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Counselling Introduction

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquirePlease Enquire NA00214A/1 Tue 3 Sep 2024 4 Weeks 18:00 - 21:00
Aireville Campus £ 78*
EnquirePlease Enquire NA00214A/2 Tue 19 Nov 2024 4 Weeks 18:00 - 21:00
Aireville Campus £ 78*

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

Before you make a commitment to a more intensive course, come and explore the four key areas listening skills, theory, equality and diversity and personal discovery.  

‘Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.’ (Margaret Wheatley)

Over the short course you will be able to journey through some of the basic skills, where the core concepts originate, the practice and the self-development that runs through all counselling skills and counselling training. Your tutor will bring in a variety of text books that may be of interest to you if you are wanting to progress to Counselling Skills Level 2 or 3.

  • Explore The Basics of Good Listening
  • Get A Flavour of the Origins of Counselling
  • Participate in Creative Activities to Explore Self
  • What is Involved in Undertaking Counselling Skills Level 2 & 3
  • How to Progress from Level 3 to Counselling Training

This course does not qualify you to use counselling skills or provide therapeutic counselling for others.


  • Please bring pen and paper
  • Other materials will be provided

Further Study

  • Counselling Skills Level 2 
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).

Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email

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