Counselling Skills

This course introduces a range of counselling skills that may be beneficial in an education setting. It is ideal for teachers, lecturers and support staff who would like to develop a clearer understanding of counselling skills. More and more education staff are being called upon to play a counselling role, supporting pupils who are preoccupied, anxious or distressed. This course is designed to give you the confidence and skills to support such children effectively.

It includes a comprehensive introduction to the core counselling skills, taking a child-centred approach, and also includes specific guidelines on working step-by-step through a counselling session. The course ends by introducing additional ideas and techniques drawn from cognitive behavioural counselling that are most relevant to the school or college context.

The course includes four informative modules and two tutor-marked assignments to check your understanding. All tutors are qualified counsellors and have experience in educational settings too.

Study topics include: active listening; interpreting body language; beginnings and endings; challenges of counselling children and young people; understanding extreme emotions, lessons from CBT. Includes all study materials, course textbook, Basic Counselling Skills, (postal course only) and full tutorial support.

Students have up to twelve months to complete this course, allowing them to work through the modules at their own pace. On successful completion of the course students are awarded a certificate of course completion.

Why Choose Us?

Our courses are updated frequently to ensure they include the latest research, idea and techniques.

Our tutorial support is second-to-none. When you enrol on the course you are assigned an experienced personal tutor who will work with you all the way through. Tutors are available by e-mail at any time to offer support, advice or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going – including weekends, bank holidays and evenings! We see this level of support as central to the success of our courses. If you would prefer to chat to your tutor you can arrange a call back through the main office at a mutually convenient time.

All courses are despatched by courier.


  • Level 2 Certificate in Practical Counselling Skills


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