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Introduction to Counselling Skills

Start Date

Fri 22 Jan 2021


4 weeks


Course content

  • 1. Develop an understanding of different approaches and specialisms within counselling.
  • 2. Identify key concepts within Person-Centred and varied models of counselling.
  • 3. Research and discover academic pathways.
  • 4. Begin to consider ethical, legal and financial aspects within counselling work.
  • 5. Identify aspects of the therapeutic relationship and develop own listening skills.


An introductory course, with the aim to provide learners with an outline of counselling as a profession, with exploration of communication/listening skills and application to workplace/ everyday life situations.

Course content:

Week 1: An introduction to different approaches/ specialisms within counselling.

Week 2: Identify and explore the Person-Centred ethos, considering future academic pathways within.

Week 3: Begin to acknowledge professional ethics, legislative and administrative duty within counselling.

Week 4: Begin to explore vital elements of the helping relationship and explore the skills of professional listening.


  • None, an interest in developing your skills further.

    Ideal course for progression to the Level 2 Counselling course.

What do I need to do this course?

Acces to a tablet or laptop, and use Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions will be sent after enrolment and confirmation of the course.

Be able to commit to attend the weekly sessions.

Paper and pen to take notes.

Teaching Methods

  • Discovery learning through online session discussion, peer learning, independent research, information sheets, role play and question and answer techniques.

    How is your progress checked?

    Completion of worksheets/ set tasks and idea sharing in discussion sessions.

    Learners will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Record for you and your tutor to review progress.

    What can I do after this course?

    Pathway to the Level 2, NCFE Accredited Counselling course, two days per week starting in March.


Course details

  • Tutor: Aimee Froud
  • Time: 0930-1200
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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