What is the course about?
The course will develop a range of counselling skills, consistent with the core conditions of the Person-centred; interaction with other students in a personal development group. Please note this course is exempt from our standard refund policy.
What will we cover?
Skills, attitudes and personal qualities relating to the Person-centred and Gelsalt approach
Ethical and good practice issues
Awareness of diversity & difference
Giving & receiving constructive feedback in skills practice sessions
Personal development; ability to reflect on self and interactions with others.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Feel more confident in using listening and a range of other counselling skills
Describe some boundaries and ethical issues in counselling
Identify some ways in which cultural differences may affect the counselling relationship
Reflect on the self and on interactions with others.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The level is post-beginner. Students are asked to come willing to:
a) Draw on their own experience
b) Be open to those of other students.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The emphasis is on learning through experience. There will be skills practice and large group experience. You will be asked to keep a journal as a way of reflecting on yourself and your learning throughout the course. Towards the end of the course you will be asked to produce a brief self-assessment which summarises your learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Frankland, A & Sanders, P (2003) 'Next Steps in Counselling', Ross-on-Wye, PCCS Books
Tolan, J (2003) 'Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy', London, Sage.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3).
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details