You'll take part in experiential exercises and discussions, while examining the different pathways to counselling training so you can decide whether it's the right career for you.

You'll need to complete core recommended reading, which is listed in the course information pdf below.

Time and dates
  • Four days - 16, 17, 20 and 21 July 2015
  • 10am to 5pm Thursday, Friday and Monday, Tuesday

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 300 Module (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 300 Module (EEA)

Don't forget, if you submit your application and pay your full fee before 9 May 2014, you will receive an early payment discount of £60 for credit bearing courses and £30 for non credit bearing courses. The discount is per application, not per course.

Start date 16 July
Duration full-time 4 days
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Entry Level Highschool

Course Content

Day 1
Session 1
  • Introductions.
  • Basic listening and boundary setting.
Session 2
  • Listening skills.
  • Self awareness exercise.
  • Open group reflection
Day 2
Session 1
  • Non-verbal communication and empathy.
  • Responding skills.
Session 2
  • Difference and diversity in counselling practice
  • Self awareness exercise.
  • Open group reflection.
Day 3
  • Introduction to different counselling approaches
  • Person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural approaches
Session 2
  • Psychodynamic approach
  • Unconscious processes
  • Self awareness exercise.
  • Open group reflection.
Day 4
Session 1
  • Case study
  • Ethics and boundaries in counselling
Session 2
  • Comprehensive counselling skills practice using all skills
  • Next steps pathways to personal counselling and training
  • Open group reflection/self evaluation with review of course.


Kate Medlin/Simone Gold

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


All courses (except Spanish and French options) are taught in English and require TOEFL 550 (IELTS 6.0) or the equivalent if English is a second language.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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