Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

You can develop your knowledge and skills related to counselling by exploring key elements of major counselling theories on this programme. Importantly, you will develop self-understanding and reflect on your own values and beliefs. Successfully completing this qualification will enable you to provide effective support to others.

Course structure

Unit 1: Using counselling skills

You will learn to identify core counselling skills and acquire an understanding of how these should be practised in a counselling relationship. You will also gain an understanding of how to establish an effective working relationship, and consider the boundaries that need to be respected in this sensitive role.

Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories

You will be introduced to the key elements of theoretical approaches related to counselling, psychodynamics, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills

You will cover the concepts of diversity and ethics, giving you an understanding of anti-discriminatory practice. You will also discover the key aspects of an ethical framework and explore ways to address diversity issues in practice.

Unit 4: Counselling skills and personal development

You will develop self-understanding, identifying your own values and beliefs, as well as your ability to reflect on your personal qualities and skills.

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