Short Course Introduction to Counselling

Middlesex University Summer School

Tuition fee:
  • £ 300 / Module (EEA)
  • £ 300 / Module (Non-EEA)
Start date: July  2015
Duration full-time: 4 days
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
More information: Go to university website
Entry level: Highschool

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You'll take part in experiential exercises and discussions, while examining the different pathways to counselling training – so you can decide whether it's the right career for you.

You'll need to complete core recommended reading, which is listed in the course information pdf below.

Time and dates
  • Four days - 16, 17, 20 and 21 July 2015
  • 10am to 5pm Thursday, Friday and Monday, Tuesday


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
  • 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.


Kate Medlin/Simone Gold


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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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