Introduction to Counselling Skills

Introduction to Counselling Skills 

The Introduction to Counselling Skills is a three day standalone course to introduce the basics of counselling skills.

  • Does your work involve listening to people?
  • Do you support people who are experiencing emotional, psychological or other difficulties?
  • Do you find your communication skills are stretched to the limit at times when working with others?
  • Would enhancing your interpersonal skills benefit you in your career or personal life?

Working in a small and friendly training group, led by an experienced teacher, you will improve your ability to listen and respond effectively, whether you intend to develop this further as a professional counsellor / psychotherapist or to use these new skills within your existing work.

What you will learn

At the end of the three day course you will:

  • understand the core concepts that underpin counselling skills
  • be able to apply skills in practice within a developmental framework
  • combine these skills with the basic TA concepts
  • have practiced and developed skills in:
    • active listening
    • responding reflectively
    • summarising
    • open and closed questioning
    • appropriate self disclosure
    • immediacy
    • responding to blocks to contact
    • recognising boundaries
    • confrontation and challenge
    • empathy
    • working with resistance


£355 for self-funding individuals.

£395 for organisations


To be announced


On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Physis Scotland Introduction to Counselling Skills Certificate.

"The course was amazingly structured and clear, well managed and organised. I liked having a handbook."

Introduction to Counselling Skills –  Coming Up

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Previous Introduction to Counselling Skills

March 23, 2022 10:00 am
Introduction to Counselling Skills CANCELLED
Registration closed
July 1, 2020 10:00 am
Introduction to Counselling Skills – Online Event Postponed
Registration closed
July 10, 2019 10:00 am
Introduction to Counselling Skills
Registration closed
September 14, 2018
Introduction to Counselling Skills – Autumn 2018
Registration closed
October 7, 2016 9:30 am
Introduction to Counselling Skills – 2016
Registration closed

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