The aim of this module is to introduce you to basic counselling skills with a focus on the Person-Centred Approach.
We are offering the following Introduction to Counselling courses in July 2024:
- May/June Evenings/Saturday (official dates TBC) - Carlisle Fusehill Street and Lancaster campus
- July intensive week block (official dates TBC) - Lancaster campus
Please indicate in your personal statement which course you would prefer to attend.
Students who complete this course often go on to study the PgD/MA Counselling and Psychotherapy programme.
Identification of the the basic attitudinal skills involved in counselling skills work and outline of the basic elements of the Person Centred Approach.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Offer counselling skills in your interpersonal relationships as appropriate
- Evaluate your interpersonal counselling skills at work
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Person Centred Approach to counselling
Indicative core bibliography
- Mearns D., Thorne B. (2013) Person Centred Counselling in Action, 4th Edition, London: Sage Publications
- Merry T. (2002) Learning and Being in Person Centred Counselling, 2nd Edition, Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books
- Rogers, Carl (1995) A way of being, 1902 - 1980. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
- Tolan J. (2012) Skills in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy. 2nd edn. London: Sage
Introduction to Counselling Skills (10 credits at level 4)
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Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
Previous successful study at level 3 e.g. A level or NVQ 3 or equivalent and a commitment to completing the assessed coursework and practical skills based elements of the course.
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