An Introduction to Counselling Skills

Ref: C3128960

Together we will explore what it means to work as a Counsellor. We will also view the role from the perspective of someone who seeks counselling. On this course you can participate in the practical techniques taught: active listening, increasing self-awareness and reflection skills. These are useful whether you are interested in this field of work, or as a support for everyday life. This is part 1 of 2 six week courses where we will explore the world of counselling and what it means to different people. Join Sarah in this supportive and encouraging group.

Course aim

An understanding of what counselling is for those people involved in the process and how to improve your listening skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the role of a Counsellor.
  • List 2 key points that demonstrate the importance of listening.
  • Describe the difference between empathy and sympathy.
  • Name at least 2 benefits that flow from self-awareness and reflection.
  • Access Canvas materials for this course.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Online resources will be supplied. A note book and pen would be helpful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

An Introduction to Counselling Skills


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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