We offer Person Centred Counselling Skills Courses
Acorn Wells is an independent training organisation within Hampshire, and we facilitate the learning and development of counselling skills. Our training centre is easily accessible from Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth.
Our courses are based in the person centred approach, as developed by the Psychologist, Carl Rogers. The philosophy that underpins this approach is something we genuinely live by, and model in our personal and professional relationships.
We offer a foundation level counselling course in Eastleigh, and a person centred counselling certificate, which is ideal if you intend to use counselling skills in a helping or support role, for your own personal development, or take your first steps towards professional counsellor training.
In line with our 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.
Foundation Course in Person-Centred Counselling Skills
This foundation course has been designed to introduce you to counselling skills, underpinned by the person-centred relationship qualities of congruence (genuineness), empathy (understanding) and unconditional positive regard (acceptance).
It is ideal if you intend to use counselling skills in a helping or support role, wish to make an informed decision about whether to train as a counsellor, or wish to develop your relationships, your listening and communication skills, and your self-awareness.
Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills & Studies
To be considered for this course, you will need to have successfully completed the Acorn Wells Foundation course, or equivalent, and attend a course interview.
This certificate course focuses on counselling ethics, diversity and theory, developing counselling skills and self-awareness. It is ideal for enhancing your use of counselling skills in other work areas, such as teaching, nursing, health or social work, or to progress onto formal counsellor training.
Wells Place Centre
Our training centre is situated in Eastleigh in Hampshire, within easy reach of Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth. Facilities include step-free access to the building, a lift, and wheelchair-accessible training rooms.
How to apply for our courses
Please let us know what course you are interested in and we will send you the relevant information by email or post. You will need to complete an enrolment or application form and return it by the course closing date.