Introduction to Counselling Skills

For those with no experience of using counselling/communication skills in a helping role

A taster qualification run over 3 weeks (100% attendance is a must) 


This course is available on 9 June , 6pm to 9pm at Bridlington, Course Code K0308SXPEC and  12 June, 9am to 12pm at Beverley, Course Code K0308GXPPB

What will I study?

An experiential course designed to develop knowledge, understanding and practical use of counselling skills, to include:

  • Non-verbal awareness and understanding
  • Verbal responding, the appropriate use of reflecting, paraphrasing and questioning skills
  • The setting of appropriate boundaries – learning how to say no
  • Introduction to key qualities of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence.  

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.

What next?

Level Two Certificate in Counselling

Additional information

Course may highlight need to do English, Maths or Computer Applications in preparation for levels 2 and 3.

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

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Summer Part-Time Course Guide