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Counselling Skills Level 2

Concessionary Fee: £0.00
Course Level

Level 2

Start Date

Tue 5 Oct 2021


30 weeks

Concessionary Fee: £0.00

Course content

  • 1. To introduce learners to core counselling skills and application to everyday life situations and relationships
  • 2. To explore psychological approaches that form the base of counselling skills.
  • 3. To increase self-awareness and support personal development
  • 4. To explore counselling skills in relation to diversity and ethical responsibilities
  • 5. To complete a counselling interaction, inclusive of contracting, skills practice and appropriate endings.


To introduce learners to Psychotherapy theory that underpins counselling skills, with considerations to ethics, personal development and administrative responsibilities.

Course content:

· Core Skills: Learners will be taught a range of core counselling skills that are utilised in helping relationships.

· Learners will be given the opportunity to practice skills in a safe and ethical virtual environment.

· Introduction to theoretical base: Learners will be taught key elements of psychological theories: Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Cognitive behavioural therapy.

· Diversity & Ethics: Learners will explore and begin to utilise a professional ethical framework, understanding its relevance to practice.

· Learners will explore issues involved in working with diversity, inclusive of anti-discriminatory practice.

Personal development: Learners will be encouraged to examine and develop an in-depth understanding of their own qualities, value systems and support needs within professional helping roles.


  • No formal qualification or prior learning requirement is necessary. An interest in developing skills to support others either at work or in a personal capacity is desired.

    If you do not complete the Introduction to Counselling course, you will need to complete a short Initial Assessment prior to joining the course, as a reasonable standard of written and spoken english is required.

What do I need to do this course?

Access to the internet and use of a Tablet or Laptop Notepad and pen to take notes.

Learners will be expected to keep a personal journal and to read/complete exercises (approx. 2 hours a week).

Teaching Methods

  • Discovery learning through online group discussion, peer learning, tutor input, practice sessions and individual reflective practice.

    How is your progress checked?

    Tutor and peer observation, portfolio, practical work, written assignments, recording of practice sessions..

    What can I do after this course?

    This course would support applications to work in caring roles, other courses involving work with people.

    Level 3 course in counselling or related subject.

Concessionary Fee: £0.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Aimee Froud
  • Time: 1800-2100
  • Provision: LCC
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: £300.00
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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