What you’ll learn
Understand the basics of counselling
Understand the self-reflection questions of life and how they can positively influence our lives
Understand listening skills and to use them
Understand the types of counselling and when to use them
Understand the importance of client counsellor relationship
Understand the key qualities of counsellors and how to develop them for a successful counselling
Understand ethics involved in counselling and how to uphold them
The course offers an extensive knowledge and trains students in basics of counselling skills which they can use at different settings. This course will equip students be effective trained counsellors with adequate communication and development skills. Additionally, students will enhance self-awareness and reflective abilities that are highly valued in a range of organizations and personal life situations. The course will equip the students to be able to make a difference in people’s lives with a positive relationship.
In this course you will learn the following topics:
-Self-reflection questions of life. These are questions that will help you to have a positive thought of life and can eventually help you to guide your clients.
-Basics of counselling. This topic will cover skills such as attending, silence, reflecting, paraphrasing, clarifying and use of questions, focusing, building rapport, summarizing and Immediacy.
-Types of Counselling focusing only on client centered, directive and problem-solving skills
– Listening skills covering how the counsellor should listen and what to avoid.
-Client counsellor relationship will enable the students to be able to build positive rapport with clients
-Ethics in counselling will enable students to be aware of ethics to uphold in this profession
-Key qualities of a counsellor will enable students to understand the qualities which they need to have in order to be successful counsellors
-Examples of open ended and closed ended questions
-What to do next after this course completion
This course is a beginner level which does not require experience. However, students should be able to understand English, be able to read and write in English, have good network connection for effective learning with either a phone, tablet or laptop.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner level for those with interest in therapy, mental health.
- Health workers wishing to have a refresher course and certification
- Teachers passionate about guidance and counselling