Counselling: Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills

Key Details

  • Available at
    Bangor, Rhyl, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
    2
  • Study Mode
    Part-time
  • Programme Area
    Health, Social Care and Childcare, Specialist / Other, Counselling
  • Course Length

    15 weeks, 3 hours per week

  • Course Type
    Part-Time
  • Bilingual
    n/a

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)

Course Dates

Rhos-on-Sea

DateTimeDaysHoursWeeksCostCode
15/09/202118:00 Wednesday3.5015 £199HH4351A

Rhos-on-Sea

DateTimeDaysHoursWeeksCostCode
12/01/202218:00 Wednesday3.5015 £199HH4351B

Rhyl

DateTimeDaysHoursWeeksCostCode
16/09/202118:00 Tuesday3.5015 £199HH4351R

Entry Criteria

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

Delivery

The course is delivered through:

  • Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Coursework
  • Practical activities
  • Workbook

Assessment

This course is assessed via:

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

Progression

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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