CPCAB introduction to counselling skills
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction for those who want to learn initial counselling skills to help and support others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity.
It will not teach you to be a counsellor but it may help to develop skills as a helper and assist in deciding whether you wish to proceed onto further courses and train as a counsellor.
This is a 10-week course (three hours a week on one evening).
A large part of the course is experiential learning and observation and involves a commitment to personal development/developing self-awareness.
The course contains the following units:
1. Using basic counselling skills within the limits of a helping role.
2. Establishing a helping interaction.
3. Communicating an understanding of other person’s concerns.
4. Focusing on the person’s agenda.
5. Understanding the importance of self-awareness in helping work.
6. Using different types of listening and responding skills in a helping interaction.
7. Using review and feedback to evaluate helping skills.
This is a stand-alone introductory course but progression is available on to the CPCAB level 2 certificate in counselling skills.
About Kelly Porch
Registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Manage counselling service at Moulton College and run a private practice.
Taught CPCAB level 2 counselling skills at Bedford College.