Acorn Wells Counselling Courses Eastleigh, near Southampton in Hampshire.

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Professional counselling courses within Hampshire

We are an independent training organisation within Hampshire, and we facilitate learning and development of the Person Centred Approach. Our training programme includes 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 Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills & Theory opens for applications on 1st March 2018. This course will enable you to use counselling skills safely and ethically in one-to-one helping relationships.

Our training venue is located near the Swan Centre in Eastleigh, 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 developed 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 proposed that the 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 believe that communicating such attitudes involves understanding and subscribing to the philosophy that underpins them, an ongoing commitment to developing self-awareness, and the development of self-acceptance, and these are fundamental aspects of our training programme.


Certificate level training

The Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills & Theory is ideal if you have an interest in counselling and may wish to progress into training to become a Counsellor, or want to use counselling skills in an existing role or future employment.

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

This course will enable you to use counselling skills in one-to-one helping relationships, and underpinned and informed 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 is for you, if you have successfully completed our Certificate course or equivalent, 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.

This innovative course offers 420 hours of Counsellor training, and you will also need to evidence 120 hours of supervised client work, and engage in your own counselling. You will need to meet all of the course requirements in order to achieve the Diploma.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can work towards Accredited Registrant Membership of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred), and prepare for employment or self-employment within the counselling field.


Course applications

Application dates are posted on the side-bar of this site, and you can email us for the course booklet and application form. If you do have any questions, we would love to hear from you.


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