Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

At A Glance

  • Suitable for candidates who want to take the first steps in training to become a counsellor

  • No previous training or experience needed

  • Minimum age 18

  • 90 guided learning hours

  • 17 academic credits

  • Fees £795 (installments available)

  • Suitable for candidates who want to learn counselling skills in voluntary or employed positions

  • Evening class and fast track options available

  • The Fast Track option can be started in September and completed in January, giving time to complete a Level 3 Fast Track course by the end of the academic year

  • The evening option begins in September and ends in May allowing you study while continuing with other work or commitments

This course will teach you a range of counselling skills which can be used in your existing job to enhance your communication skills as well as providing you with the the necessary skills to move on to a Level 3 course. It is the entry point to training as a professional counsellor.

The counselling course is taught in an experiential way and you will be encouraged to participate in skills practice sessions with peers to develop the skills you will be learning.  The theoretical basis for the course is primarily humanistic, drawing on concepts from the Person Centred approach to counselling. 

The course will teach you how to:-

  • Work within professional limits

  • Maintain boundaries

  • Communicate empathic understanding

  • Work to the helpee’s agenda

  • Develop your self-awareness

  • Use listening and responding skills

  • Give and receive feedback to develop counselling skills



For details of funding for this course click here

Next Level 2 Courses Available

Fast track option - Daytime Course

Leads into the level 3 course

Begins September 2021

Tuesdays 9.30am - 4pm

in Ivybridge

Spaces Left: FULL

One year option - Evening Course

Begins September 2021

Wednesday Evenings 5.45pm - 9pm

in Ivybridge

Spaces Left: FULL

Next courses starting in September 2022

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