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.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Part-time: 10 weeks
SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: September, February
Student should be fluent in English
This course will explore:
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.
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.
The most common option is counselling/psychotherapy. However most use this course as a means of progression within their existing career.
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.
For further information and to book a place onto the Introduction to Counselling and Counselling Skills short course, please email email@example.com or telephone +44 1772 893836.