An Introduction to Counselling: 2 training options


Option 1:

Option 2:


12 hours over 5 weeks

£60 – Self study at your own pace.  Start today by clicking on the link

No in-person courses are planned for this year

See handbook emailed prior to course

Length:  12 hours over 5 weeks

Option 1:  £60 – S
elf study at your own pace.  Start today by clicking on the link

Option 2:  No in-person courses are planned for this year

See handbook emailed prior to course

Have you been thinking about changing your career?  And thought about trying counselling?  Or maybe you want to find out more about listening skills and the psychological theories involved in counselling.  If so, then this taster course is for you.

In this course, you’ll find out more about:-

  • What counselling is and isn’t
  • How it differs from other helping roles
  • The core listening skills a counsellor uses
  • The 3 main psychological theories: person-centred, psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • Self-awareness and it’s importance in counselling

At the end of this course you will be in a better position to decide whether you’d like to progress into counselling training or not.  The next step would be joining the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.  Find out more about this course here.

Please click on the link below to sign up for this course

Study at your own pace in your own time

2 Study Options:-

Self-study is via our online portal where you can take your time to work through the modules so learning at your own pace.  Self-study learning is ideal for dipping your toe in to see if counselling training might be for you.  From here in-person training will then be necessary to progress through to become a counsellor.  It includes video lectures, exercises, demo’s and ‘conversations with…’ to give you an all-round learning experience.

Face to face is ideal if you’d like to get a full experience of what counselling training can offer you.  It involves theory lectures, discussions, small group exercises and skills practice sessions. 

What our students say

“this is an excellent intro. course providing everything you need to know, in a nutshell, about counselling and counselling training.  I highly recommend it.”  Karen

“the self-study course enabled me to fit in the study around my other commitments.  I loved the different learning styles and can’t wait to progress onto Level 2”  Tom

“what’s great about the self-study course is that we can keep the materials and I know it’ll come in handy  as I progress onto Level 2.  This short course surpassed my expectations and was worth every penny”  Dave

“I really enjoyed the self-study course and being part of the facebook group meant I could ask the tutor questions.  Kate is really experienced and I felt I could ask anything.”  Jenny

“the face-to-face introductory course was such a great learning experience.  The tutor was really approachable  and I enjoyed the discussions on various topics.  Practicing skills has also given me the confidence to listen more effectively in my relationships”  Carole

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