Our popular Introduction to Counselling courses running throughout the year are open to anyone interested in obtaining and learning how to use counselling skills in any area of life whether personal or professional. It would benefit those working in private or public health, nursing, caring, counselling, mental health, teaching, mentoring, guidance, customer services, human resources, management, or pastoral areas.
This is a 12 hour introductory course (over either 4 or 6 weeks), providing an accessible and interesting insight to the theory and practice of counselling. While the course is primarily theoretical, it also develops some awareness of the basic skills in counselling practice.
It is ideal for those looking to gain self awareness, considering a change of career to counselling or working in a role where skills for active listening and dealing effectively and in a helpful manner with difficult or distressed people are required. It can also help parents and carers acquire powerful yet underestimated tools needed when being responsible for others.
You will get a good grounding in key topics in counselling, including its cultural and historical origins, different theoretical orientations and the vital role of the counselling relationship.
The course provides an introduction and can be followed by the Foundation Certificate which starts in September 2017. It is not necessary to do the Introduction course prior to the Foundation Certificate but recommended.
Please see the PDF below for further information on the course. Early booking is advisable. If you wish for your employer to pay for you to attend this course, please call us and we will register you on to the course and send them an invoice for the full amount.
“A really interesting, insightful and enjoyable course, thank you!”.
“I have really enjoyed the short course, I am so impressed with the standard of teaching”.
Cost: £225 (Eventbrite booking fees apply)
We are currently booking in our 2017 programme which will include various dates and times in:
- Welwyn Garden City
To register interest for these locations please fill out the form below and let us know which area you would like to attend.
Join our next free Open Day on in either St Albans on 24th June 2017 or in Bedford on 10th June 2017
The open day provides a great opportunity to speak to our course tutors about the courses we offer, understand the route it takes to become an accredited counsellor, and ask any questions you may have for the Training Team.
Available to Register soon
Or to speak to us with any questions you may have, please fill in the below form or contact The Training Centre team on 01727 86 85 85 (option 3).