Diploma in Counselling Psychology - Africa International University | Educartis

2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This two year diploma aims to develop students' therapy skills, as well as their in-depth knowledge of counselling theory through appropriate study and experience. Taken on-campus at Africa international University, this course prepares learners to take an active role as a member of the professional therapy community by exploring a range of psychological approaches and therapeutic methods to provide holistic training that extends well beyond the classroom.

Therapy is an exciting, challenging, and one of the most sought after careers today. It will provide you with employment opportunities that are flexible, meaningful, and remunerative. If you have a strong desire to create positive change within your community and improve the lives of others, then entering this field could be the right move. This diploma will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to work effectively within various settings and with a diverse range of clients. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Develop their skills of working better with different kinds of clients. 
  • Identify their strengths and weaknesses to allow them to work more effectively and relate better with people. 
  • Develop ways of working with core theoretical models. 
  • Conduct skills-based practice sessions in a competent, adaptable and professional manner in order to best meet the needs of clients and groups.
  • Apply principles of ethico-legal practice to plan and document ways of working with clients in complex situations, while demonstrating respect for diversity.

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Certification obtained

Diploma in Counselling Psychology 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme is a great stepping-stone towards rewarding and exciting careers, including: 

  • Mental Health and Trauma Counsellor 
  • Addiction Counsellor
  • Child and Family Therapist 
  • Couples' Therapist 



On Campus, 4 years, January 2020


On Campus, 3 quarters, January 2020


On Campus, 3 years, January 2020


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either a: 

  • A minimum KCSE Grade of C Plain  
  • Certificate in a Related Field 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must :

  • Download and fill-in an online pre-application form indicating the programme or course of their interest. 
  • Provide a non-refundable application fee of 1,000 KES 

In addition, international students must submit an application for Kenya Pupil's Pass (KPP) accompanied with 11,250 KSH. 

Payment options

At AIU, students are offered the following methods of paying their university fees: 

  1. Payments can be made by banker's cheque, payable to AIU. The university doesn't accept personal cheques.
  2. The university doesn't accept cash payments. Cash should be deposited into any of the following bank accounts and the banking slip immediately presented for issuance of a University receipt to the finance office.
Payments within Kenya

  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Account Name: Africa International UniversityBank: Co-Operative Bank of Kenya
Branch: Karen
Account Number: 01128092985900
Coop Swift Code: KCOOKENA

  • CFC Stanbic Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 0100000203728
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

  • Equity Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 1250260743538
Bank Name: Equity Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: EQBLKENA

  • Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 1140816764
Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: KCBLKENX

M-PESA PAYMENT VIA KCB (For registered students only)
1. Go to M-PESA menu on your phone 2. Select Pay Bill
2. Enter Business number (522123)
3. Enter school code (10044k) and your registration number as one word 4. Enter Amount
5. Enter PIN
6. Press ok to confirm Sending of money

For Foreign Payments in USD
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 0100000200136
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Africa International University over the course of 2 years, split into 4 semesters. The curriculum is as follows:

Year One - Semester One 
  • College English and Writing
  • Library Research and Information Competency
  • Essentials of ICT
  • Theories of Counselling
  • Introduction to Human Behaviour
  • Ethical And Legal Considerations in Counselling
Year One - Semester Two 
  • Foundations for Life and Missions
  • Bible Interpretations and Study Methods
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning/Elective
  • Intercultural Communication/ Conflict and Peace Mediation
Year Two - Semester One 
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics
  • Human Sexuality
  • Loss, Grief and Trauma
  • Child Assessment/Pre-marital Counselling
  • Project
Year Two - Semester Two 
  • Counselling the Child/Elective
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Project
  • Elective I 
  • Elective II 
  • Leadership
  • Effective Parenting
  • Witchcraft, Witch Accusations and Counselling
  • Marital Counselling
  • Disaster, and Disaster Management
  • Community Health and Development

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Where and When


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya

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