This course is of 1 year duration. It is a psychological specialty course covering broad domains of the counselling process, the outcomes, training and supervision. It deals with an understanding of psychological principles and techniques used in counselling. It covers many areas in counselling such as grief counselling, school counselling, family counselling, couples counselling and counselling patients with health-related problems and terminal illnesses in the hospital settings, in addition to career guidance, and preventive counselling.

Students will be given the opportunity to study and practice counselling in important areas such as substance abuse, learning disability, behaviour problems in children, adolescent problems, counselling for special groups such as patients suffering from cancer, HIV etc.


B.A. Hons in any Social Science from a recognised university; those who are employed as counsellors or psychologists and desirous of obtaining further qualification in counselling.

Fee and Scholarships (2022-23)

Aggregate Score obtained in 10+2 examination Net Tuition fee (per annum) after scholarship *
For Students For Defence Personnel/ Wards For Apeejay Alumnus
greater than 93% 70,000 70,000 70,000
Net Tuition Fee (per annum) without scholarship 1,00,000 1,00,000 1,00,000


** Additional Charges are inclusive of:

Development Fee INR 20,000 per annum
Security Fee INR 5,000 One Time Payable (Refundable)
CRC INR 3,000 One Time Payable with the 1st Semester Fee
Online Library INR 2,000 per annum
Group Insurance Accident Policy INR 200 per annum

Program Features

The Diploma in Counselling Psychology will provide students with:

  • strong foundational knowledge of counselling, principles and techniques.
  • understanding the implications of knowledge, research and new information for the present and future problem-solving tasks.
  • learning about the major theories of counselling , and their application in practice.
  • learning about the different types of counselling and different techniques of counselling and their significance.
  • learning how to integrate counselling skills and scientific psychology and encourage their personal and professional growth and finally
  • preparing them for further doctoral studies and research in counselling

Course Content

(all 5 credits except the last 2 practicum and internship - these carry 10 credits each.)

  • Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
  • Introduction to counselling
  • Theories of counselling
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychopathology and Mental health
  • Counselling Process, Techniques and Skills of Counselling
  • Social perspectives of counselling
  • Counselling in special settings
  • Practicum in assessment and diagnosis, case history taking practicals and project work.
  • Internship during the course covering 400 hours of working with cases in a counselling setting under supervision.

The employment areas include serving as Counsellors in hospitals, schools and colleges, corporate sector/national and multinational companies under the HR department/personnel department and Consultancy agencies and also being self-employed professional counsellors.