It is becoming increasingly popular as people begin to apply the content and the learning to their work place setting.
We are always delighted to hear back that it has helped our students 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.
This Introduction to Counselling, also known as the Level 2, offers you 30 guided learning hours, (that means teaching time.)
During this time you will of course be introduced to the nature of counselling work but more so you will also get the opportunity for self development.
This is the foundation stone of the 10 week programme - your own 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.
The course that we offer at Counselling Training Liverpool is taught by enthusiastic teachers and practising counsellors : -
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 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.
The next course begins on Thursday 24th September, 6.15pm - 9.15pm
£125 (£100 concessions)
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