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)
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;
No previous experience is required.
Level Two Certificate in Counselling
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.