Skip to main content

Learning Counselling Skills

Duration 10 weekly meetings
Tutor Pauline Beesley
Course code COU23A5099E
Fee £186
Concessionary fee £148 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

50-51 Park Place
CF10 3AT

Enrol now

The course provides basic training in the use of counselling skills for use in a variety of work and personal situations.

The focus is on improving your communication skills and raising personal self-awareness. It is not training to become a 'Counsellor' but can serve as a taster of what undertaking that training might be like.

The course is experiential and very practical, students will have the opportunity to practice using counselling skills every week in small groups, combined with an introduction to counselling theory.

The course is open to all who are interested in gaining basic skills in counselling.

Learning and teaching

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate reflection of their own personal development, focussing in particular on the basic concepts of counselling
  • make explicit the link between counselling theory and practice
  • record personal transformation and milestones achieved.

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.