This course is suitable for:
- People working in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors who would like to develop their counselling skills as part of their professional role
- Students who wish to be considered for counselling training and progression at degree/postgraduate level.
The course will be set within the context of real work situations, and will look at aspects of empathic listening, as well as the role of attitudes, prejudices and values which may help or hinder the use of counselling skills. The course focuses on the importance of establishing a therapeutic relationship.
You will have the opportunity to identify, use and evaluate a range of counselling skills. The unit encourages awareness of the boundaries of the professional role and when referral to another person/agency is desirable.