Counselling Skills Diploma (New!)

770 Hrs.
Counselling Skills Program Fee: $4800.00 Interest-free Payment plans are available. Books are approximately $390.00.
Orca Institute is pleased to announce a collaboration with Opening to Grace Training. OTG graduates receive training recognition, with course exemptions and a reduced Counselling program fee. 

Government Financial assistance is available for eligible students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, through the Canadian and provincial government student loan programs.

Our Counselling Skills Diploma Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.  


As an Associate School with ACCT, Orca Institute is offering this program to meet ACCT's RTC (Registered Therapeutic Counsellor) membership requirements in this program.

We recommend that our graduate students become members of ACCT.

Please note: Our Counselling Skills Diploma Program is separate from our Counselling Hypnotherapy Diploma Program. A student is not required to take these courses to get their Diploma as a Counselling Hypnotherapist (Cand.) or their Basic Hypnotherapy Certificate. 

Please call Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC  at 604-808-3703 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 ACCT Membership Benefits
  • Offers members low-cost liability insurance
  • Client's Private extended medical insurance plan coverage (depending on plan and company)
  • Be well-positioned for possible Counsellor Regulation in BC and other non-regulated provinces.
  • It can also possibly allow for easier entry into specific existing and potential Colleges of Counselling (Alberta being one)
  • Qualifies members to advertise in Psychology Today and Counselling BC.


Counselling Skills I
  • Basic Counselling Skills I (30hrs.)
  • Clinical Assessment (20hrs.)
  • Note Taking - Record Keeping (30 Hrs.)


Counselling Skills II
  • Abnormal Psychology (30hrs.)
  • Ethics in Counselling (30hrs.)
  • Family Therapy (30 Hrs.)


Counselling Skills III
  • DSM-V (30hrs.)
  • Group Therapy (30hrs.)
  • Trauma/Recovery (30hrs.)
Counselling Skills IV
  • Theory and Practical Group Therapy (30hrs.)
  • Person-Centred Therapy (30hrs.)
  • Foundational Ideas (30hrs.)
Counselling Skills V
  • Cultural Nature of Human Development (30hrs.)
  • Gestalt Therapy (30hrs.)
  • Narrative Therapy (30hrs.)
Counselling Skills VI
  • Multi-Cultural Counselling Pt. 1 (45hrs.)
  • Multi-Cultural Counselling Pt. 2 (45hrs.)


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