Introduction to Counselling Course

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Are you:

  • thinking about a career in counselling and psychotherapy but not sure if it is for you?
  • wanting to gain greater self-awareness and understanding of yourself?
  • looking to develop your helping skills in a professional or voluntary role?
  • interested in knowing more about the origins and types of counselling?
  • wanting to develop skills for self-reflection?
  • hoping to gain more understanding of your professional and personal relationships?
  • looking to understand more about what counselling training involves?
  • wishing to take the first step in a progressive training journey as a counsellor?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Basingstoke Counselling Service’s Introduction to Counselling is the course for you, offering a safe and professional environment from which to begin your journey of personal growth.

Completion of an Introduction to Counselling course prior to applying for the Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory is recommended but not essential.

Entry Criteria
The course is open to everybody and no formal qualifications are required.

Key Course Objectives

  • To provide an understanding of what counselling is and its origins
  • To provide an understanding of the different types of counselling
  • To provide a safe environment for self-exploration and reflection
  • To develop listening and communication skills
  • To establish some basic counselling skills
  • To demonstrate how counselling skills can be usefully applied to personal and professional relationships.


We currently do not have another Introduction to Counselling course scheduled, but if you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive information should another course become available please contact our office on 01256 843125 or