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Counselling Training Workshop

Day of week:
Delivered online
Level 2
10:00 - 16:00
1 week

This one-day online workshop will introduce you, by way of an overview, to key counselling theories and enable you to practice some basic skills needed when supporting others. The course is an ideal introduction and a good insight into further Counselling courses offered at Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre.

By the end of the day students should be able to:
1) name at least three listening skills.
2) name at least the three core values that underpin effective listening
3) name at least one of the schools of main counselling theory.
4) demonstrate use of listening skills in a brief triad situation

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Michael Harris

Michael Harris holds the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (person-centred) and studied Levels 2 and 3 with Kent Adult Education in Gravesend. Towards the end of Level 3, Michael was approached to become a tutor for KAE.

Originally employed as a sports teacher and then HR Manager (specialising in Recruitment and Selection), Michael’s previous employment includes over 10 years as an assistant to a Consultant Psychologist in London - undertaking psychological assessments of adults and children in the care system. Michael has extensive experience of utilising counselling skills in his work and has a particular interest in developing knowledge of and working with the Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Community (GSRD).

Michael holds a Level 3 qualification in Adult Education and Training and has been teaching for KAE since September 2019.

Pronouns: he/him

View all courses taught by Michael Harris here

How will I be taught?

The Counselling - Introduction course uses learner-centred teaching in a supportive environment, aiming to help students develop their skills and increase their knowledge.

There are opportunities to discuss your progress with the tutor, who can provide feedback and suggestions.

What do I need to have with me?

It is useful to bring paper and pen for taking notes.

What can I do next?

The next step is Counselling Skills Certficate Level 2 depending on your previous experience in the supportive/helping role. We also offer other non-accredited self-development courses. Please speak to your tutor for advice or see our brochure or website at for further information.

What do I need to join the course

There are no enrolment requirements for this course.

Anyone interested in self-development and the world of counselling, who needs these skills in their job or in their personal life. No experience is necessary but students must be willing to participate in role play, as we practice basic listening skills which will be set in the context of current counselling theory.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/112186/K/NC.