Foundation Course in Person-Centred Counselling Skills
Course starting in March 2019 and ending in June 2019:
Friday 22/03/2019 - Friday 28/06/2019 (Course break in April and May)
Course starting in September 2019 and ending in December 2019:
Tuesday 10/09/2019 – Tuesday 03/12/2019 (Course break in October)
10.30 – 4.30
You do not need any previous knowledge or experience in counselling skills to enrol on this course, yet you will need a willingness to participate on a personal level, and an openness to learning about yourself, and from others, including the ability to hear and work with feedback.
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 want to develop your relationships, your listening and communication skills, and your self-awareness.
You will practise, experience and observe the use of counselling skills, appreciate the importance of developing self-awareness and receiving your own support, and explore the role of helper, including managing privacy, establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries, and managing endings.
You will be expected to evidence your learning through a portfolio of work, which will be assessed by the tutor and external examiner.
Upon successful completion of the course, you can apply for the Acorn Wells Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills & Studies, or a Level 3 qualification elsewhere.
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills & Studies
Course starting in September 2019 and ending in May 2020:
Friday 13/09/2019 – Friday 22/05/2020 (Course break in October, December, February and April)
10.30 – 4.30
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 at the Wells Place Centre.
This 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use a range of counselling skills to a safe, ethical and competent level. You will also be able to apply for a Level 4/5 Diploma, should you wish to pursue a professional qualification in counselling.