Introduction to CBT for Counselling Skills

Course code: ZCKR608P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


18th Nov 2020 - 10th Feb 2021

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

01235 555 585

This is a follow-on course from the Introduction to Interpersonal Skills for Counselling. The learners who attend will be given an overview of Counselling and what is involved. It will also look at using Counselling Skills and understanding different models like Transactional Analysis to understand the personalities of people

Workshops and fun friendly course:
Lots of practice workshops and the latest videos to explain this and for the student to grasp this interesting subject.
During the course we examine the Work of Albert Ellis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Diary and workshops to look at how CBT works in practice. We also look at goal setting and moving ourselves forward.
As in all Counselling fields we will also be looking at this subject from both the respondent and the listener point of view with compassion and good listening skills at all times. The course will be quite introspective where the learners, through self-examination of their own issues, will also be able to hear other people’s problems and assist each other through talking therapy types of workshops.

This is a more in-depth look at Counselling Skills course that is busy yet reflective. The students who attend will be working on the following, during their 10 week course:

Lots of practical skills/theory will be covered in subjects such as:
• Core skills -Respect Empathy/Rules of how to work together.
• How to use rapport.

Good Listening skills workshops using CBT and Albert Ellis theory.
• Transactional Analysis which examines the PAC model looking at the different parts of the EGO – Parent, Adult & Child. Plus, a video by Eric Berne and his work on this subject.
•REG Respect Empathy and Genuineness

Videos: Use of YouTube to show videos may be used when appropriate and time allowing depending on the size of the group.

To help learners gain confidence and learn to set understand their own and other’s issues.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 23/12/2020, 30/12/2020, 06/01/2021.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
In order to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Students often get to know the basics then use these in their lives.
They can choose to go and learn NLP or Mindfulness if these subjects appeal to them.
Some may choose to go and join an Accredited Course and gain qualifications after interview at Abingdon College.
Check website. (see Tutor)
No Experience necessary but a willingness to listen and have an open mind is good.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £110.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £110.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £66.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £66.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.