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COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate

SMILE Counselling

This fun and fast paced course suits all those who are interested in developing self awareness and counselling skills. This is an experiential course with delivery including group activities, media, skills practice and written text. It is ideal if you are in, or considering, employment in a helping role. While this course does not lead to a qualification suitable for practicing counselling, it can assist you in your next step in applying for further study in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

The course provides 120 hours of training towards a level 8 SCQF certificate validated by COSCA (40 SCQF credits). The four modules each contain elements of skills, knowledge, self-awareness and ethics, which includes an element of self-reflection within a confidential environment. There are four themes associated with the modules:

Module One: listening

Module Two: responding

Module Three: self-reflection

Module Four: integration

Our course participants are already benefitting from and appreciating learning about:

Counselling skills and approaches

The application of these skills either within the workplace or for personal development

The difference between Counselling as a professional activity and Counselling Skills that could prove valuable for people in a wide variety of occupations.

18:30, 6 September 2022 to 26 September 2023
Declan Harrigan
Health & social care
Attendance type
Online only
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