Counselling Skills - Level 1

Counselling courses at Portslade Adult Learning

Course members will explore the use of interpersonal skills in the helping relationship, including the importance of empathy and respect. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills will also be developed, as well as an understanding of boundaries and confidentiality.

START DATE AND TIME:
Thu, 28th February 2019
13.00-16.00
DURATION:
15 Weeks
Code:
FE029
Full fee:
£174
Concessionary fee:*
£10

Address

TBC

Course members will explore the use of interpersonal skills in the helping relationship, including the importance of empathy and respect. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills will also be developed, as well as an understanding of boundaries and confidentiality.

COURSE CONTENT

  • What is the helping relationship?
  • Use of empathy and respect in interpersonal skills.
  • Questioning and feedback.
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • How values and beliefs impact the helping relationship.
  • Boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Assessment of own strengths and areas for development.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To increase self-awareness and support personal development.
  • To raise awareness of the importance of interpersonal skills in enhancing relationships.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Tutor input; group practical work; group discussion; individual reflection.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Interest in developing own skills to support others.
  • Interest in gaining an introductory insight into counselling roles.
  • No prior experience or qualifications required.
  • Minimum 19 years of age.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

  • A portfolio of evidence will be produced.
  • 85% attendance required.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

A small amount of additional work will be required between sessions.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Pen and paper.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

  • This course would support applications to work in caring roles or could enhance existing roles in this sector.
  • Other social science or vocational courses in working with people eg. Customer Service, Deaf Awareness, Adult Social Care, Working with Children, Nutrition and Health, Team Leading, Psychology, Sociology.
  • A Level 2 course in Counselling or related subject.

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