Counselling: Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea, Rhyl
  • Course type:
  • Study Mode:
  • Level:
  • Programme Area:
    Health, Social Care and Childcare
    Specialist / Other
  • Course Length:

    15 weeks, 3 hours per week

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Course Description

You must be at least 19 years old at the time of the start of the course to study for this qualification.

This is an introductory course which is designed to introduce people to counselling and identify the skills required for development in their professional or personal role.

The objective of the course is to identify situations in professional practice which require the use of counselling skills such as empathic listening, and to appreciate attitudes, prejudices, values which may help or hinder the counselling relationship.

It will help you to:

  • develop an understanding of core counselling skills which includes active, empathic listening and effective responding;
  • become aware of the boundaries of your professional role e.g. tutor role in teaching and know when referral to another person/agency is desirable.

This course supports the guidance within the Welsh Government’s Thinking Positively: Emotional health and well-being strategy and raises awareness of emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Level 2 Units covered within this course include:

  • Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Ethics
  • Reflective Practice
  • Providing feedback
  • Emotional health and wellbeing (Promoting self care)

Entry Criteria

You must be at least 19 years old at the time of the start of the course to study for this qualification.


The course is delivered through:

  • Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Coursework
  • Practical activities
  • Workbook


This course is assessed via:

  • a learning journal
  • self assessment
  • peer appraisal
  • evaluation through discussion.


You could proceed onto a number of courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory

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