Introduction to Counselling

The aim of this course is to:

  • Develop understanding and use of counselling skills
  • Develop confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop self-awareness
  • To enable progression onto counselling related courses

This course can be attended at the Beverley site on Saturday, 25 September, 10am to 4pm, Course Code PF262/1 or Monday, 22 November, 5pm to 9pm, Course Code PF263/1 or online on Wednesday, 20 October, 12am to 4pm Course Code PD032/1 or Thursday, 9 December, 12am to 4pm, Course Code PD033/1.


If studying online Learners will need a device such as a laptop or PC or phone/iPad and a internet connection to take part.  Ideally, devices will also have webcams for full participation.  Learners will need to download the Teams app onto their laptop/PC or mobile phone/other device and devices will need to have a camera so that they can participate.

What will I study?

Students will:

  • Develop their understanding of verbal and non-verbal counselling skills
  • Develop their understanding of setting boundaries
  • Develop their understanding of personal values and attitudes
  • Develop their understanding of difference and diversity
  • Develop their understanding of qualities necessary to a listening role

How will I be assessed?

This is a non-accredited course with no exam at the end but the tutor will monitor progress and give feedback.

How will the course be delivered?

Discussions; Role-play; Exercises; Use of Internet resources; Worksheets; Case Studies

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide