Introduction to Counselling Skills

This course is for anyone who works or is interested in working with other people in the statutory or voluntary sector. It will also be of benefit to any professional who wishes to enhance her/his communication skills and/or develop sound basic counselling skills.

On this course a large element of the work is based on experiential learning and observation and it involves commitment to personal development; this course is often life changing and enhancing.

Introduction to Counselling Skills

Qualification / Award

The CPCAB: The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.

Next date

Thursday 10th January, 2019

Time commitment

Evening Class. There are three opportunities to join the course during the academic year and you will engage in 30 hours of study time during the course; you will also need to study at home for approximately 3 hours a week.

The course starts in September, January and April and runs for 12 weeks (1 Academic Term).

Duration

12 weeks

Inclusive cost

£470.00


Please complete a Course Application Form and submit by post or in person.

Upon receipt of your application you will be invited to an Initial Assessment Interview. This interview will take place with one of our knowledgeable Tutors in order to ensure that the course you wish to join suits your aims and needs. It is also important for you to be fully aware of the level of commitment required to successfully complete your studies. You will also have the opportunity to ask detailed questions and the chance to explore the learning environment, facilities, resources and support we offer our students.

Payment of fees

Course enrolment and fee payment directly follows the initial assessment interview. When we issue your interview invitation, we will provide you with the detailed enrolment and fee payment instructions for the course in question.

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Is this course for you?

This course is for anyone who works or is interested in working with other people in the statutory or voluntary sector. It will also be of benefit to any professional who wishes to enhance her/his communication skills and/or develop sound basic counselling skills.

The course will enable you to gain an understanding of the different approaches to counselling and our students also explore their personal values and beliefs. You will learn to understand yourself and others better and how your attitudes impact on your personal and professional relationships.

The course teaches practical counselling skills, considers various approaches to counselling - particularly client-centred philosophy; and will be of great benefit to those who wish to improve their relationships with others.


Entry requirements

  • You need to have Level 2 oral and written English communication skills, or be willing to work toward gaining such skills.
  • Be willing to discuss some of your thoughts and feelings with other students and your tutors.
  • Be willing to give and receive feedback from your peers.
  • Have commitment to exploring your relationships with others and how your values, attitudes and beliefs impact on these relationships.
  • Be committed to your learning.
  • Attend a group interview and assessment process with an Introduction to Counselling tutor.

Description

On this course a large element of the work is based on experiential learning and observation and it involves commitment to personal development; this course is often life changing and enhancing.

The course covers:

  • Developing a basic theoretical understanding of the three main approaches to counselling.
  • Basic counselling skills development; identification, practice and the effective application of these skills.
  • Enhancing personal growth and understanding.
  • Developing a better understanding of others.
  • An introduction to working effectively transculturally and with diversity.

 

Course content

There are 7 Units to the course, which are:

  • Working Safely
  • Relating as a Helper
  • Seeing the Helpee’s Perspective
  • Focusing on the Helpee’s Agenda
  • Using Self-awareness
  • Using & Understanding Skills
  • Reviewing and Reflecting

 


Cost

£ 470.00

Payment

(£405.00 + Enrolment Fee of £65.00) Payable by a deposit of £246.00 including registration fee followed by 2 payments of £112.00 on January 1st and February 1st.

There are no concessions on counselling courses.


Course objectives

The course covers:

  • Developing a basic theoretical understanding of the three main approaches to counselling.
  • Basic counselling skills development; identification, practice and the effective application of these skills.
  • Enhancing personal growth and understanding.
  • Developing a better understanding of others.
  • An introduction to working effectively transculturally and with diversity.

 


Assessment

Assessment is continuous and based on a portfolio of evidence which you build throughout the duration of the course. There is also a short external assessment in which you observe a counselling session and answer a number of questions about what you have observed.


Award

The CPCAB: The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.


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