Introduction to Counselling Skills

Next course starts on Wednesday 2nd October 2024.

This 8-week introductory course to counselling is for those who wish to enhance their listening skills at home and at work.

Evening 8-Week Course:

  • Are you curious about what makes people tick?
  • Are you interested in personal development?
  • Do you want to improve your employability?
  • Do want to improve your listening skills?

You will learn to:

  • CREATE the right environment
  • TRANSFORM your listening
  • USE the core counselling skills
  • DEVELOP your own self awareness

We also offer this course to businesses and organisations in and around Norwich - phone 01953 797160 to find out more.

Topics Covered:

- The importance of confidentiality
- The difference between counselling skills and counselling
- How to actively listen
- How to attend to the relationship when listening
- How use skills such as paraphrasing and summarising
- How to listen to emotional talkers
- How to work with differences
- Ethical considerations and boundaries
- The concepts of attachment and loss


We will cover practical topics including:

• How to actively listen to and communicate with others with interest;
• How to attend to the relationship when you are listening;
• Paraphrasing, summarising and checking.


Theoretical topics include:

• Understanding the importance of confidentiality;
• Empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence.;
• Working with differences;
• Ethical considerations and boundaries.

To get an application form for the Autumn course please email

Your course was excellent, encapsulating some of the essential theory and practical techniques to give a useful, solid insight into the Counselling Skills subject area.
Student from Spring Intro to Counselling Skills Course - April 2024
The whole thing was fantastically useful. I learned such a lot, both about counselling skills and about myself. I honestly loved every minute.
Student from Spring Intro to Counselling Skills Course - April 2024
I have found doing the triads really useful and I feel like they have helped me to gain in confidence. I am now going to do the counselling degree in September.
Student from Spring Intro to Counselling Skills Course - April 2024


2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd October

30th October- BREAK WEEK

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November

TIME: 6.15pm – 9.15pm

COST: £350.00

Please note this course requires a minimum of 8 students to run. If we have to cancel the course due to insufficient student numbers you will receive a full refund.