Advanced Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy

This program is meticulously crafted to empower aspiring professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals seeking psychological support. Explore cutting-edge therapeutic techniques and interventions. From mindfulness-based approaches to experiential therapies, our program ensures you are well-versed in the latest evidence-based practices.
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6 months


Graduation (Any) and above

Program Credits

20 credit points

Batch Start Date

October 5, 2024

Key Program Features

Advanced Counseling Techniques: Mastery of therapeutic approaches like CBT, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
Specialized Training Tracks: Tailored coursework in areas like trauma therapy, addiction counseling, couples counseling, etc
Advanced Assessment Skills: Training in conducting comprehensive psychological assessments, including interviews and testing.
Ethical and Legal Considerations: Examination of ethical guidelines, legal regulations, and professional standards in practice.
Supervised Clinical Experience: Clinical practice in diverse settings under supervision to apply theoretical knowledge.
Cultural Competence and Diversity Training: Training in cultural competence, diversity awareness, and social justice issues.

Key Program Differentiation Adhering To NEP 2020 Guidelines

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UGC Recognised

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Learn & Earn Opportunity

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On The Job Learning

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Blended Learning

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Placement Opportunity

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National Education Policy 2020

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ABC (Academic Bank Of Credit)

The Medhavi Edge

Entry and Multiple Exit

With 30% General Education, 70% Skill Training with Skilling
and Industry Partners

Work with Industry and Apprenticeship

Opportunity to Work with Industry during education

Industry as/in Campus

For understanding/practice of Industry from Day-1

Industry and Skill Certifications

Certification from Industry & Professional body

Training by Industry Experts

to enable an environment of Industry Grade

Competency Driven Curriculum

For professional competencies and outcomes

Learning the Professional way

Meta Learning, Problem solving, Life skills, Digital comfort and communication

Learning by doing

Practical & Practice to Do-Experience-Learn

Phygital Learning Ecosystem

For smart and life-long learning in 21st century

Continuous and Outcome – based Assessment

What is done/ learnt every day, is assessed in real time

Traditional Education Vs WISE

Traditional Education

Traditional Curriculum

Theory-Experiment based

Limited Industry Linkage

Industry linkage is limited to industry visit and internship

Work Experience (only) after Education

Due to limited access to practical skills, recognition to entry to
work only possible after education

Higher Education ONLY for Degree

Student randomly opts for degrees with hope to decide

Single Mode of Delivery

Offline/ Face-to-Face


Competency Benchmarked Curriculum

Theory-Application-Practice based

Industry as Partner

In curriculum designing, practical training & certification,
Industry is a partner.

Education with Work Experience

OIT/Apprenticeship exposes to active participation in
industry's processes

Higher Education for Degree AS WELL AS Employability

Along with theory, practical and OIT distribution at
industry support the curriculum requirement for degree

Flexible Mode of Delivery

Face-to-Face Online/ On-site

Program Framework

This program is meticulously crafted to empower aspiring professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals seeking psychological support.  
Explore cutting-edge therapeutic techniques and interventions. From mindfulness-based approaches to experiential therapies, our program ensures you are well-versed in the latest evidence-based practices.  
Foundation Core
A range of compulsory basics of multidisciplinary, professional, general nature customised to match the value and vision of MSU for a robust foundation.
  • Foundation in Digital Applications
  • Introduction to Learning and Applications for 21st Century
  • Science and World
  • Introduction to Contemporary Social Problems
  • English and Communication -Essential Skills
  • English and Communication – IELTS Practice
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Literature and Creativity
Skill Drill
A range of professional (skill) electives to opt and practice from diversified disciplines e.g.
  • Creative Writing Skills
  • Content Investigation Skills
  • Spreadsheet and Data Management Skills
  • Digital Application Skills
  • Brand Promotions and Marketing Skills
  • Preventive Healthcare Skills
  • Hospital Duty and Patient Care Skills
  • First Aid Service Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Restaurant Operation Skills
  • Kitchen Operation Skills
  • Learning and Application Skills
  • English and Communication – Essential Skills
  • Tourism Services and Product (Tourism Service Skills)
An independently chosen field of study to learn and be proficient for an entry to the professional workforce.
A choice-based bucket to multiply the career opportunities and growth.
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Media Communication
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Project Management
Industry Practice
A continuous Industry engagement plan to support the learning across the programme.
  • Industry Experience An Industry-aligned weekly activities like Expert talk from different industries, Industrial site visit.
  • Industry Transition A dedicated engagement with the industry to participate and realise the industry process.
  • Industry Immersion A work-based engagement with the industry as a trainee/apprentice.
Capstone Project
To channelize the programme attributes and outcomes for problem solving and application.

Program Curriculum

60 Sessions 570 hours

Program Credits




Live Session Hours


Project Hours


OJL Hours



  • Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Approaches and Applications
  • Counselling skills and Techniques
  • Psychology Lab - Attitude Towards Emotions
  • Project Work
  • OJL
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Earn Esteemed Credentials and Recognition

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MSU Advanced Certificate

Upon completing UGC-approved programs aligned with NEP 2020 at Counsel India & Medhavi Skills University, receive a prestigious certificate endorsed by the University of Sikkim, India—validating your expertise in your chosen field.

