This course is suitable for candidates who have some experience in listening to others and would like to expand on their skills and knowledge. If you have been told you are a good listener or would make a good counsellor, this course will give you an overview of how to put your skills into practice safely.
You will learn in more detail how to
Use counselling skills ethically and safely
Establish and sustain the boundaries of the helping role
Work empathically as a helper
Focus on the helpee's needs and concerns
Use self awareness in helping work
Use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction
Use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills
Additional entry requirements
You do not need a formal prior qualification, although you may have taken the introduction course which will give you a head start in building your portfolio. Entry by application form - this helps us to make sure this is the right course for you and to plan for your learning.