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Counselling – Introduction

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Select Enrolment Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
Available for enrolment UXPKAF06 Tue 28 Feb 2023 4 Weeks 18:00 - 21:00 Aireville Campus £ *
Call 01756 693 309 UXPKAF07 Tue 6 Jun 2023 4 Weeks 18:00 - 21:00 Aireville Campus £ *
* You may be eligible for fee remission on this course, if you are, you will need to send us your evidence after enrolling.

This course is ideal to begin to learn about the four key areas of counselling:  listening skills, theory, equality and diversity and personal discovery, before you progress onto a more intensive Counselling course.

‘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 four weeks, 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 introduce you to learning materials 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 and 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 £18,525 (£21,255 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations). Call 01756 693 309 for further information.

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