Spiritual Counselling Course


Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Couns.spiritual which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £225 UK.

Course Description

What is spiritual counselling?


Traditional counselling offers advice and guidance for psychological and emotional support to an individual, family or group.

Spiritual counselling offers advice and guidance for psychological and emotional support incorporating spiritual principles or beliefs.

Sometimes spiritual counselling may be neutral or free of a specific religion and incorporates all faiths, beliefs and religions under the title of that particular spiritual counselling service or counsellor.

In general most counselling that involves a spiritual approach on the whole is healthy and beneficial to the client and are often non-denominational or that they do not introduce philosophies or beliefs of their own or others religious or spiritual practices.

However there are some spiritual counselling practices or spiritual counsellors usually private and off the beaten track that will actually do more harm than good to some vulnerable people and that they will introduce or impose their own religion, beliefs, practices onto their client.

In traditional non-spiritual counselling this is very rare but in spiritual counselling it is more common and must be avoided at all costs.

Those counsellors who may be working privately or individually most often do have good intentions in mind and that there is generally nothing sinister about their wish for their clients to start seeing things in the counsellors religious or spiritual light, however this converting attempt goes against the deep grain of counselling and should never occur but it does.

This course in spiritual counselling aims to educate student on this and clear the way of myths and delusions to make better an understanding of how spiritual counselling should be for all concerned in a healthy supportive service.

This course provides many spiritual aspects to counselling and is an essential part of the Person centred therapy involved in helping the client to heal past wounds.

This diploma awarded course in spiritual counselling will bring the student up-to-date with spiritual approach to counselling and can be easily incorporated into any therapists or beginners Christian or religious beliefs.

This training course is open to complete beginners/ novice and is ideally suited first and foremost to therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists who are currently practicing person centred counselling and psychotherapy and require insight into the wider spiritual community and therapy required for clients who base their thinking and feelings around their own specific religious practice.

This course would act as an ideal add-on or bolt on to any therapist or counsellor’s current portfolio of qualifications.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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