A general introduction to different schools of counselling, for example, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Person-Centred. This course is designed for those with a broad interest in the subject, and for those considering having counselling or becoming a counsellor. It is not part of formal counselling training.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in counselling but doesn't know much about it. What are the different kinds of counselling available? How do I choose what will suit me, either as a client or as a trainee
No previous knowledge or experience is required.
Training Course Content
What is counselling? Who invented it, how long ago, what is it all about? What are the different 'brands'? We will do a whistle-stop tour of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapy. There will be a brief explanation of some of the key concepts and a taster experience of the methods associated with each model of the healing relationship. What are NLP and CBT, and how are they different from the other models? How might I get involved with any of it, either as a client or as a trainee? What are the advantages and drawbacks of each approach?
By the end of this course you should be able to understand the differences between the approaches mentioned. Be aware of the key concepts behind each approach. Have some sense of what it might feel like to be a client of a practitioner of the approaches mentioned. Have an opinion as to what kind of counselling you might want to engage with.
Mary Ward Centre
The first thing you will notice about the Mary Ward Centre is the stunning Georgian building, in the peaceful surroundings of Queen Square. An adult education centre with a difference, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here. From...
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