates: Those involved in community outreach and advocacy for mental health can use the knowledge gained from such a course to create awareness, reduce stigma, and promote mental well-being.
  9. Anyone Interested in Mental Health: Individuals with a general interest in mental health and well-being can take the course to expand their knowledge, potentially becoming better equipped to help others in their personal and professional circles.
It's important to note that the specific focus and content of a Depression Counselling course may vary, so potential participants should review the course details to ensure that it aligns with their specific needs and goals.

Why Should You Take This Online Course?

  • Expertly Designed and Delivered by Industry Experts: Developed and delivered by ELMIRA STRANGE -Motivational Psychologist.
  • Immediate Recognition with an Instant E-Certificate: After finishing our online course, you will receive an instant E-certificate. This certification acknowledges your dedication and successful course completion, allowing you to demonstrate your newly gained knowledge and skills to potential employers, colleagues, or clients. The E-certificate validates your accomplishments immediately, raising your professional standing.
  • Convenient Online Learning Experience: Because our course is entirely online, you may learn at your own pace and convenience. The course materials are accessible from anywhere and anytime, making it ideal for people with hectic schedules. The curriculum is delivered via captivating videos and extensive reading materials, creating a dynamic and interactive learning experience.
  • Self-paced Learning for Maximum Progress: We recognise that everyone has various learning styles and time commitments. As a result, our online course provides self-paced study. You can work through the course materials independently, allowing for a more personalised learning experience. Our course supports your individual learning preferences, whether you like to immerse yourself in the information or take it step by step.
  • Laptop, tablet, and smartphone compatibility: Our online course is device-compatible to improve accessibility. Whether you choose a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you may easily access and interact with the course contents. This adaptability allows you to learn on the go, incorporating your studies into your everyday routine and maximising your learning possibilities.

Career prospects after completing this course:

Completing a Depression Counselling course can open up various career prospects depending on your background, qualifications, and interests. Here are some potential career paths and prospects:
  1. Licensed Counselor or Therapist: With additional licensure or certification, you may pursue a career as a licensed mental health counselor or therapist specialising in depression. This could involve private practice, working in mental health clinics, or collaborating with other healthcare professionals.
  2. Clinical Psychologist: If you have a background in psychology, further education and training could lead to a career as a clinical psychologist specialising in depression. This may involve research, assessment, and treatment of individuals with depressive disorders.
  3. Psychiatric Nurse or Nurse Practitioner: For individuals with a nursing background, completing a Depression Counselling course can complement their skills in treating mental health issues. Advanced practice nurses may become psychiatric nurse practitioners, providing mental health care with a focus on depression.
  4. School Counselor: The knowledge gained from a Depression Counselling course can be beneficial for those pursuing a career as a school counselor. School counselors work with students to address various issues, including mental health concerns such as depression.
  5. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor: Many organisations have EAPs to support employees with personal or work-related issues, including mental health concerns. Completing a Depression Counselling course can make you well-suited for a role in an EAP.
  6. Human Resources Specialist: Some HR roles involve employee well-being and mental health. Understanding depression and its impact on the workforce can be valuable in roles focused on creating a supportive workplace environment.
  7. Community Outreach and Advocacy: Individuals completing a Depression Counselling course may choose to work in community organisations, nonprofits, or advocacy groups, raising awareness about mental health, reducing stigma, and providing support services.
  8. Researcher in Mental Health: For those interested in the academic side of mental health, a background in depression counselling can lead to research positions, contributing to the understanding and advancement of treatments for depression.
  9. Life Coach or Wellness Coach: With additional training, you might explore a career as a life coach or wellness coach, helping individuals set and achieve goals related to mental health and well-being.
  10. Peer Support Specialist: Individuals who have personal experience with depression and complete a Depression Counselling course may consider becoming peer support specialists, providing empathetic support to others going through similar challenges.
It's essential to consider your individual interests, qualifications, and the specific focus of the Depression Counselling course in relation to your career goals. Additionally, licensing and certification requirements vary by location and profession, so it's important to research and fulfill any necessary regulatory requirements.

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Course Content

    • About the Course 00:03:00
    • About the Tutor 00:02:00
    • Introduction 00:05:00
    • Melancholy and the History of Counselling 00:07:00
    • Signs of Depression 00:07:00
    • Depression and the Brain 00:06:00
    • Depression and Neurons 00:09:00
    • Stress and depression 00:10:00
    • Environmental and Health Factors 00:04:00
    • Depression and Sleep Disorders 00:06:00
    • Somatic Symptoms 00:06:00
    • Risk Factors 00:08:00
    • Module 1: Assessment Questions 00:05:00
    • Classifying Depression & Different Classification Methods 00:07:00
    • Cyclothymia 00:06:00
    • Depression and Creative Minds 00:07:00
    • Dysthymia, Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Atypical Depression 00:07:00
    • Bipolar / Manic Depression 00:06:00
    • Antenatal & Postpartum Depression 00:09:00
    • Bereavement and Grief 00:09:00
    • Dysthymia in Children and Adolescents 00:04:00
    • Depression and the Elderly 00:07:00
    • Psychosocial & Health Factors in the Elderly 00:03:00
    • Module 2: Assessment Questions 00:04:00
    • Neurogenesis 00:04:00
    • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors 00:04:00
    • Serotonin Syndrome 00:03:00
    • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors 00:03:00
    • Tyramine 00:03:00
    • Medication Statistics and Doctors in the UK & USA 00:10:00
    • Module 3: Assessment Questions 00:03:00
    • Lifestyle management, Diet, Exercise, Meditation 00:07:00
    • St John’s Wort (hypericum perforatum) 00:05:00
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acids 00:04:00
    • Tai chi, Qigong 00:04:00
    • Yoga 00:04:00
    • Acupuncture 00:03:00
    • Art Therapy & Music Therapy 00:08:00
    • Module 4 Assessment Questions 00:04:00
    • Person Centred Therapy 00:07:00
    • Family or Couples Therapy 00:09:00
    • Stepped Care Model (approach) 00:10:00
    • Psychodynamic/Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy 00:06:00
    • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy 00:06:00
    • Clinical Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 00:05:00
    • Clinical Hypnotherapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 00:05:00
    • Gestalt Therapy 00:06:00
    • The Therapeutic Relationship 00:07:00
    • Knowledge and Qualities Necessary to a Counsellor 00:03:00
    • Module 5 assessment questions 00:03:00
    • Thank You and Good Bye! 00:03:00
    • Depression Counselling Diploma – Resources 00:01:00
    • Get Your Certificate & Transcript 00:00:00

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