Introduction to Interpersonal Skills for Counselling

Course code: ZCKR607P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


7th Oct 2020 - 11th Nov 2020

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

01235 555 585

This is an introduction to Interpersonal Skills for Counselling.
The students who attend will be given an overview of Counselling and what is involved.
Also looking at this subject from both the respondent and the listener.
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. So, the practical elements (workshops) are included to bridge the theory and the academic side.

This is an introduction to Counselling Skills course that is busy yet reflective.

The students who attend will be working on the following and lots of practical skills will be covered such as:
*Definition of Counselling workshop discussion.
*Core skills of a Counsellor Respect Empathy/Rules of how to work together.
*Good Listening skills. SOLER
*REG Respect Empathy and Genuineness.
*Setting out their life on The Wheel of Life.
*Mind Mapping looking at ways of managing their life and how to do forward planning.

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.
* To build confidence - to be able to share their issues and learn to work in group workshops on this topic.

All the practical skills help the learners to understand the working of both their own mind and the possible scenarios that a counsellor meets.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 28/10/2020.

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 go onto the second or third levels.
Counselling for CBT is often a follow on. This is often a ten-week non-accredited course and is at the same venue.
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: £55.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £55.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £33.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £33.00

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.