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Introduction to Counselling

This inspiring 'taster' course introduces you to the three main counselling approaches: person-centred, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic therapy. Videos and case histories are used as a means of exploring key ideas and you are invited to take part in skills-building exercises where you learn through practice, self-reflection and feedback from others. Introduction to Counselling is taught via academic and experiential learning: key counselling issues are explored through both lectures and group activities.

This thought-provoking and illuminating course provides opportunities for you to reflect upon your own interest in counselling, to explore how you may apply theory and skills to your own personal and professional roles, and to consider progression routes into further training.

The 30-hour course is designed for those who have no previous knowledge or experience of counselling. It will suit anyone who has a general interest in therapeutic practice, as well as those considering further study and training in the field. It can be taken alone or alongside any of our short courses in: Counselling and Psychosocial Perspectives; and Psychodynamic Counselling: an Introduction to Essential Theory. The three courses can be taken in any order.

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This course is currently being run online.

This module is non-accredited and carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Thu 14-Jan-21 10am-1pm

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First class: Thu 29-Apr-21 10am-1pm

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Please note that timetables are not yet confirmed for short courses starting in the Spring or Summer terms