|Education :: Other > Counselling Skills|
I took a course at a local community college to learn about counselling skills. This page describes the course content.
This course offered an introduction to counselling skills. It covered a number of communication skills, including effective listening and inter-personal skills.
The focus of the course was to improve skills in the area of counselling, concentrating on practical activities such as one to one listening, non verbal communication, and creating the right environment for effective listening. The difference between counselling skills and counselling was explored, such as when to recognise when further help is needed and where to go for that help.
We were encouraged to develop knowledge through recommended reading and reflecting on we had learned.
The course included:
The course led to an Open College Network Level 2 Certificate and is designed for people who use counselling skills as part of another role (such as nurses, teachers, managers, or carers) as an introduction to some of the skills used in counselling.
The skills covered are useful for anyone working or volunteering in the caring professions such as health, education, social services and also for those in a managerial, supervisory or personnel role.
Last updated: 6 Nov 2005
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