Course overview

To explore the basics of counselling, the profession and how skills in counselling could support interactions in the workplace. This course is ideal for those looking to start a career in counselling and a step towards further/higher education or employment.

Course description

This course will mainly focus on using a variety of counselling skills, but will also provide some examples of the main theories that underpin these. It is a good start for anyone thinking of training as a counsellor, progression being to a Level 2 qualification after this course. It would be useful to anyone working in a job or volunteer role that deals with the general public.

Learning outcomes

List the ten main counselling skills, know what they mean and how they can be used

Use most of the ten main counselling skills in a practical way, either in class or outside of class, in the role of counsellor

Self-reflect on own life experiences and the impact of these on values and beliefs, in a practical way, either in class or outside of class, in the role of client

Discuss the origins and history of counselling.

Explain the key aspects of the 3 main counselling theories Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and CBT.

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.

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