The Basic doesn't necessarily mean you want to change careers and train to be a counsellor.
What we are hearing from our students is that it helps them immensely within their day to day job.
This is one of the wonderful by-products of this course - one that we wanted to highlight because...
it introduces you to applying counselling skills to your own life, your working life, your community life ... although it is a requirement for further counselling training Level 3 and 4, in its own right, independently, this course can be life changing.
When we talk of applying counselling skills, we refer to learning about listening, really listening, showing empathy, not judging others and being genuine in your interactions. This of course is priceless for our working environments but also our family homes, our community and our social circles.
So here's a little snapshot about the Basic Counselling Skills Course:-
- They run in October, January, April and July.
- It is also known as the Level 2, sometimes referred to as the Introduction to Counselling.
- It offers you 30 guided learning hours, (that means teaching time.)
- You will be introduced to the nature of counselling work but more so you will get the opportunity for self development.
- It is not a replacement for personal counselling therapy.
- It is a journey and exploration into a very inviting and exciting helping profession - a way of being.
This is the foundation stone of the 10 week programme - your own self development.
The course that we offer at Counselling Training Liverpool is taught by enthusiastic teachers and practising counsellors : -
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Here are 6 key benefits and ways it can be life changing
1. You will begin to keep a reflective journal on a regular basis.
This may be very new to you and we share techniques and tools along the way. Keeping a journal helps you look at situations in your life and reflect upon them, whether they be interactions with work colleagues, clients, family members or friends.
2. You will begin to look at and experience 'listening' in an entirely new way.
During the 10 weeks you will explore what listening skills actually are, plus more importantly, how to use them. You will be be listened to and you will learn to listen. As you begin to learn new ways of listening, you will find that this enhances your relationships, both personally and professionally.
3. You will enter the world of verbal and non verbal communication.
Here's where you begin to look at how we all interact with those around us, without saying one word. You will start to stand back and read how someone is feeling from their body language.
4. You will begin to learn the difference between sympathy and empathy.
Suddenly your world opens up as you examine the differences and you recognise that empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing.
5. You will explore the areas of trust and confidentiality
These are key components to using counselling skills and no doubt, you will be aware of them, but here we will put them into context for you within a counselling setting as well as a work setting.
6. You will be looking at prejudice and stereotyping.
In order to be non judgemental when counselling, you have to explore your own views, during this course you will gain an awareness of how you feel and how you behave.
Ultimately you will be developing your confidence and self esteem and from feedback from our students, this introduction to counselling really does enhance your emotional and social skills, helping you to understand yourself and your relationships more clearly.
Are you able to attend for 3 hours a week for 10 weeks?
The next course begins on Wednesday October 5th, 6.15pm - 9.15pm
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