Course overviewThe introductory course aims to provide you with the basic counselling skills and underpinning knowledge required to progress on to higher level Counselling qualifications. You will look at the main approaches to counselling, including the Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic theories. Topics will include, key theoretical issues informing counselling, main approaches to counselling, historical background and development of counselling, as well as roles of theory in understanding the process of counselling and apply one counselling model.
What else do I need to know?Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
How is it assessed?
Throughout the course you will build up a portfolio of evidence to confirm your understanding of the key counselling topics, including written assignments and a personal journal. Your tutor will provide you with ongoing support and constructive feedback for each assignment you submit.
What financial support is on offer?
Courses with a duration over 12 weeks and costing in excess of £150 (including exam fees) can be paid for in instalments over the duration of the course or one year (whichever is shorter). While the College can not guarantee this arrangement in every case, we will do our best to accommodate requests to pay by instalments. In order to pay by instalments you must come into the college, we cannot take payment online.
What can I do next?
Once you have completed the Counselling Skills and Concepts Course, you will be able to apply to your local university to enrol on the Certificate in Counselling.