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Counselling - Beginners

Course ID 13NE0901CHC Mode Leisure Learning
Level Not Defined Duration 10 weeks
Cost £119 Start Date 24 April
Location West Suffolk College
Days Thursday
Times 18:30 - 21:00


The aim of this course is to study the core conditions and practise the basic skills of person centred counselling and the philosophy and theory underpinning them.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Suitable For

Those who have an interest in counselling.

Course Content

The course is very people-centred, and experiential learning (using personal experience to learn from) is a large part of the sessions. Group discussions and counselling practice will be interspersed with theoretical input by the tutor, and reinforced by modest homework assignments of reading and the keeping of a journal. Students are encouraged to evaluate their own learning and progress so they can indicate their future training, educational and personal needs. You can expect challenge, confrontation, support and encouragement. As a result of the course you should be able to: Identify and name the core conditions of person centred counselling. Practise basic counselling skills based on the core conditions. Identify those situations where counselling is and is not appropriate. In doing so, you will be able to determine other activities and processes that might be more suitable. Relate the course learning to your personal and professional development and determine what further steps you might take in relation to your further education and development.

Equipment Required

A book list will be given out on the first night. Notebook, pens.


Concessions are available if you are in receipt of a contribution based Job Seekers Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group. Please call 01284 716333 for more information.