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  • Online Training that Transforms Lives

Initial Steps in Counselling Training Online Course  

Entry Requirements

This 15 hour course is an open entry level and requires no previous qualifications. Attendance is for 3 hours per session over five sessions. 

We welcome the participation of professionals in related fields of work that want to gain an understanding of what is involved in counselling training.

Alternatively, if you have no previous experience of working in related professions but want to find out whether or not working relationally to help and support others is for you then this could be the right course for you.

We do not expect any prior knowledge of counselling training although it is often the case that students who have experienced their own personal therapy are motivated to join the course with an aim of being able to utilise their personal experiences to help others. This is very welcome and often highly relevant.

The programme introduces the key concepts of basic counselling skills and includes key practice sessions, an introduction to counselling theories as well as ethical issues as they relate to counselling. There is also a focus upon starting to explore personal development.

Our Teaching Style

All of our online courses are taught in a live interactive manner and all participants are encouraged to value the contributions of others when discussing issues relating to counselling. 

Next Course Date - 2021

TBC shortly.

Key Aims of the course programme

To practice the application of counselling skills within an ethical framework
To understand that sessions in which counselling skills are applied are professionally managed activities.
To recognise individual differences and acknowledge and work with them
To reflect on how the study of counselling theory and the use of counselling skills informs personal development and growth

Progression to Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills course 

To be eligible for the Level 3 course, you will need to successfully complete our Initial Steps in Counselling Training course or a suitable equivalent elsewhere.
Our next Level 3 programmes will start in October '21 - Click here for further information.

Course Fees

Initial deposit payable on application £75.00
Balance payable £150 (See payment instalment options below)

Payment Options

Option 1:
Two further monthly payments of £75.00 by standing order will be arranged after securing your place on the course.

Option 2:
Full payment of £225.00 prior to the start date of the course.

Option 3:
This is the option to select if your employer/sponsor is paying your fees.

Have a query before making an application for this course? Please contact us by email at or call us on 01303 244141

What do you need to access these live online sessions?

Our classes are held LIVE online with your training group peers and tutors. From your own home or remote location, you will experience a dynamic way of learning by the following: -

  • Live interacting with all members of your training group and your tutor(s)
  • Access breakout rooms for small group discussions and preparations for full group work
  • Have 1-1 tutorials live with your tutor in course time
  • See tutor presentations and notes put up on your screen
  • Practice counselling skills in triads and record these sessions for self reflection and development
  • Share your own presentations and work with others
  • Send in your assignment via email links
  • Share your experience with your class mates in realtime
You will need a modern laptop or desktop computer with a built in video camera and microphone. A good broadband connection. a private, uninterrupted space in your home or suitable location. You will need to download the free Zoom software package. If needed we offer a short training session to get you up to speed with how to use the software package Zoom so you can feel equipped to get on with your course and realtime learning with your group.


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Tel: 01303 244 141