Introduction to Counselling Skills

Drama Triangle

  • Does your work involve listening to people?
  • Do you support people who are experiencing emotional, psychological or other difficulties?
  • Do you find your communication skills are stretched to the limit at times when working with others?
  • Would enhancing your interpersonal skills benefit you in your career or personal life?

Working in a small and friendly training group, led by an experienced teacher, you will improve your ability to listen and respond effectively, whether you intend to develop this further as a professional counsellor / psychotherapist or to use these new skills within your existing work.

What you will learn

At the end of the three day course you will:

  • understand the core concepts that underpin counselling skills
  • be able to apply skills in practice within a developmental framework
  • combine these skills with the basic TA concepts
  • have practiced and developed skills in:
    • active listening
    • responding reflectively
    • summarising
    • open and closed questioning
    • appropriate self disclosure
    • immediacy
    • responding to blocks to contact
    • recognising boundaries
    • confrontation and challenge
    • empathy
    • working with resistance


Cost £335 for self-funded individuals and charities (£395 for organisations).

Our next Introduction to Counselling Skills course will take place on 1st-3rd July 2020. To book onto our 3 day programme, or for further information, please contact Fiona Cook or Fiona Firman on 07927 557 217 or by emailing

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