Short Course Introduction to Counselling

Middlesex University Summer School

Tuition fee:
  • € 330 / Year (EEA)
  • € 330 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: July  2014
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
Entry level: Highschool

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This course is designed for people who would like to learn more about counselling, including the key skills and background theories involved. If communication, listening and interpersonal skills are important to you then this course could provide you with additional skills and knowledge. The course will also look at different pathways to counselling training and allow you to consider whether counselling is for you. The course will be taught by experienced staff from the Middlesex University Counselling Service and will include experiential exercises and discussion. Core reading will be recommended.

Contents

Day 1

Session 1

* Introductions.
* Basic listening and boundary setting.

Session 2

Listening skills.

* Self awareness exercise.
* Open group reflection.

Day 2

Session 1

* Historical background to counselling.
* Non-verbal communication and empathy.

Session 2

* Responding skills.
* Self reflection exercise.
* Open group reflection.

Day 3

Session1

* Introduction to different counselling approaches. (Person-centred/Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural).
* Unconscious processes.

Session 2

* Cultural aspects of counselling.
* Self awareness exercise.
* Open group reflection.

Day 4

Session 1

* Case discussion and introduction to supervision.
* Ethics and boundaries.
* Next steps - Pathways to personal counselling and training.

Session 2

* Comprehensive counselling skills practice and personal reflection.
* Self evaluation.
* Open group reflection with review of course.

Lecturers

Simone Gold-Walhaus and Kate Medlin

Requirements

All courses (except Spanish and French options) are taught in English and require TOEFL 550 (IELTS 6.0) or the equivalent if English is a second language.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550

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