Welcome to our counselling training organisation
We are an independent counselling training organisation within Hampshire, and we offer two forward-thinking courses in the Person Centred Approach, including a Certificate level counselling course in Eastleigh, and a Person Centred Counselling Diploma.
In line with the Person Centred Approach, we place an emphasis on developing self-awareness and building a sound relationship with the client - one which supports, appropriately challenges, and empowers the client, and we welcome applicants from all walks of life.
The Acorn Wells Certificate course has been specifically designed as a comprehensive level 3 counselling skills qualification, and it is invaluable for any role where counselling skills can be used, or are needed, and an excellent first step in professional Counsellor training.
Our training venue is situated in Eastleigh in Hampshire, and provides good transport links from Southampton and Winchester. Facilities include disabled access, a lift to the 1st and 2nd floor, and wheelchair-accessible training rooms.
The Person Centred Approach
The Person Centred Approach was founded by Dr Carl Rogers, and it is one of the most widely used Humanistic Therapies within the field of counselling. It is based in a philosophy about people and human relationships, and we believe it is fundamental to any kind of relationship.
Carl Rogers put forward the view that the relationship attitudes of genuineness (congruence), understanding (empathy) and acceptance (unconditional positive regard) provide the best environment for a person to grow and change, and the approach therefore relies heavily on the helper's/therapist's personality.
We feel that communicating such attitudes involves understanding and subscribing to the philosophy that underpins them, an ongoing commitment to self-awareness, and the development of self-acceptance, and these are fundamental aspects of our courses.
Counselling skills training
The Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills & Theory is ideal if you want to use counselling skills in an existing role or future employment, or have an interest in counselling and may wish to progress into training to become a Counsellor.
This exciting and comprehensive course will introduce you to the Person Centred helping relationship, and you will explore and practise the skills necessary for this kind of relationship, work within professional and ethical guidelines, reflect on your helping sessions and your own learning process.
You will be supported in developing the fundamental attitudes that underpin the skills, developing self-awareness and reflective skills. You will be expected to participate in a range of experiential activities, skills work, give and receive feedback, and complete the written and practical work.
This course will enable you to use counselling skills in one-to one helping relationships, supported by an understanding of boundaries, ethics and counselling theory. It provides sound preparation for the Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
Counsellor training near Southampton
The Diploma in Person Centred Counselling offers the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in counselling, and comprises of 420 hours of classroom-based learning, 100 hours of supervised client work, and 30 hours of personal therapy.
This course is ideal if you want to become a fully qualified and competent Person Centred Counsellor, or wish to enhance an existing role within the public, charity or voluntary sector. To be considered for the course, you will need the Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills & Theory, or equivalent.