Stage 1 of counsellor training

Your First Step into Counsellor Training

Duration: 12 weeks (4 hours per session inc. breaks)

Academic Level: This course has been written at level 2 (think GCSE 9-4 OR A* – C)

Group size: 8 – 12 (Subject to COVID restrictions)

Venue 1: Sandgate High Street (nr. Folkestone)

Tutor: Nick

What Is It & Who Is It For?

The introductory course has been designed for people interested in exploring a career in professional counselling. It is the first of three stages required for professional recognition. Other benefits include an enhanced CV and a set of transferable skills that you can apply to various other roles.

This short course is a gentle introduction to some of the foundational listening skills that professional counsellors use. You will develop an ability to in order to listen in an attentive and caring way and communicate your understanding effectively. We will also explore the context of counselling, distinguishing it from other listening activities and begin to learn about the incredibly rich and diverse cultures that exist within the world of counselling. Understanding the role of professional bodies in counselling and what it means to be a member of a PSA register are also subjects that we will cover.

As well as a look at skills and context, this course will also introduce the role of self-awareness in counselling by inviting students to consider their own intentions and how this influences our ability to listen fully. Some gentle self-awareness tasks are included, and we enjoy working with colour, lines and shape in a series of creative tasks… time to embrace that inner child!

On completion of all units, students will be issued with a Level 2 Certificate and will be entitled to apply for the Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory to take the training to the next level. Because the entire process has been designed in-house, the level 3 is a seamless continuation and represents the second stage of professional training starting in January 2022.


Fees & Dates

Next Intake:
September 2021

Running on a Saturday afternoon

Fees for this course are:  £285 per learner (Subject to annual review)

Payment options: There are no payment plans for this course. Payment is required in advance and is non-refundable.