Introduction to counselling concepts
This introduction course is accredited by ABC awards and has 30 hours course contact. It is held one evening per week for 10 weeks, from 6-9pm.
Each of the 10 weeks has a particular theme and will include skills practice as well as looking at different ideas behind the theme of the week. The course covers the following topics:
- What is counselling?
- Where do ideas in counselling come from?
- The importance of self-development in counselling.
- The helping relationship.
- Ethics and counselling.
- Endings in counselling.
- Support and supervision in counselling.
- What to do when you reach your limits; exploring referrals.
- What comes next?
How will I be assessed?
Assessment for the course is continuous. Each week you will be asked to complete a short written piece on your learning from the session, called the learning review which addresses assessment criteria whilst at the same time demonstrating the learning you have taken from the session.
Sanders P (2002) First Steps in Counselling. A students' companion for basic introductory courses. PCCS Books
Evans G (2007) Counselling Skills for Dummies. John Wiley. U.K.
About the host
Independent counselling training is a centre that specialises in counselling training. We offer a range of courses from level two to level six. The centre is run by Lorna Marchant who has been involved in counsellor education in numerous ways for 20 years.
Visit www.independentcounsellingtraining.org for more information about all our courses.