Introduction to Counselling and Counselling Skills Short Course

Introduction to Counselling and Counselling Skills Short Course

It will be of interest to those contemplating a career in counselling to those working in health care, social services, prisons, pastoral care, education, human resources, sales etc and to anyone interested in improving their interpersonal relationships.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: Part-time: 10 weeks

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston


Entry Requirements:

Student should be fluent in English

Course Content

This course will explore:

  • What is counselling?
  • The main theoretical approaches to counselling
  • Where counselling takes place and the professional network.

The course will also develop counselling skills based on the attitudinal qualities of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. These skills will include active listening, accurate reflection of content and feeling paraphrasing and summarising. In the development of skills there will be an emphasis on self-awareness and self-reflection.

The course comprises 10 two-hour sessions of which students must complete a minimum of 80% attendance. Sessions are normally in the evening. A further one or two hours per week should be set aside for reading, writing a journal and assignments.

Learning Environment & Assessment

Experiential Learning using Kolb's model will be the main method used, with small and large group exercises, designed to enable students to develop self awareness and reflection. Students will be expected to share their own experiences and assist in the learning process for others. Skills work will be developed using triads and feedback from both tutor and peer.

Graduate Careers

The most common option is counselling/psychotherapy. However most use this course as a means of progression within their existing career.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

For further information and to book a place onto the Introduction to Counselling and Counselling Skills short course, please email or telephone +44 1772 893836.

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839