Welcome to Acorn Wells Counselling Courses
Acorn Wells is an independent training organisation within Hampshire, and we facilitate the learning and development of person centred counselling skills. Our training centre is easily accessible from Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth.
We offer a foundation level counselling course in Eastleigh, and a person centred counselling certificate, which is ideal if you want to enhance your paid or voluntary work through the use of counselling skills, or take your first steps towards professional counsellor training.
We value the person centred approach, as developed by Carl Rogers, and which is based in a philosophy about people and human relationships. This philosophy is something we genuinely live by, and is modelled in our interactions with others.
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.
An Introduction to Counselling Skills
This course offers an introduction to person-centred counselling skills, and it places an emphasis on listening attentively to another person and conveying genuine empathy.
It is ideal if you have an interest in the person-centred approach or working with people, wish to develop your listening and communication skills, or want to experience training with us.
Due to the introductory nature of the course, it is important to note that you cannot claim to be a competent user of counselling skills, yet it can enable you to make an informed decision about further training in this area.
Foundation Course in Person-Centred Counselling Skills
This foundation course is ideal if you intend to use counselling skills in other work roles, such as teaching, nursing, health or social work, are considering training as a counsellor, or wish to enhance your listening and communication skills.
The course focuses on the helping relationship, including the importance of developing self-awareness, using counselling skills to facilitate a helping interaction, establishing a new helping relationship, and ending a helping interaction appropriately.
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 located within Eastleigh in Hampshire, and it's easily accessible from Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth. It can cater for a range of physical health needs, and facilities include step-free access to the building, 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.