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Letter of Recommendation

This globally recognized credential showcases your expertise and commitment in your field.

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Certificate of Specialization

Earn distinction with this Certificate of Specialization. Empower your career with expertise, a prized validation in your field.

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Program Completion Certificate

This credential signifies your successful completion of our esteemed program, validating your expertise and commitment to personal and professional growth.


Industry Leading Faculty & Mentors

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Gunjan Sandhani

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical psychologist with an MPhil Clinical Psychology degree from an RCI-recognized mental health establishment nbsp I am Read More

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Atul Yadav

Counseling Psychologist

I am a dedicated and motivated individual with a strong background in Engineering and a deep passion for psychology With Read More

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Bivek Pradhan


Mr Pradhan s exceptional qualities as a Psychologist and Counsellor are evident through his deep-rooted passion for helping others and Read More

Proficiency Pro: On The Job Learning

  • Develop advanced skills in research, statistical analysis, and data interpretation related to organizational behavior. 

  • Understand how to align organizational strategies with human capital for improved performance. 

  • Learn strategies for building and maintaining a positive and productive organizational culture. 

  • Gain expertise in managing and facilitating organizational change. 

  • Contribute to creating and implementing HR policies that align with organizational goals. 

  • Increase your appeal to employers seeking professionals with expertise in understanding and managing human behavior in the workplace.

Mentorship: Guided by Experts

  • Counsel India has mentored over 250,000 students to achieve a remarkable 96% success rate – a testament to our commitment to your academic excellence and future success.  

  • Counsel India's mentors hold varied expertise in social sciences and management. Our mentors are adept at orchestrating engaging workshops and presenting insightful research papers at esteemed conferences, ensuring a rich and dynamic learning experience.  

  • Our exclusive personalized mentorship is tailored to meet your unique personality, attitude, and aptitude. Our approach integrates cutting-edge psychometric tools to ensure a transformative and customized experience, guiding you towards unparalleled success.  

  • Experience the lasting support that goes beyond the classroom. Counsel India offers lifetime mentorship to its students. Once an alumnus, always a member of Counsel India.

Get Your Dream Job: Career Support

  • A unique blend of business and psychology courses designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in organizational settings.
  • Suitable credit framework and distribution of theory & practical supports the curriculum requirement for Degree, while practical & OJL at and by the industry partner assures employability.  
  • Learn and Earn model where the stipend received by the student from the industry/organization during on job learning/apprenticeship becomes an additional incentive.  
  • Opportunities to engage in research projects and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in business psychology through partnerships with research institutions and industry organizations.
  • Student trainees get an opportunity for active participation in service or production related professional activities complying with the organizational culture.  
  •  Optional specialization tracks or concentrations in areas such as leadership development, consumer behavior, organizational psychology, or entrepreneurship, allowing students to tailor their education to their specific interests and career goals.

Who All Can Join This Program?


Graduates in Psychology or related fields


Mental health professionals seeking advanced training


Counselors and therapists looking to specialize


Social workers and community advocates


Healthcare professionals expanding their skill set


International students passionate about psychotherapy

Invest in Your Future

*Learn With No Cost Easy EMI Plans. EMI Options starting at Rs. 14,000

Total Program Fee - INR 60,000 (Incl. Reg. Fee, Exam Fee, Course Fee)

EMI Partners


One Time Payment Option

Payable Program Fee - INR 60,000 (Discount 10%) INR 54,500 (Incl. Reg. Fee, Exam Fee, Course Fee)

*Terms and conditions applied as per the financial partners.

Scholarship upto 35%

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Success Stories

The instructors were not just teachers; they were true mentors. Their deep passion for psychology was evident in every lecture, making complex theories and concepts accessible and engrossing, so I would highly recommend this course to everyone.
Anushka Ghosh


I recently had the privilege of enrolling in this psychology Course that left me utterly impressed and profoundly enriched. This course was nothing short of exceptional, and I would like to share my glowing review to encourage others to embark on this enlightening journey.
Muskan Maan


Counsel india has changed my entire level of thinking and living as thank you sooo much for being all time supportive team
Sachin Soni


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our program follows a stackable system of education, allowing students to earn credits that may be transferable to other academic programs or institutions. This flexibility enables students to build upon their existing qualifications and pursue further education or specialization in counseling and psychotherapy.

The stackable system of education allows students to earn modular credits that can be accumulated over time and stacked towards higher qualifications or credentials. This flexibility enables students to tailor their learning pathway, achieve milestones at their own pace, and pursue additional certifications or advanced degrees in counseling and psychotherapy.

Our program stands out for its holistic approach to counseling and psychotherapy, integrating theoretical knowledge with practical skills and experiential learning. We emphasize evidence-based practices, cultural competence, and ethical considerations, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared to support clients' mental health and well-being effectively.

Credit points are earned based on the completion of coursework, practical training, and assessments as outlined in the program curriculum. Each course or module is assigned a specific number of credit points, with students accumulating credits as they progress through the program.

Students have access to networking opportunities with professionals in the counseling and psychotherapy field through guest lectures, workshops, and seminars. Additionally, our program offers opportunities for professional development, continuing education, and involvement in professional organizations to enhance students' counseling skills and prepare them for successful careers.

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