Essential Skills in Counselling
Counselling is a growing profession, and for many counselling practitioners a course such as this is a first step to becoming a counsellor.
As well as providing you with an opportunity to increase your understanding of counselling, this course will also enable you to develop some important skills which you might be able to apply in your work context and in the wider aspect of your life.
The concepts and skills learnt during this course are potentially life changing, as they can help to enhance relationships and communication.
Although this is not a training course, and does not qualify you to practise as a counsellor, it is an important step in that direction, and is an opportunity to discover more about counselling as a profession, and most importantly to learn more about yourself
This course is offered completely online, with full tutor support.
This course is also eligible for ILA funding for residents in Scotland.
Topic 1: The Nature of Counselling
Understand the key boundaries of counselling as confidentiality, time, supervision, referral and competence, and ethics;
Know the key aims of counselling; and
Understand essential factors which define counselling as relationship, choice, awareness, self-help, and process.
Topic 2: Styles & Core Conditions of Counselling
Know that counselling styles range from to directive to non-directive;
Understand the Core Conditions of counselling as developed by Carl Rogers; and
Understand the Core Condition of Empathic Understanding and key challenges to this.
Topic 3: More About Core Conditions
Understand key ways in which Empathic Understanding is communicated;
Understand Acceptance as a Core Condition of counselling; and
Understand Congruence as a Core Condition of counselling
Optional written assessment.
Topic 4: Bringing It Together
Know three key stages of counselling;
Understand the development of the three stages in practice;
Know different theoretical approaches to counselling; and
Understand more about yourself.
Topic 5: Trying It Out
Demonstrate the essential skills for effective counselling.
Guide Price: £99