Bereavement and Grief Counselling

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This Bereavement and Grief Counselling course is designed to equip learners with the essential skills, knowledge and credentials to become qualified bereavement counsellors. It covers the fundamental skills needed to be successful in this profession, as well as key counselling process and methods.

Bereavement, death and dying are extremely personal, and each individual has a different way of approaching death. In this course, you will learn how to support individuals who are struggling to let go after the death of a loved one, including how to manage depression from bereavement. It also covers spiritual and religious ideas of death.

You will learn how death and dying affect both adults and children, with an in-depth look at the stages of grief and the process of dying. Through case studies and exercises, you will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge, providing you with the most in-demand skills to fast track your career.

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Who should take the course

This comprehensive training course is suitable for those who are looking to gain the necessary skills to become a bereavement/grief counsellor. Related professions in this field include:

  • Bereavement Counsellor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Trauma Therapist
  • CBT Therapist


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Curriculum

In module one, we will get to know our course instructor and their professional background. This introductory module will also outline the key topics that will be discussed in the course.

In module two, we will deepen our understanding of the role of the bereavement counsellor and the core skills in counselling. It also covers different approaches in counselling and counselling theory.

In module three, we will explore the attitudes to death and dying in both adults and children, taking a look at religious and spiritual attitudes towards death.

In module four, we will learn about the patterns and stages of grief, as well as the process of dying, taking a look at the different ways grief affects adults and children. 

In module five, we will explore the ways that depression is related to grief and bereavement, with an overview of the different types of depression. It also discusses the diagnoses and treatments of depression.

In module six, we will learn how many individuals suffering from grief struggle with a loss of their sense of self. It includes strategies and tips for counselling clients on how to accept death and let go. 

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