The Foundation Counselling Skills course is an accredited Level 7 (Postgraduate) short course with 30 credits. You can study it flexibly as stand-alone short course without credit, with credit, or use it as a building block for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Humanitarian Intervention course.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Range of counselling theories and integration
- Research evidence - effectiveness in therapy and the ‘common factors’ research
- Helping relationships
a. Developing a collaborative alliance
b. Relationship qualities - empathy, acceptance and genuineness
4. Core counselling skills
d. Probing and challenging
5. Moving Forward - Developing goals and plans
You will develop and expand your self-awareness, self-reflection and counselling skills during skills practice where you will receive and give constructive feedback and observations.