Counselling SkillsCertificate • Level 2
About the course
If you’re interested in a career in counselling that is as rewarding as it is insightful, counselling skills is a fantastic place to begin your journey. On this short intensive course you will cover the basics of counselling theory, how to establish boundaries, identify the core person-centred conditions and learn practical counselling skills. Through the course you will get to refine the counselling skills, such as reflecting and paraphrasing, and body language through interactive roleplays. Additionally, you will begin to consider the influence of the key theories of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
This is an excellent course where the skills can be applied in a wide range of professions and occupations, including teaching, social work, nursing, childcare and HR work. Through weekly tasks and self-reflection you will quickly develop the necessary skills to be able to apply them in any of these roles.
To undertake this training, delegates will need a good standard of English and Maths and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the counselling professions.
All units are assessed through a portfolio of collected work. This should include example assignments and reflections
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to an Access to Higher Education Diploma or to Foundation Entry Degree course. When you have completed your studies you may be able to progress to a chosen Degree programme. Careers that this course may lead to include counselling professions.