Short Course Introduction to Counselling

  • On Campus
  • 4 days
  • GBP300 Module (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Middlesex University Summer School | London, United Kingdom
This four-day course, taught by experts from the Middlesex University Counselling Service, explores the foundation theories and crucial skills involved in counselling.

Description of Introduction to Counselling


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 July  2016 16 July
Duration full-time 4 days
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible
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: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Introduction to Counselling

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 for Introduction to Counselling

No work experience is required.

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United Kingdom Middlesex University London is a large, dynamic forward thinking university, committed to delivering great higher education. Now in its nineteenth year, our well established summer school offers a wide range of university level short courses during July and August. Our summer school is fully integrated and students come from around the world to study alongside students from Middlesex and other UK universities.

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