Diploma in Counselling Course at Boitekanelo College

Diploma in Counselling Course at Boitekanelo College

What is Counselling?

Counseling psychology is a psychological specialty that began with a focus on vocational counseling, but later moved its emphasis to adjustment counseling, and then expanded to cover all normal psychology psychotherapy.

Diploma in Counselling

This programme is arranged such that counseling students can begin to acquire a counseling style tailored to their own personality by familiarizing themselves with the major approaches to therapeutic practice. The programme also presents the basic concepts of different approaches and discusses features such as the therapeutic process (including goals), the client-therapist relationship and specific procedures used in the practice of counseling. It further fosters the development of critically reflective practitioners who are able to work in a variety of settings with a broad range of client groups.

Admission Requirements

BGCSE or equivalent with a minimum of 34 points with at least D in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or DD Double Science, D Mathematics and a D in English,

OR 2 years relevant, current health work experience with a recommendation letter.

Relevant Certificate from BQA accredited institution of higher education.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Ethics and Legislation in Counselling
  • Basic Computer Applications
  • Communication Study Skills
  • HIV/ AIDS Counselling
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Theories of Conselling
  • Biostatics and Research

Year 2

  • Counselling for Special Population
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Marriage & Family Counselling
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Child & Adolescence Counselling
  • Stress and anxiety Management
  • Community Based Counselling
  • Clinical Practicum

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Non-governmental sectors
  • Corporate entities