Counselling Skills Fundamentals (I) - Online Course

How we listen and respond to people in our daily lives is important. Counselling skills is a useful course that considers the way we respond to others, looking at active listening, paraphrasing, feedback and more. A useful course for anyone who works or communicates with other people. 

Develop your ability to support or counsel others through the processes of personal growth and change. The skills and knowledge gained from this course can help you help others overcome limiting thinking and replace feelings of helplessness with productive behaviours such as goal-setting.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Reflection: Paraphrasing - Reflection of feeling; client responses to reflection of feelings; reflection of content and feeling
  2. Interview Techniques - Summarising; confrontation; reframing
  3. Finding Solutions - Making choices; facilitating actions; gestalt awareness; psychological blocks
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Demonstrate the skills involved in commencing the counselling process and evaluation of non-verbal responses and minimal responses.
  • Develop different questioning techniques and to understand risks involved with some types of questioning.
  • Demonstrate self-destructive beliefs and show methods of challenging them, including normalising.
  • Demonstrate effective ways of terminating a counselling session and to explain ways of addressing dependency.