Overview of course
The aim of this course is to give students some basic understanding of what counselling is, and what counselling is not.
To introduce the importance of self-development, helping attitudes/skills and expansion of their emotional vocabulary.
To introduce how to effectively and actively listen.
How we look and feel about ourselves and others.
This short course will be real time learning and your tutor will offer instruction, assistance and advice throughout the course.
The course will be delivered using online tools appropriate to your course and once you are enrolled we will be in touch to give you your joining instructions. This workshop is intended to give you an introduction to the subject, we offer further, more in-depth courses and these will be available later in the year (subject to current government guidelines).
What will I learn?
- What counselling is and what counselling is not.
- Some different counselling approaches and other forms of help.
- Students will gain knowledge of the origins of counselling, and the evolution to present day.
- The importance of self-development, listening skills, language and communication, and how these skills link to and with counselling.
- Students will be encouraged to look at ethics, law and humanity with-in the counselling profession.
- Students will be encouraged to look at differences in beliefs, environments and backgrounds and how these differences can effect ourselves and others.
- How we see ourselves and others and how these can effect our reality, assumption and judgement.
- The students will gain knowledge of the educational building blocks and the progression route.
- Students will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to the Course Leader Rob Margetson (Introduction to Counselling and Access to Counselling.)
- Students will be signposted towards progressions routes.
- Students will be supported and encouraged to explore counselling and counselling practise.
Who is the course for?
For anyone who has an interest in counselling and wants to know more before enrolling on a more extensive course.
Will I have to provide anything?
Two books will be introduced on the first evening, these do not need to be purchased.
You may wish to have a note book and pens.
You can access the class from any computer, laptop or tablet as long as it is equipped with a camera and a microphone. Students can also access the course via smartphone although the small screen may be a slight disadvantage. Immediately before the class starts we will send you by email, an invitation to join the session, this will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Spaces will be limited so to avoid disappointment please register your interest as soon as possible.
Days & times
Monday 18:00 - 19:30