This course is ideal for anyone who wants to start in counselling or to develop their personal and communication skills in the caring industry.
Students will cover three units: An Appreciation of the Basics of Counselling, The Professional Context and Relationship, Introduction to the Skills Used as a Counsellor, and An Introduction to Personal Development.
This course is assessed through the writing of a journal each week (approximately 500 words) and three 1,500 word assignments (one for each unit taken).
Students can progress on to the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
There are no basic qualifications for entry, but all of our courses require an interview to ensure that you understand the nature of the course and are enrolled at the right level. People who have been addicted to alcohol or other substances or addictive activities should be clean for at least three years before commencing the course. Similarly, people who have had serious mental health issues and/or suicidal intentions should have been free of this distress for at least three years before commencing this training.
Please note you must be at least 19 years of age before you start this course. There are no concessions and you will need to pay the full amount when you enrol. You are advised to purchase First Steps in Counselling by Peter Sanders as it is a core text. You will also be required to pay fees for registration, which will be discussed at interview.