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This course for people who want to work in helping interactions or enhance their skills base for their current workplace, or for those with a view to pursuing further study as a Counsellor. It will help to develop self-awareness and provide knowledge and understanding of the necessary counselling skills leading to further theory and practice.
By the end of the course, learners will have gained the understanding of beginnings, middle stage and endings of a helping interaction. They will also learn how to apply a repertoire of skills and how to work with silence, have a basic knowledge of the models of counselling and develop confidence that their new found skills can be applied effectively.
This is a thirty week course designed for those who work during the day and are wanting to re-train at night. The course is longer than the 18 week day course to account for a shorter evening each week, i.e. 3 hours in the evening compared to the 5 hours in the day. The content of what each course is taught however, is the same.
On the course you will learn about a range of counselling
skills and how to safely and ethically use them. We adhere to the principles of
the BACP, and you will learn about these and how to apply them to your helping
work. You will learn about the different stages of a helping session and how to
manage these, sustaining healthy boundaries that keep you and your helpee safe.
By the end of the course, you will understand about empathy and how to focus on
keeping to your helpee’s agenda and how to use your awareness of your own
experiences and feelings to enhance this work rather than detract from it. This
course, and all the other counselling courses at BCOT, demand an ability to
look at your own process and reflect on what you bring to each interaction in
order to improve your practice.
There is no formal entry requirement but the following criteria should be considered before you sign up to this course
Ability to cope with course content
Ability to translate intra-personal experience into language
Ability to benefit from self-development
Be motivated towards developing as a helper
Identify reasons for training beyond just personal development
References (centre option)
Awareness of difference and diversity
Assignments will need to be typed so all learners should be IT literate.
A learning review (500-750 words) will need to be completed after each session.
Longer assignments on this course include an essay, a taped assessment, a group presentation and a summary self-review
All students will have the opportunity to discuss assessments with their tutor during scheduled tutorials.
Progression on to a Level 3 Counselling qualification.
You can enrol directly onto this course, please be sure that you have considered the entry recommendations as noted above. If you would like to enrol but are not sure you have the entry requirements, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.