Do you have a little knowledge about counselling practices and want to develop a greater awareness, whether that be for professional or personal purposes?
Perhaps you have a career within an advisory role and would like to learn how to train in counselling?
If so, this introductory course will help you begin to understand those basic counselling skills, all within a safe and constructive learning environment.
You need to be aged 19+. There are no formal entry requirements - you should just have a genuine interest in finding out what counselling is all about.
- Introductions and icebreaker
- Understanding and accepting difference and diversity
- Group contract and boundaries
- What is and isn’t counselling
- Journal writing
- Contracts and confidentiality
- More on what counselling is
- Ethics in counselling
- What happens in a counselling session?
- The beginning, middle and ending
- Person-centred counselling and core conditions
- Effective listening and responding skills
- Open and closed questions
- The importance of feedback
- Preparing for the end
- Non-verbal communication and other useful skills to explore
- Review of the programme
- What have you learnt?
- Bringing everything together
- Next steps and further reading
You will get the opportunity to complete a personal journal documenting your progress and development of self-awareness.
You just need pen and paper or a laptop.
To be announced.