Acorn Wells Counselling Courses Eastleigh, near Southampton in Hampshire.

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Acorn Wells Counselling Courses is an independent counselling training organisation within Hampshire, and we provide a comprehensive training programme in the Person Centred Approach.

We offer a Certificate level counselling course in Eastleigh, and a Person Centred Counselling Diploma, and we welcome applicants from all walks of life.

In line with our approach, we place an emphasis on personal development, and building a sound relationship with the client - one which supports, appropriately challenges, and empowers the client.

Our training centre is located in Eastleigh in Hampshire, and is easily accessible from Southampton and Winchester. Facilities include disabled access, and wheelchair-accessible training rooms.

The Person Centred Approach

The Person Centred Approach was developed by Dr Carl Rogers, and it is one of the most widely used Humanistic therapies. It is based in a philosophy about people and human relationships, and we believe it is fundamental to any kind of helping relationship.

Rogers felt that a relationship firmly based in genuineness (congruence), understanding (empathy) and acceptance (unconditional positive regard) can enable a person to heal, grow and change, and the approach therefore relies heavily on the therapist's/helper's personality.

Training in the Person Centred Approach places a strong emphasis on personal development, including increasing awareness of who you are, how you feel, and how you relate to others, and developing self-acceptance.

Certificate level counselling course

Our Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills & Theory is ideal if you have a keen interest in supporting others, and may wish to progress into training to become a qualified Counsellor, or want to use counselling skills in areas such as teaching, nursing, health or social work.

This comprehensive course provides a 210-hour training programme in counselling skills, and is delivered over 4 modules. The course offers an in-depth exploration of the helping relationship, and you will participate in a range of course activities, and practise counselling skills.

This course will enable you to use a range of counselling skills in different settings, and underpinned and informed by an understanding of boundaries, ethics and counselling theory. It provides sound preparation for our Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.

Counsellor training near Southampton

Our Diploma in Person Centred Counselling is ideal if you have successfully completed our Certificate course or equivalent, and want to become a fully qualified Counsellor, or wish to enhance an existing role in the public, charity or voluntary sector.

This innovative course provides 420 hours of practitioner level training, and the opportunity to evidence work-based skills through a supervised counselling placement. You will need to meet all of the course requirements in order to achieve the Diploma.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to prepare for employment or self-employment within the counselling field, and work towards Accredited Registrant Membership of the National Counselling Society (NCS).


You can apply for our courses once the application process opens, and by emailing us for the relevant course booklet and application form. You will find more information on the rest of this website, yet if you do have any questions we would love to hear from you.

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