Introduction to Counselling: Core Skills and Theories

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During this immersive course you will develop your understanding of the basic principles of counselling.

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PLEASE NOTE: This page is for those who wish to attend the second weekend of this course

If you have an interest in counselling and would like to find out more about the principles and practice of the three major approaches; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapy, then this two weekend workshop is an ideal starting point. You can take the first weekend as a standalone course, which will provide a solid grounding in the three major approaches, or both weekends, the second of which will be an interactive and experiential counselling skills workshop.

During this immersive course you will gain an understanding of the differences between these three major core approaches. This will allow you to explore which approach suits your personality best and to inform your future choice. There is a strong focus on personal development and self-reflection and you will be encouraged throughout to increase your self-awareness. You may be thinking about changing career path, enhancing your existing skill base to offer more within your current discipline, or even simply interested in developing a more empathetic approach in your personal interactions – whatever your motivation this course supports you to take the first steps in this journey. 

The course is split into two weekends. The first weekend is dedicated to learning of the three most dominant counselling and therapeutic approaches; their introductory principles and the similarities and differences between them. We will provide you will a solid grounding in each discipline to help you identify which approach best suits your existing skills and talents. 

In the second weekend, an interactive and experiential counselling skills workshop will help you explore and develop the skills and personal attributes required of a counsellor, based on the approaches covered during the first weekend. You will have an opportunity to improve your interpersonal abilities, fine-tune your listening to others and increase your level of awareness to both yourself and the dynamic with others.

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Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, is launching an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. We are presenting a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.

So whether you want to learn a new career skill, enhance your job prospects or just discover a new hobby, and at the same time develop your networks, then our short courses are a great opportunity to enrich your life and join the vibrant learning community at a world-class university.

What are we offering? Short courses in Business, Innovation and Marketing, Creative Computing, English & Comparative Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as Social Science subjects applied to real life such as Anthropology, Psychology, Social , Therapeutic and Community Studies.

Goldsmiths is also home to the only Confucius Institute, whereby professional arts platforms are used to promote Chinese language and culture.



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