- The Certificate is designed to give a thorough understanding of the basic counselling skills, as well as opportunity to practice and develop these skills with peers.
- These skills will then form the basis of improving relational skills in many situations – with friends, family and colleagues.
- The course also gives insight into counselling as a career, and forms the entry requirement for our 2 year Diploma course, though the skills being developed here are useful in more general settings too.
- We examine and enhance skills such as demonstrating empathy, active listening, reading non-verbal communication and body language, asking open questions and being reflective.
Who is this course for?
- This course is designed to help individuals develop basic counselling skills and competency. It is open to anyone who would like to enhance their active listening, capacity for empathy and understanding of others, relational skills, understanding basic human motivation and communication patterns.
- The course may be of interest to anyone who works with people, particularly in occupations where relationships may be difficult or present particular challenges. It is also a requirement for those who wish to progress on to the Psychodynamic Counselling Diploma.
There are no official entry requirements.
Attendance and Duration
Students can choose to study either 1 evening per week for 5 weeks (usually Monday evening) 6.30-9.30 or an intensive 3 day weekend course which is run 10:00-5pm Friday – Sunday.
Location: 12 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP
This includes refreshments and a certificate on completion.
- The next evening course will be held on Monday evenings from 6th November – 4th December 2017. Register your interest here.
- The next weekend course will be held on Friday 26th/Saturday 27th/Sunday 28th January 2018. Register your interest here.
The course is run by qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, and is accredited by APPCIOS, a Member Institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council.