Course overview

Introduction to Counselling Level 1 provides an essential foundation in counselling theory and practice. Over 18 hours, students delve into fundamental concepts such as active listening, empathy, and basic counselling techniques. They explore key theories including person-cantered, cognitive-behavioural, and psychodynamic approaches. Through interactive sessions, participants gain insight into the role of a counsellor and ethical considerations in counselling practice. Practical exercises enhance communication skills and self-awareness, preparing students for further study or entry-level roles in counselling settings. By the course's conclusion, students emerge equipped with a solid understanding of counselling principles and ready to embark on their journey in the field.

Course description

Introduction to Counselling is an immersive 18-hour course designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the field of counselling. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical exercises, students will gain a foundational understanding of the principles and techniques used in counselling practice.

The course begins by introducing students to the history and evolution of counselling. Participants will examine the core concepts and principles underlying each approach, gaining insight into how they inform the counselling process.

Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on developing essential counselling skills, including active listening, empathy, and rapport-building.

Ethical considerations and professional boundaries in counselling are also explored, ensuring that students understand the importance of ethical practice and confidentiality in the counselling relationship.

By the end of the course, participants will have acquired a solid foundation in counselling theory and practice, as well as the confidence and skills necessary to pursue further training or employment in the field of counselling. Whether students are exploring counselling as a potential career path or seeking to enhance their interpersonal skills, Introduction to Counselling offers a valuable introduction to this rewarding and dynamic profession.

What financial support is available?

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What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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