Certificate in Psychological Counselling


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For Whom

This is a comprehensive introductory or foundation course for all those who wish to study and obtain essential training in the basic skills and techniques of psychological counselling with an introduction to the different schools and approaches of psychotherapy. This course is also suitable for practicing trainee counselors and other social workers who want to broaden their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in psychological counselling and psychotherapy, or for those who wish to embark on further academic and/or professional studies and clinical training in the field of advanced counselling psychology and psychotherapy.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction to the philosophy and the historical development of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  2. Types of Counselling: Directive and Non-Directive
  3. The Counsellor’s Role
  4. Counselling Goals
  5. Introduction to Counselling Skills
  6. Confrontation in Counselling
  7. Influencing Skills in Counselling
  8. Body Language in Communication
  9. Counsellors and Psychologists
  10. The Three Major Approaches to Counselling
  11. The Psychodynamic Approach
  12. The Person-Centred Approach
  13. The Behavioural and the Cognitive Behavioural Model
  14. Coping with Change
  15. The Counselling Questionnaire
  16. Dealing with Anger and Stress
  17. Dealing with Loss, Grief, Guilt, Depression, PTSD, Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH) and Suicide tendencies
  18. Cultural and Cross-Cultural Issues
  19. Legal and Ethical Situations in Counselling
  20. The Importance of Counselling Supervision
  21. Counselling and Psychotherapy Case Studies
About Our Institution

SoftMind is one of India’s leading trusted and accredited centers for clinical hypnosis, cognitive behaviour therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, Guidance, and counselling. Our Psychotherapists and hypnotherapists are highly experienced and fully qualified. The SoftMind works and adheres to the code of ethics and guidelines of the Association of Professional Psychologists, Association for Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy India and strictly adheres to the guideline of The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

To address the need for trained manpower to work in the area of psychotherapy, SoftMind launched Hypnotherapy Courses in the year 2010. The courses have been designed with a Developmental, Ecological and Rights Perspective to enable the learner to function effectively as a mental health professional with an updated understanding of theoretical constructs, and the requisite skills.


To explore and evolve attitudes, values, and beliefs that facilitate work with individuals as mental health professionals.

To acquire knowledge and understanding of theoretical constructs and practical skills in clinical hypnosis and other psychological interventions.

Training Locations

We've 3 hospitals and 3 clinics in major cities in Kerala which includes Kochi, Calicut, Thrissur, and Alappuzha.

A Word from our Chief Consultant & CMD

Our Hypnotherapy Practitioner Certificate course incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) into our therapeutic process which means that our candidates are able to facilitate clients resolve problems. Vibrant psychotherapists such as Milton Erickson, Dave Elman who made Hypnosis and its benefits a lifelong study, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) founder Richard Bandler, are among the authors of this dynamic approach whose influential work is featured in our training program. Clinical practitioners complete our course with a comprehensive range of competence and expertise which they need to enable their clients to achieve their goals. These changes are positive and often dramatically life-changing. Change can be easier than you think through counselling. Hypnosis is an act of love… Permission to enter trance is an act of love…

Prasad Amore