In order to provide you with the best online experience this website uses cookies. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies. More Info

Counselling Skills Part 2

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Counselling
  • Be awarded the professional ASC Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Advanced Counselling Skills Practitioner
  • Receive the Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There are also an optional 2 days of practical training available for this course.

Course overview

This course follows on from the Basic Counselling Skills course, training you to a professional level. The course expands the knowledge, giving training in the important areas of family and cultural differences, and the important issues of denial and motivation.


  • Lesson One
    • Course Introduction Philosophy and Design/Note Taking
      • Brief Counselling
      • The Non-Directive Approach
      • Note-Taking
      • Reasons
      • Storage and Security
      • Retention
  • Lesson Two
    • Effective Communication
      • Untangling a Problem
      • Communicating Feelings, Experiences and Behaviour
      • Identifying the Core Message
      • Body Language
  • Lesson Three
    • Changing Behaviour
      • Stages of Change
      • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Lesson Four
    • Dealing with Denial
      • Defence Mechanisms
      • Caring and Confrontation
  • Lesson Five
    • Working with the Family
      • Family Systems
      • The Initial Interview
      • Joining Techniques
      • Intervention
      • Individuality
  • Lesson Six
    • Marital Counselling
      • Appropriate Communication

Practical training

Optional 2 days of Practical Training are available for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.