The role of the counsellor is to facilitate the person’s resolution of these issues, whilst respect their values, personal resources, culture and capacity for choice. Counselling can provide people with a regular time and space to talk about their problems and explore difficult feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.
Counsellors do not usually offer advice, but instead give insight into the client’s feelings and behaviour and help the client change their behaviour if necessary. They do this by listening to what the client has to say and commenting on it from a professional perspective. Counselling covers a wide spectrum from the highly trained counsellor to someone who uses counselling skills as part of their role, for example, a nurse, youth leader, personal trainer or teacher.
This course is approved for 10 OPD points with the Australian Counselling Association.
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The course covers the below topics:
Learning specific skills
Listening & bonding
Changing beliefs and normalizing
Ending the counselling
Explain the processes involved in the training of counsellors in micro skills.
Explain how to commence the counselling process and evaluation of non-verbal responses and minimal responses.
Discuss both content and feeling, and their appropriateness to the counselling process.
Demonstrate different questioning techniques and to understand risks involved with some types of questioning.
Demonstrate how to use various micro-skills including summarising, confrontation, and reframing.
Demonstrate self-destructive beliefs and show methods of challenging them, including normalising.
Explain how counselling a client can improve their psychological well-being through making choices, overcoming psychological blocks and facilitating actions.
Demonstrate effective ways of terminating a counselling session and to explain ways of addressing dependency.
Pathways and Credits:
This course will give you credit into our higher qualifications.
Successful completion of this course will complement the below careers:
- Health Professional
- Life coach
- Health Coach
- Alternative therapist
Counselling skills are required for anyone who needs to talk to people and get people to comfortably talk to them. This course is a fantastic course to gain basic counselling skills required in most professions.
100 hours of Study
The difference between a good course and a bad course lies in the way you are assessed. Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.
This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.
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For additional reading please see The Counselling Handbook.