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The Blackford Institute for Counselling

Counselling Courses

Diploma in Counselling Course

What's in the course?

Here's what you'll get in your course:

  • All the course modules. Detailed, practical information that guides you skilfully
    towards becoming a counsellor.
  • 5 tutor marked assigments. You get personal feedback and advice from your tutor.
  • 11 interactive computer marked assignments. These help you ensure that you’ve absorbed the inforamtion on the course.
  • 11 self-study assignments. These are fascinating projects that help you on your way to becoming a counsellor.
  • Personal advice from an experienced tutor whenever you need it.
  • Self-assessment exercises. They occur throughout the course to aid your learning.
  • The contact details for your personal tutor.
  • A number of bonuses (see below)


You’ll get a range of useful bonus items that will help you in so many ways.

Bonus 1. Fully-customisable Marketing and Stationery Kit (Value R2,745)

This ten-piece kit gives you ready-made advertisements, posters, leaflets and even your business stationery. Just add your own contact details, and print them. Click here for details of the kit.

Bonus 2. The Diary of a Professional Counsellor (Value R366)

Follow the highs and lows of a professional counsellor’s life, as our counsellor reports each week on her experiences in the field.

You’ll get insights into her day, and learn from her successes and failures. The Diary is available exclusively to our learners.

Bonus 3. Counsellor’s Website Pages (Value R3,660)

You’ll receive free website pages for your counselling practice. The website comes in a range of five colours, complete with sample text. It will save you a lot of money, weeks of delay and the trial and error that comes with designing a website. For more information, click here to see the
free counsellor’s website.

Bonus 4. Business Blueprints (Value R183)

This 47-page book contains complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business. Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.

Bonus 5. A Guide to Online Counselling (Value R219)

Online counselling is a big opportunity for the future. This guide teaches you how to provide an online counselling service. It’s not available elsewhere.

Bonus 6. The Counsellor’s Toolkit (Value R284)

This ebook contains 21 tried and tested tools used by professional counsellors. They help you understand your client better, give the client insights into themselves, and let the client move forward with their life. If you’re unsure how to help a client, these powerful tools provide instant aids. Each of the 21 tools includes practical ‘how-to’ instructions for use. Use the Counsellor’s Toolkit and see your client transformed. This toolkit is not available anywhere else.

Bonus 7. Roadmap (Value R164)

Our Roadmap shows you, step-by-step, what you have to do to become a counsellor. It is not available anywhere else. Comes with instructions for use. “It made everything clear and simple.”

Bonus 8. ‘Guide to Being a Marriage Preparation Coach’ eBook and downloadable Wedding Journal (Value R149)

This guide includes a wedding journal for your clients and full details of how to be a pre-marriage coach. Not available anywhere else.

The Blackford Method and Pillars (Value R549)

You’ll also get the Blackford Method and Blackford Pillars booklets with your course.

The Method

The Blackford Method is a unique ten-step method for:

– Generating enquiries

– Converting enquirers into paying clients

– Managing the counselling process

– Retaining existing clients

The Blackford Method is included as part of the course. It is not available anywhere else.

If you follow the Blackford Method, you will succeed as a counsellor, assuming that you also have the innate ability to counsel clients.

The Pillars

The Blackford Pillars are a set of 10 fundamentals that guide the new counsellor. They provide a basis for operating a sound and ethical practice. The Blackford Pillars are included in the course, and are not available elsewhere.

Adopting the Pillars will allow you to run a professional practice properly.

And when you complete the course, you’ll get the following free items:

  • A Diploma to frame and display on your wall.
  • A reference from us confirming that you have completed the course.
  • ‘Approved Counsellor’ logo on your website and stationery.

From time to time we may improve, amend or extend the items mentioned here.


Speak to
an advisor on
804 803

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