Introduction to counselling online course

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21st July - 11th August 2022, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Open to all
£285 plus booking fee

Online Introduction to Counselling | delivered over Zoom

This is not just for those looking to pursue a career in counselling. Learning counselling skills is beneficial to any area of life whether for personal development or as a vocation. The introduction to counselling course is open to anyone and the skills acquired throughout the course are transferable.

Our four-week (12 hourr) course provides a good grounding in key topics in counselling, including:

  • its cultural and historical origins
  • different theoretical orientations
  • the vital role of the counselling relationship

You will receive the tools to understand and effectively listen to those around us. These useful competencies of active listening are not just for anyone wanting to become a counsellor, but for managers, team workers as well as parents and carers who require powerful yet underestimated communication tools when being responsible for others.

While the course is primarily theoretical, it also develops some awareness of the basic skills in counselling practice and will involve some roleplay exercises in Zoom break out rooms. It is therefore important for all attendees to join the sessions via video.

Course details

Cost: £285 plus booking fee. Early booking is advisable.

Course dates: Thursdays 21, 28 July, 4 and 11 August 2022

Session time: 6pm - 9pm (3 hours per session)

Attendance: All participants must attend the first seminar and subsequently maintain a 75% attendance rate in order to receive a certificate of attendance.

Entry criteria: Introduction to counselling is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in extending their knowledge and skills in counselling/listening skills.

N.B: It is not advisable to undertake this course with anybody too familiar i.e. family members, friends and coworkers. In your groups you will be encouraged to discuss and reflect on your life experiences, a topic could arise you may feel uncomfortable discussing in front of people you know.

Booking terms and conditions

By booking on to this course you are agreeing to all our terms and conditions.

The cost of the course is £285 plus booking fee, which is due in full before the course commences.

By booking onto the course you are agreeing that you will pay the full cost of the course. During the course should you withdraw for any reason, you are accepting that you or your employer will remain liable for the whole fee and shall settle any balance without delay. If you fail to settle all fees The Counselling Foundation may pursue legal proceedings against you to recover any outstanding debt.

No fees will be refunded for any cancellation made by the participant less than 2 weeks prior to the start of course. Cancellations must be made in writing to

Cancellation by the facilitator: If the facilitator is required to cancel one session during that cohort a replacement session will be offered. We are unable to offer any refund in this instance.

In the event of the facilitator cancelling the whole course due to adverse weather/illness/or unforeseen circumstances, the participant may choose to be booked onto the rearranged course, choose another Introduction to Counselling course or be refunded. 

Viable numbers: It is necessary to achieve a minimum attendance to make the course a viable and diverse learning experience. If the minimum attendance is not achieved, we reserve the right to cancel workshops; participants will be offered an alternative session or can have their fees fully refunded.

Respecting the group: By booking, you’re agreeing to the course terms and conditions and to respect others in your group, failure to do this may result in you being asked to leave. We are unable to offer any refund in this instance.

If you have any queries, please contact us prior to booking via email at or phone.

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Hosted by The Counselling Foundation

The Counselling Foundation is a provider of BACP accredited counselling and training services. We offer a breadth of predominantly psychodynamic courses with a wealth of clinical expertise. Each year we deliver over 30,000 counselling sessions through our charity and NHS work.


Hosted by The Counselling Foundation

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