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Accredited - Level 3 Counselling Skills

The versatility of this course appeals to a wide range of potential learners. The target market includes those who are considering embarking on a professional diploma or foundation degree in counselling,   as an intended career change or as an additional skill to enhance their existing job role.

PURPOSE AND AIMS OF THE COURSE

The purpose of the unit is to help introduce different theories of counselling and further edhance initial counselling skills. We will also explore ethics and what it takes to be a counsellor in the real world, using case studies to help expand our learning.

LEARNER OUTCOMES

This training event will provide you with an opportunity to:

1. Understand the working therapeutic counselling relationship.

1.1. Justify the need for contracting.

1.2. Justify the need for establishing a safe therapeutic environment.

1.3. Explain the roles and responsibilities of the client and counsellor when setting up a professional relationship.

2. Understand the core conditions of the counselling relationship.

2.1. Explain the meaning of:      

(a). empathy,        

(b). congruence,       

(c). unconditional positive regard.

3. Understand the counselling relationship and the process of building trust.

3.1. Explain how to initiate, develop, maintain and end a counselling relationship.

3.2. Evaluate own ability to initiate, develop, maintain and end a counselling relationship.

4. Be able to use active listening skills within the counselling relationship.

4.1. Explain how internal and external barriers to communication can impinge upon listening skills.

4.2. Demonstrate the use of active listening skills in two different situations.

5. Be able to use feedback, reflection and supervision.

5.1. Demonstrate observational skills and give constructive feedback.

5.2. Evaluate the role of an observer based upon self-reflection and feedback.

5.3. Explain the purpose of clinical supervision.

6. Understand a current, recognised professional counselling code of ethics/framework.

6.1. Explain the reasons for legal safeguards in professional counselling practice in relation to the following:

relevant legislation and how this helps in the counselling relationship. 

(a) data protection,       

(b) equality of opportunity,       

(c) mental health.

6.2. Explain the reasons for an ethical code of practice/framework in relation to the following areas of counselling practice:   

(a) building an ethical counselling relationship,       

(b) ethical referral,      

(c) safety of self and clients.

7. Understand the ethical principles and moral qualities within a current, recognised ethical code of practice/framework for counselling.

7.1. Summarise the ethical principles and moral qualities within a current, recognised ethical code of practice/framework for counselling.

8. Understand the importance of self-awareness and development in the counselling relationship.

8.1. Explain how self-reflection leads to increased self-awareness.

8.2. Evaluate and reflect upon own emotional and cognitive responses to interactions within a group.

8.3. Evaluate own emotional and cognitive responses in relation to personal development.

9. Understand key theoretical approaches to counselling and the nature of the client-counsellor relationship in relation to these.

9.1. Compare the methods and techniques used in three theoretical approaches.

(b) values;
(c) perceptions.

As part of the course, you will be working towards self-awareness and have an opportunity to reflect on your personal and future development, helping you identify any potential need for support. It is good practice to understand yourself better in order to help others achieve more.

As part of the course, you will be working towards self-awareness and have an opportunity to reflect on your personal and future development, helping you identify any potential need for support. It is good practice to understand yourself better in order to help others achieve more.

Dates & Duration

JANUARY 2020 - MONDAY EVENINGS - 21 Weeks - from 6:30pm until 9:00pm

Start Date: 6th January 2020 -  End Date: 29th June 2020.

Please note there is a break for holidays on 17th February, 6th & 13th April, 4th & 25th May 2020.

Dates & Duration

552 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6HX - In our Low Fell rooms. 

Awarding Body & Unit Level

Our course is ran and governed by One Awards (part of the NOCN group). You will be awarded a fully accredited Level 3 in Counselling Skills certificate on successful completion of the course.

Price

£700 -Payments can be made in full or by means of a deposit then six installments.