This course will increase your confidence in your ability to help others and provide a useful first step if you’re considering a counselling career. It could also be beneficial for people who run support groups or who want to be more effective as leaders and managers.
Counselling skills are useful in all walks of life – we often counsel ourselves or a friend/family member who is going through a hard time. Maybe they need you to provide advice or to just be a good listener. Learning how to put these skills into practice could help change someone’s life as well as your own.
Maybe you’ve got first hand experience of mental health conditions and you’d like to help others, perhaps you’re a team leader or manager involved in helping people, or you run a support group which requires listening and helping others, or maybe you’re thinking of a career as a counsellor.
This course can open many doors for you get on track to supporting people in everyday life or as a career.
Topic 1: Helping relationships and communication skills
Topic 2: Essential counselling skills
Topic 3: Active listening
Topic 4: Reflecting, paraphrasing, summarising and responding to silence
Topic 5: Responding skills – questioning
Topic 6: Managing boundaries
Topic 7: Agreeing objectives for a helping
Topic 8: Endings and their impact
Study Using Counselling Skills with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Tracey who is just one of our first-class counselling tutors:
“I love what I teach and hope my students do too. Qualifications include MSocSc and Diploma in Social Science and Social Work, Postgraduate Diploma in Learning Disability Studies, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology. A former examiner for AQA and International Baccalaureate. I also write academic textbooks and courses.”
*Our Using Counselling Skills course covers one of four units that must be attained in order to achieve Level 2 Certification in Counselling Skills.
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
Your course fee does not cover:
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £595
Amount of credit: £535.50
Monthly payment: £89.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £595
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.