Is Counselling Training For Me?

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 20 Conc £7 Full £71 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 1 MAC 16/05/2020 16/05/2020 HC3025

What will the course cover?

Learn the basic skills of counselling to increase your effectiveness at work or with friends and family. We cover: active listening; providing a counselling structure to build trust; show respect; handle feelings while helping people to understand themselves better; move through difficulties; think freshly and make appropriate changes; resolve problems. Use this course to see if you want to take further counselling training

Who is the course for?

Anyone who wants to explore basic counselling skills to help them decide whether they wish to go further with counselling training; and for those who want to use counselling skills informally with family or at work.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

This is an introductory course which builds on diverse life/family/work skills which participants bring to increase awareness. Good English is essential.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Participants can expect to be able to: 1. Understand what counselling is and the boundaries to counselling. 2. Use basic listening skills. 3. Show a wider understanding of equality and diversity and its relevance to counselling. 4. Understand particular aspects of counselling on bereavement and couples. 5. Be able to explain a basic framework of approaches and understand one approach in more depth. 6. Develop self-awareness about whether you want to go on to the next stage in counselling training.

How is the course organised?

The course is participative and includes - tutor input, role plays, discussions, group and paired work, case studies, demonstrations, hand-outs to reinforce learning.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Back up reading on topics participants want to explore further.

How will my progress be assessed?

Peer feedback on active listening skills. Tutor feedback - informally on developing awareness/skills during discussions.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Tutor will advise.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

All that is needed for this course is paper and a pen. A word-processor, or type-writer helps to organise written work – but these are not essential.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available from the Prospectus and from teaching or reception staff. Computers are available at our centres and the libraries for you to be able to use to present your work, use the internet, e-mail assignments to your tutor, etc