The full Foundation in Counselling Skills programme is beneficial to people working in a wide range of professions particularly those whose role involves building and sustaining relationships with people; health and social care, education, HR. The course is designed to enhance participant’s intrapersonal and interpersonal understanding of the nature and dynamics of relationships and communication. The course is delivered over four modules and designed to suit people who have week day commitments.
Each module consists of five Thursday evenings from 6.00pm – 9.00pm plus one Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm. The programme uses a range of learning activities to support different learning styles; tutor presentations, workshops, group discussions, skills practice and small group discussions.
The programme is designed around four key themes: understanding counselling theory, developing counselling skills, developing self-awareness and developing ethical awareness. Each module will integrate these themes by focusing on a particular aspect of the Helping Relationship.
Successful completion of the certificate programme fulfils the entry requirements for the Persona Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited, academically validated by the University of Aberdeen)
The programme is designed to be delivered either in-person or online. Given the current situation with the pandemic, we anticipate that the programme will begin online, but as soon as it is possible to do so, we will expect participants to attend the training in person at the TCS Centre in Coatbridge.