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Counselling Skills in Practice

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This follow-on course is only open to students who have successfully completed Learning Counselling Skills.

The course will give you the opportunity to extend your understanding and ability to use counselling skills through exercises, role-plays and in writing your reflective journal.

The course is only open to students who have successfully completed Learning Counselling Skills.

Learning and teaching

Themes include:

  • reviewing and reflecting
  • helping clients tell their story using a collage done at home
  • developmental life-stages
  • using imagery
  • challenging and confronting
  • working with cultural differences
  • solution-focused work with clients
  • loss and bereavement
  • transactional analysis
  • observing ourselves in practice.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Students will complete a reflective journal which will evidence their learning week by week. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

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.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


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.