Certificate in Therapeutic Communication


This dynamic course is designed to provide a comprehensive and practical understanding of Therapeutic Communication. It teaches a person-centered approach to communicating effectively with others, offering the student a clinical and pastoral perspective on client care. The course uses a number of communication models, to help identify communication skills and promote positive thinking as a means of enhancing the therapeutic process.

Therapeutic communication is an essential element in the healing process and, although not all people want to be counsellors, all
caregivers and practitioners need to be able to communicate
effectively with their clients.

Therapeutic communication is about providing companionship, emotional support and information about solving life’s problems. It is about how to move from understanding the person to putting that understanding into words. The aim of therapeutic communication is to examine what the therapist can say that can contribute to the process of healing and change.

The course is ideal for those who already have some therapeutic and/or leadership experience. Students enroling on this course may be nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, pastors, teachers, life coaches, managers and leaders.

This is an outstanding course and is suitable for all types of professionals working with individuals and groups who wish to further develop communication skills and foster relationships with others.
Therapeutic communication is at the ‘cutting edge’ of client care.

The course is designed for six months part-time study, although students may spread their studies over a full year if they wish.

What you will learn

This course offers an excellent approach for appropriate application of therapeutic communication including:

An introduction to therapeutic communication
Development of therapeutic communication
Core qualities of therapeutic communication
Self development
Developing qualities and skills
Personality types
Loss and bereavement
Challenging prejudices
Therapeutic communication in the workplace
Therapeutic communication in practice

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