Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists

Course Dates: 05/06/19 - 07/06/19
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Carolyn Cheasman, Samantha Simpson

Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.


What is the course about?

The course is based on Carl Rogers' person centered approach to counselling and will help you to develop your counselling skills for use within the speech and language therapy context.

What will we cover?

The following topics will be covered:
- Developing the therapeutic relationship
- Boundaries
- Hearing the story
- Ways of responding including paraphrasing, reflecting and questioning
- Confronting
- Intimacy and self disclosure
- Loss
- Practice counselling skills session.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

1. distinguish counselling skills from counselling
2. identify the core conditions
3. demonstrate unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathy
4. use paraphrasing, reflecting and questioning effectively.
5. practise a range of counselling skills and be more confident about using these within your work.
6. explain why self-awareness is important for therapists and how self-awareness can be developed
7. identify confronting skills
8. identify the stages of grief and bereavement and relate these to your client group.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary
Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.

It is most suitable for therapists who have done little or no previous counselling training.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be a large experiential component to the course as well as some theoretical input and practical sessions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs although you might choose to purchase books from the suggested reading list.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may choose to go on to do further counselling training either at the City Lit or elsewhere.

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


Sorry, this course is now full

Course Code: XS503

Full Wed-Fri, day, 05 Jun - 07 Jun '19

Duration: 3 sessions

Full fee: £369.00
Senior fee: £369.00
Concession: £369.00

Call us to check your level, see if you can still join the course or to discuss other suitable courses

020 7492 2578


Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.