The course was ideal for me as someone changing career in mid-life. It was both informative and enjoyable, with plenty of opportunities to practice learned skills and self-reflection. Marking of assignments was prompt, which helped keep my study momentum going and my tutor was readily available for queries, support and encouragement.
Quite a lot of the recommended websites were no longer in use. Being overseas access to English library facilities non existent, and so buying books to read proves expensive, and difficult to decide which would be the most useful, impossible to buy all that are recommended reading, obviously. I am pleased that I have been able to complete a counselling diploma whilst being in France, but can see why there are so few options to do these courses online. I feel that it is necessary to have class room sessions to discuss and work through subjects. Online studying of these subjects has its limits.
The course was exactly 'what the doctor ordered' for me - it was exactly what I hoped that it would be and it was very easy to follow. There was plenty of information and good practical exercises as we went along. The assignments focussed the mind and proved fairly challenging. The review questions of each lesson at the end were a great way of seeing how much I had actually learned - and I was pleasantly surprised!!