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Overview of course
The aim of this course is to enable students to practise some key counselling and listening skills and to begin to develop the ability to reflect on their own experience. Students will study some of the key theories and ideas which underpin counselling thus preparing students for further progression onto the Integrative Counselling Access course.
What will I learn?
The course is very interactive and experiential learning (using personal experience to learn from) is a large part of the sessions. The course will give an introduction to the three main aspects of counselling training i.e. skills practice, theoretical understanding and personal development. Group discussions and counselling practise will be interspersed with theoretical input by the tutor and reinforced by some modest homework assignments of reading and the keeping of a reflective journal. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own experience in a collaborative and supportive environment and to consider their own motivations and interests in the area of counselling. You can expect support, encouragement, challenge and exploration. As a result of the course you should be able to identify and name the key approaches/theories behind counselling including the core conditions of person centred counselling. You will also be able to practise basic counselling and listening skills and relate these skills to your own personal and professional life. Students will be able to determine what further steps they may wish to take to gain further education and development including progression to the Integrative Counselling Access course.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for those who have an interest in Counselling or would like an introduction into the subject before studying at a higher level.
Will I have to provide anything?
A book list will be given out on the first night. Please also bring a notebook and pens.
Access to the main college car park is via Beeton's Way (IP33 3TT). At your first session please go to Main Reception in The Gateway where you will be met by the tutor or directed to your classroom.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Please enrol online using the link or call West Suffolk College in Bury on either 01284 716342 or 01284 716297
Days & times
Thursday 18:00 - 20:30