This course focuses on an understanding of counselling and developing practical skills. The importance of counselling for the wellbeing of individuals and society is being increasingly recognised. You will be introduced to the nature of counselling and learn and practice active listening skills such as reflecting, paraphrasing, summarising, and giving feedback.
This course is for students to gain practical counselling experience in triads (counsellor, client, observer) using the ten core counselling skills. It is not for beginners, to attend this course you need to have completed a 6-week intro to counselling course or have a Level 2 (or higher) counselling qualification, either with WEA or with another training organisation.
Each week will start with a check in and a focus, but the session will be mainly spent in triads, experiencing all 3 main roles, switching around after 15-30 minute sessions and will end with feedback and reflection. Sessions will include tutor observations.
This is a part 2 continuation course but also useful as a refresher, before progressing to the next level of counselling studies, sometimes essential as some colleges do not allow you to progress to the next level without enough practical experience. You are encouraged to keep a reflective journal throughout this course.
What financial support is available?
We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey.
Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.
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.