Counselling Skills Part 2

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Counselling – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Be awarded the ASC Diploma

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. 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 fee included.