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Many people find it helpful and empowering to seek the support of counselling at some point in their lives. People in any situation could benefit from counselling, and those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve their personal wellbeing.
This course is made up of 4 units, there is one practical element to this course. A simulated counselling session to be recorded and uploaded to your online learning platform.
Unit 1: Using counselling skills
Learn to identify core counselling skills alongside understanding how these are practised in a counselling relationship. Gain an understanding of how to establish an effective working relationship and will consider the boundaries which need to be respected in this sensitive role.
Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories
This unit will introduce key elements of the main theoretical approaches in counselling, psychodynamics, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. There are key practical differences between these theories and you will hone your skills in understanding the significant importance of counselling theory.
Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
This unit covers the concepts of diversity and ethics. Gain an understanding of anti-discriminatory practice, discover the key aspects of an ethical framework, and discover ways to address diversity in counselling skills practice.
Unit 4: Counselling skills and personal development
This unit encourages development of self-understanding, identifying values and beliefs and the ability to reflect on personal qualities and skills.
There are no specific entry requirements for the course. However, you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a level 1 qualification in a related subject.
In order to complete this distance learning course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:
This course does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor. Still, it is suitable for those who wish to increase their understanding of counselling skills and techniques to appropriately engage in helpful interaction. This is an excellent introduction to potentially completing the education pathway for a counselling career.
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Tel: 01256 354141