Advanced Counselling and Substance Abuse Recovery


Our Advanced Counselling and Substance Abuse Recovery bundle is designed to help aspiring addiction counsellors achieve their dream career.

Advanced Counselling and Substance Abuse Recovery

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About This Course

Explore the intersection of advanced counselling techniques and substance abuse recovery strategies with our Advanced Counselling and Substance Abuse Recovery online bundle. Ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their counselling skills and specialise in supporting clients with addiction issues.

In this bundle, we’ve combined three distinct courses, each offering valuable insights and expertise:

Counselling & CBT Diploma Level 4: This course delves into the foundations of counselling and CBT, equipping you with advanced skills for fostering positive change in your client’s lives.

Counselling Diploma Level 5: Gain a deep understanding of various counselling specialities, from addiction to child counselling to advanced CBT methods. Develop the skills needed to make a meaningful impact.

Drugs, Solvents, and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Level 4: Focus on the critical area of substance abuse counselling, where you’ll learn to address addiction’s root causes and guide your clients towards recovery.

Upon completion of this bundle, you’ll have a well-rounded skill set to address a wide range of counselling scenarios, including addiction and mental health challenges. You will also be certified to become a self-employed counsellor.

Course Benefits

Our Advanced Counselling and Substance Abuse Recovery Bundle offers an array of benefits to set you up in your counselling career:

  • In-depth knowledge and practical skills: Through a total of 23 units across the three courses, you’ll acquire a profound understanding of counselling theories, ethical practices, and specialised techniques.
  • Flexible Study Options: Enjoy the convenience of online learning, enabling you to study at your own pace, without the constraints of traditional classrooms or strict deadlines.
  • Become a qualified counsellor: Upon completion of this course bundle, you will be able to gain insurance and membership with ABCAP (Accrediting Board of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Course Units

Counselling & CBT Diploma Level 4

  • Unit 1: Approaches – Jung, Freud, and Adlerian
  • Unit 2: Psychotherapy Specialities
  • Unit 3: Client Centred Counselling
  • Unit 4: Approaches and Models of Helping
  • Unit 5: Cognitive Behavioural and Reality Therapy
  • Unit 6: Post-Traumatic Stress Counselling
  • Unit 7: Practitioner Strategies
  • Unit 8: Counselling and the Law

Counselling Diploma Level 5

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Advanced Counselling Skills
  • Unit 2: Person-Centred Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Unit 3: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Unit 4: Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Unit 5: Child Counselling
  • Unit 6: Grief and Loss
  • Unit 7: Abuse and Trauma
  • Unit 8: Addiction Counselling
  • Unit 9: Personal Development and Client Work

Drugs, Solvents and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Level 4

  • Unit 1: The Counselling Relationship and Basis for Addictive Behaviour
  • Unit 2: Substance Abuse
  • Unit 3: Alcohol Abuse
  • Unit 4: The Cognitive Approach
  • Unit 5: The Psychodynamic Approach
  • Unit 6: The Person-Centred Approach


Assessment for this bundled course involves a series of written assignments designed to evaluate your understanding of the course materials. These assignments will be submitted to your personal tutor for evaluation and feedback. There are no external examinations, making the assessment process accessible and stress free.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is required to enrol on this bundled course. It is suitable for individuals at various stages of their counselling journey, from beginners to those seeking advanced skills.

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this course bundle, you’ll receive certification from not one, but two industry-recognized awarding bodies.

For Counselling and CBT Diploma Level 4, you will receive certification from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

Completion of Counselling Diploma Level 5 and Drugs, Solvents, and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Level 4 will result in you being certified by National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ). You will receive two certificates!


Throughout your journey in the Advanced Counselling and Substance Abuse Recovery bundle, you’ll have access to several support resources:

  • Personal Tutors: Benefit from the expertise and guidance of experienced personal tutors who will mentor your studies and provide valuable insights.
  • Study Materials: Access comprehensive study guides and course materials to aid your learning.
  • Student Support Team: Our dedicated student support team is readily available to answer your questions, address concerns, and provide assistance whenever you need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will be able to practise as a Counsellor and gain insurance to ensure that you are covered when providing your service.

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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