Person-Centred Counselling Certificate
What you'll learn
- Counselling skills
- Person-centred (client-centred) approach
- Listening and relationship-building skills
- How the therapeutic relationship works
- Understand where psychological problems come from and what to do about them
- This course will cover the fundamentals of counselling and requires no previous experience
Person-Centred Counselling is a humanistic approach that emphasises the creation of a non-judgmental and empathetic therapeutic relationship, allowing clients to explore their feelings, experiences, and self-concept to facilitate personal growth and self-acceptance. In this introductory course, you will learn about the core concepts, theories and skills used in Person-Centred Counselling.
This course delves into the fundamental principles and techniques that define the practice of counselling. Rooted in the person-centred approach pioneered by Carl Rogers, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of how counselling empowers individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
The core tenets include three crucial conditions for therapeutic change: empathy, where the counsellor truly understands the client's perspective; unconditional positive regard, showing complete acceptance and non-judgment; and congruence, which is the counsellor's authenticity and transparency. Rogers believed that these conditions create the necessary psychological climate for clients to explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences and, in turn, achieve greater self-understanding, self-acceptance, and personal development.
This humanistic approach places emphasis on the client's unique subjective experience and personal autonomy, emphasising the importance of the therapeutic relationship in fostering positive change. By studying concepts such as empathy, active listening, and unconditional positive regard, you'll learn about the process of creating a therapeutic space that allows clients to find solutions to their problems, gain self-awareness, and move forward on their personal growth journey.
This course is an invaluable gateway to comprehending the core principles of counselling and its practical application. It is a foundational resource for psychotherapists and mental health professionals interested in exploring in adding counselling skills to their work life, CV, or personal relationships.
We will cover:
Gain a deep understanding of the foundations and principles of person-centred counselling.
Develop a thorough grasp of key counselling terminology and concepts.
Explore the history and development of the person-centred approach, including its therapeutic alliance.
Differentiate person-centred counselling from other therapeutic modalities, such as psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural approaches.
Identify the core conditions crucial for effective counselling, including empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence.
Examine essential counselling skills, such as active listening, reflecting, summarising, and validation.
Understand the application of person-centred counselling in various scenarios, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.
Explore the role of culture and diversity in counselling, fostering cultural competencies and inclusivity.
Discover what it's like to work as a counsellor, including aspects of ethical frameworks, confidentiality, boundaries, and self-care.
Gain insights into outcome assessment and the evaluation of counselling effectiveness.
Explore the practicalities and considerations of telecounselling and working online.
You will learn through a variety of ways including video lessons, reading, reflection exercises and multiple-choice quizzes.
On completing the course, you will earn an accredited certificate in person-centred counselling skills. The course is accredited by the International Association of Therapists.
This course is suitable for those who are new to counselling, or those with existing counselling skills who are looking to understand the person-centred approach.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone looking to use counselling skills and build stronger relationships in everyday life
- Students looking to progress on to becoming a qualified counsellor
- Therapists looking to understand the person-centred approach
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
We teach evidence-based approaches using a variety of learning styles including videos lessons, reading, exercises and quizzes so whatever your learning style, there will be something in the course for you.
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