Adult Education Counselling skills
Adult Education

Introduction to Counselling

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Introduction to Counselling

The Introduction to Counselling course is an introductory course aimed at those who want to begin the process of improving their communication skills in their personal or working lives.

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    About the course

    The Introduction to Counselling course offers an insight into the nature of counselling activity for those considering entry into professional counselling training, which is offered at the College. This course is not designed as a counselling training in its own right but participants will increase their self-awareness and develop their ability as effective listeners through active participation and regular attendance. There is no formal assessment.

    This is a very practical course, providing an ideal opportunity to practise and enhance your listening skills and to develop your ability to understand and empathise with others more effectively and appropriately. It will also give you an opportunity to make connections between some basic theory, the use of some counselling skills and your own experiences through discussion, small group exercises, self-reflection and counselling skills practice.

    For students wishing to continue with their training, the College offers an opportunity to progress onto the Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory course. 

    More information about Adult Education courses

    To book a course, you will need to register online by clicking on the course and day you would like to attend. Please see the course information below the heading ‘Enrol now for the available days’.

    If no days are available

    If there are no places available, you can register your interest and we will notify you once the course is live in a future term.


    Payment is made in full at the time of booking.

    If you are booking a Level 3 or 4 Counselling course, you will be able to pay for this using a Direct Debit, which you will set up before the course starts in September. Please check the relevant course pages for details.

    Booking on behalf of someone else

    Please register using the student’s correct details including medical conditions, learning support needs and disabilities.