Acorn Wells Counselling Courses Eastleigh, near Southampton in Hampshire.

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Welcome to Acorn Wells Counselling Courses

Acorn Wells is an independent counselling training organisation within Hampshire, and we facilitate the learning and development of counselling skills. Our courses include a certificate level counselling course in Eastleigh, and a person-centred counselling diploma.

We value the person-centred approach in both work and life, and we are committed to modelling the philosophy and theory of this approach, including conveying a real trust and belief in our students ability to grow and develop to their full potential.

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.

Our training centre is situated within Eastleigh in Hampshire and provides good transport links from Southampton and Winchester. The centre can cater for a range of physical health needs, and facilities include disabled access, a lift, 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.

Rogers put forward the view that the relationship attitudes of genuineness, understanding and acceptance 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 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.

Course applications

The 2019 Certificate course booklet and application form will be available shortly.

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