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Short courses

Introduction to Counselling Skills*


Course overview

This course introduces you to counselling and communication skills. It includes basic questioning and listening skills and outlines how these abilities can be used in training for counselling.

Summer University will run throughout June and July 2020. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a course brochure when applications open in May 2020. If you have any questions then you can reach us at

Where you study

Middlesbrough campus

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* Subject to University approval


Course details

What you study

Indicative content

What counselling is
How it relates to other disciplines
What counselling skills are
How and where counselling skills can be used
The interpersonal skills that a counsellor can use
What sort of problems a counsellor might treat

How you are assessed

In-course assessment


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced May 2020