10 weeks x 2.5 hours
This course format is under review with more details to be announced in early 2022.
Counselling skills can help you gain insight into how to interact effectively with others.
On this course you will learn the basic counselling skills, such as how to accurately reflect back what the person is saying, summarising and asking open-ended questions. This involves using what are sometimes called the 'core' conditions. These conditions involve being genuine in our interactions with others and expressing empathy and unconditional positive regard.
You will begin to develop the ability to be with the person without introducing your own agenda, to accept on their terms what they are saying, and at the same time to be genuine in the person you are.
Course sessions will cover:
- Creating and maintaining a working contract
- What counselling is and is not
- Relating counselling skills to our daily lives
- Ethics and values
- The Therapeutic Relationship
- Boundaries and containment
- Philosophy of Humanistic Practice
- Core Conditions Acceptance, Empathy & Genuineness
- Effective Listening
- Non-verbal communication
- Using questions
- Difference and diversity
- Developing own counselling skills
Those considering the BA Counselling degree programme or the MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling - The Insights into Counselling course is a pre-requisite. The course would also appeal to those with a general interest in understanding counselling.
This course runs several times a year in response to demand. If you cannot see a date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.
This course is likely to be delivered via our online learning platform, Brightspace. You will need access to a laptop or pc, webcam/microphone.
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