Introduction to Counselling Skills 10-week course

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Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy

25 April 2024 - 04 July 2024

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Price: £324.64

Location: online


Event details
Please note this is a 10 week online course and not a single event.
Tickets are for the whole 10-week course. The zoom link issued will be relevant for all sessions.
This course is delivered by an experienced tutor online in a virtual classroom where you will benefit from interactive sessions with your tutor and your fellow students.

Course Content
Some of the things the course will cover:
• What is counselling?
• Listening
• Active listening
• Getting the help you need
• Self-awareness
• Feelings
• Attachment
• Responding
• Paraphrasing
• Open questions
• Silence
• Boundaries
• Loss
• Change
• Endings

Key theorists explored:
• Freud
• Klein
• Winnicott
• Bowlby
• Jung
• Bion

Course Overview
This course is for people who want to improve their understanding of counselling skills and explore if further training is right for them.
It is a 20 hour course delivered in 2 hour sessions over 10 weeks.
The course is open to all adults aged 18 and over who have little or no prior knowledge or experience of counselling and want a taste of counselling concepts and methods.
This course covers a range of topics will introduce you to the skills required in counselling and the theory that underpins the psychodynamic way of working.

Course Dates
This is a 10 week online course taking place on Thursdays from 18:30 – 20:30

25/4/24, 2/5/24, 9/5/24, 16/5/24, 23/5/24
1 week break for half term
6/6/24, 13/6/24, 20/6/24, 27/6/24, 4/7/24

The course has a minimum 80% attendance requirement to receive a Certificate of Attendance. We understand absences are sometimes unavoidable but can be disruptive to the group.

About Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy was formed in 1983 to offer professional and affordable psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy.

We offer a number of training courses including:
• Introduction to Counselling Skills
• Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills and Attitudes
• Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
• Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
• Counselling Children and Young People
• CPD events

For more details please visit

Terms and Conditions
Your ticket is non-transferable.
Refunds of course fees will only be given in the following circumstances:
• If WCP cancels a course for any reason
• At the discretion of the Pre Clinical Course Lead
WCP does not refund course fees because a student/trainee decides to stop attending.

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