Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Learn from a comprehensive curriculum that covers diverse theoretical frameworks and evidence-based practices in counselling and psychotherapy. Gain a deep understanding of human behavior, psychological disorders, and therapeutic interventions. Acquire practical skills through supervised clinical placements and real-world case studies.
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12 months


Graduation & above 



Program Credits

40 credit points

Batch start date

Oct 5, 2024

Key Program Features

Theoretical Foundations: Coverage of counseling and psychotherapy frameworks: psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and integrative approaches.
Counseling Skills Development: Practical training in essential counseling skills: active listening, empathy, rapport-building, and nonverbal communication.
Assessment and Diagnosis: Training in conducting assessments and diagnostic interviews to identify clients' issues and formulate treatment goals.
Psychotherapeutic Interventions: Exploration of various techniques tailored to different client populations: individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and crisis intervention.
Ethical and Legal Issues: Examination of ethical principles, professional standards, and legal regulations: confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, and duty to report.
Cultural Competence: Consideration of cultural and diversity factors in counseling, emphasizing cultural competence and sensitivity.

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

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

120 Sessions 1110 hours

Program Credits




Live Session Hours


Project Hours


OJL Hours



  • Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Counselling skills and Techniques
  • Psychology Lab Emotional Intelligence Assessment
  • Project Work
  • OJL
  • Communication Skills for Leaders
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Group Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Behavioural and Cognitive Approaches
  • Psychology Lab - 2 (Personality Assessment)
  • Psychology Lab - 3 (Stress and Coping Assessment)
  • Project Work
  • OJL
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Earn Esteemed Credentials and Recognition

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Diploma Specific 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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Aqsa Qayyum


Hello I m Aqsa Qayyum a school psychologist and Guidance Counsellor with a specialized background in child psychology and guidance Read More

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Sweta A. Gorania


Myself Sweta A Gorania I did my master s in computer engineering and was in teaching for ten years I Read More

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Simran Parekh


I am a dedicated and compassionate mental health therapist with over three years of experience in the field With a Read More

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Pragya Singh


I have just completed my MPhil in Clinical Psychology and have proven years of proven success in the field of Read More

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Lauren Michelle Colletti


I am a -year-old psychology doctoral candidate and spiritual student As a trauma informed yoga instructor and Reiki energy healer Read More

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Ms. Anukriti Pande

Industrial Psychologist

Anukriti is masters in I O psychology PGDHRM certified in Dialectical behaviour therapy and Happiness Coaching NLP Master Practitioner Pursuing 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 from Any Discipline


Psychology Graduates


Healthcare Professionals


Social Workers and Human Services Professionals


Educators and School Counselors


Career Changers


Graduates with a Personal Interest in Mental Health


International Students


Individuals with a Passion for Helping Others

Invest in Your Future

*Learn With No Cost Easy EMI Plans. EMI Options starting at Rs. 12,000

Total Program Fee - INR 117,000 (Incl. Reg. Fee, Exam Fee, Course Fee)

EMI Partners


One Time Payment Option

Payable Program Fee - INR 117,000 (Discount 10%) INR 106,000 (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

Counsel India helped with my growth and progress. It enhanced my knowledge and also it was helpful along with my Post Graduation. I was been cherished because of the knowledge i had through the course.
Shivani Kumari


Amazing Session. To the point Conversation, all questions answered with real life examples and beautifully conveyed. Personally, learned quite a lot in just few sessions of the Course. Feeling not only satisfied with the course overall but also, somewhat wise mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Balwan Singh


I am a mental health practitioner working as counselling psychologist this course was helpful to develop my knowledge in such a good direction and by this I am doing very well in my professional practice. The trainers at Counsel India are very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. They shape the course according to the trainee.
Shelly John

South Africa

Child Psychology sessions helped me comprehend the world of psyche in more depth to a particular topic. Children are like a melted wax and that stage of life can be moulded appropriately if treated properly. Thank you Counsel India for sharing your insights.
Shivanjali Sharma


I have done the child psychology course under council india. Very good and well efficient organization. Short time course but very helpful. I will try to join another course in future
Anyasa saha


I had d taken up Child Psychology course.The coaching was really good, coaches also were very understanding and they cleared all the doubts. I had a wonderful experience all together of course the knowledge i gained was remarkable.Thanks to Counsel India for bringing up such short courses which anyone could afford for.??
Sumalatha M


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will get a participation certificate.

Graduation in any stream/domain

a) You can read notes over a soft copy at your comfort which is accessible on your phone, laptop or desktop.

b) You will also receive Hard copies of the study material at your doorstep after the completion of the course for lifetime reference and support.


Yes, you will get chance to connect with other participants and speakers. Yo can do networking with other professionals and expand yor network.

Graduates can pursue careers as HR consultants, talent acquisition specialists, organizational development specialists, training and development managers, research analysts in I-O Psychology, and more. The program equips students with skills relevant to improving workplace performance and well-being.

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