If you have no previous experience of counselling, then this course will give you a good foundation for further work and study. The course is mainly skills based and you'll learn a range of counselling interventions and skills that will prepare you for future counselling training or can be transferred to other areas of work.
As well as improving your communication skills, you'll learn about the three main psychological theories that underpin counselling practice psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive. You will also cover key issues in counselling like confidentiality, boundaries and non-verbal communication.
You do not need any experience of counselling as this course will give you the introduction you need.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
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All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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