Short Course Introduction to Counselling

Middlesex University Summer School

Tuition fee:
  • £ 285 / Module (EEA)
  • £ 285 / Module (Non-EEA)
Start date: July  2015
Duration full-time: 4 days
  • English
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.


Day 1
Session 1 * Introductions.
* Basic listening and boundary setting.

Session 2 * Listening skills.
* Self awareness exercise.
* Open group reflection

Day 2
Session 1 * Non-verbal communication and empathy.
* Responding skills.

Session 2 * Difference and diversity in counselling practice
* Self awareness exercise.
* Open group reflection.

Day 3
Session1 * Introduction to different counselling approaches
* Person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural approaches

Session 2 * Psychodynamic approach
* Unconscious processes
* Self awareness exercise.
* Open group reflection.

Day 4
Session 1 * Case study
* Ethics and boundaries in counselling

Session 2 * Comprehensive counselling skills practice using all skills
* Next steps pathways to personal counselling and training
* Open group reflection/self evaluation with review of course.


Simone Gold-Walhaus and Kate Medlin


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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