Certificate in Grief and Bereavement


This course is aimed at those who wish to build on their knowledge and skills in this particular area of counselling. It will not ony aid appreciation and understanding of the feelings people have in working through their grief but also techniques which the counsellor may use in helping the person move forward with their life.

What you will learn

This single module course provides a comprehensive overview of Grief and Bereavement Counselling supplemented by short practical exercises and printed case study assignments. It is designed to be completed within 6 months of part-time study, although support may be provided for up to 12 months.

Example Topics covered include looking at:

attitudes towards death
the individual nature of grief
stages of grief and other grief models
grieving rituals
the role of the bereavement counsellor
a child and adolescent view of death
the principal components of grief
complicated grief
counselling the dying
ending long term counselling

Further information

Institute of Counselling
Institute of Counselling
6 Months
Course type:
Distance learning

Contact Information

Institute of Counselling

40 St Enoch Square
G1 4DH