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Counselling Skills, Certificate

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This Counselling Skills course from Warnborough College introduces you to the kinds of  problems and issues that a person might face in overcoming stresses and limiting attitudes. Learn about the counsellor’s role and the counselling process, and gain basic practical counselling skills. 
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This Counselling Skills course from Warnborough College is recommended for parents, teachers and others who want to communicate in a more supportive, empathetic manner. 


  • Explain the processes involved in the training of counsellors in micro skills.
  • Demonstrate
  • the skills involved in commencing the counselling process and
  • evaluation of non-verbal responses and minimal responses.
  • Demonstrate reflection of content, feeling, both content and feeling, and its appropriateness to the counselling process.
  • Develop different questioning techniques and to understand risks involved with some types of questioning.
  • Show how to use various micro-skills including summarising, confrontation, and reframing.
  • Demonstrate self-destructive beliefs and show methods of challenging them, including normalising.
  • Explain
  • how counselling a client can improve their psychological well-being
  • through making choices, overcoming psychological blocks and
  • facilitating actions.
  • Demonstrate effective ways of terminating a counselling session and to explain ways of addressing dependency.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self-paced.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description
      • 1 Module – 100 Hours (you must complete all assignments and successfully complete one examination OR final project)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility

Programme Structure

The course is divided into eight lessons as follows:

  • Learning Specific Skills – Learning methods; the counselling role
  • Listening and Bonding – Meeting and greeting; helping the client relax; listening with intent
  • Reflection: Paraphrasing – Reflection of feeling; client responses to reflection of feelings; reflection of content and feeling
  • Questioning – Open and closed questions; other types of questions; goals of questioning
  • Interview Techniques – Summarising; confrontation; reframing
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising – Changing self-destructive beliefs; irrational beliefs; normalising
  • Finding Solutions – Making choices; facilitating actions; gestalt awareness; psychological blocks
  • Ending the Counselling – Terminating the session; closure; further meetings; dependency, confronting dependency.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    395 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 395 GBP for the full programme and a duration of .
  • EU/EEA

    395 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 395 GBP for the full programme and a duration of .
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