Approaches to Counselling
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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This course gives students an understanding of a range of counselling approaches. You will have the opportunity to explore underlying principles and explore similarities and differences between them.
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for those considering further training or those with an interest in in finding out more about the origin and assumptions of counselling theory.
Learning and Teaching
The course is taught through a mix of lectures and small group discussions.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations, our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. The method of assessment for this course is written work equivalent to 1500-2000 words.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- Colledge, Ray. Mastering Counselling Theory. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
- Dryden, Windy, ed. Handbook of Individual Therapy. London: Sage, 1996.
- Palmer, Stephen Palmer, and Ray Woolfe, eds. Integrative and Eclectic Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage, 2000.
- Spinelli, Ernesto. The Mirror and the Hammer. London: Continuum, 2001.
- Thorne, Brian. Carl Rogers. London: Sage, 1992
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.