This FREE on-line qualification will help develop knowledge and skills around counselling by looking at counselling theories, key elements of the main theoretical approaches and will help develop self-understanding and reflect on values and beliefs. Successfully completing this qualification will help enable providing support and help to others.
An appropriate witness needs to be available to complete a witness statement as part of the Unit 4 assessment. Either a film demonstrating particular skills, or an appropriate witness will be needed to complete a witness statement as part of the Unit 4 assessment.
*The witness must hold a qualification in counselling skills and we may contact the witness to validate their qualifications and experience.
Unit 1: Using counselling skills
Learn to identify core counselling skills alongside understanding how these are practised in a counselling relationship. Gain an understanding of how to establish an effective working relationship and will consider the boundaries which need to be respected in this sensitive role.
Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories
This unit will introduce key elements of the main theoretical approaches in counselling, psychodynamics, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. There are key practical differences between these theories and you will hone your skills in understanding the significant importance of counselling theory.
Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
This unit covers the concepts of diversity and ethics. Gain an understanding of anti-discriminatory practice, discover the key aspects of an ethical framework, and discover ways to address diversity in counselling skills practice.
Unit 4: Counselling skills and personal development
This unit encourages development of self-understanding, identifying values and beliefs and the ability to reflect on personal qualities and skills.
Approximate Course Duration – 8 -12 weeks (based on an average of 10-15 hours of self study per week)
This qualification can be completed on either a desk top or mobile phone. There are no specific software requirements needed apart from a stable internet connection. On successful completion you will receive an E-certificate.
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