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Counselling Skills – Level 1

£174.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria
Course Level

Level 1

Start Date

Thu 23 Feb 2023


15 Weeks

£174.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria

Course content

  • To increase self-awareness and support personal development.
  • To raise awareness of the importance of interpersonal skills in enhancing relationships.


Course members will explore the use of interpersonal skills in the helping relationship including the importance of empathy and respect. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills will also be developed as well as an understanding of boundaries and confidentiality.

Course content:

  • What is the helping relationship?
  • Use of empathy and respect in interpersonal skills.
  • Questioning and feedback.
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • How values and beliefs impact the helping relationship.
  • Boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Assessment of own strengths and areas for development.


    • Interest in developing own skills to support others.
    • Interest in gaining an introductory insight into counselling roles.
    • No prior experience or qualifications required.
    • Minimum 19 years of age.

What do I need to do this course?

Pen and paper.

Teaching Methods

  • Tutor input; group practical work; group discussion; individual reflection.

  • How is your progress checked?

    • A portfolio of evidence will be produced.
    • 85% attendance required.
  • Extra study or practice required at home.

    A small amount of additional work will be required between sessions.

  • What can I do after this course?

    • This course would support applications to work in caring roles or could enhance existing roles in this sector.
    • Other social science or vocational courses in working with people eg. Customer Service, Deaf Awareness, Adult Social Care, Working with Children, Nutrition and Health, Team Leading, Psychology, Sociology.
    • A Level 2 course in Counselling or related subject.

£174.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria

Course details

  • Tutor: Alexandria Best
  • Time: 1800-2100
  • Provision: FE
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: AAL
  • Full fee: £174
  • Concessionary fee: £20