Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills – 30 hours

(Current Link Centre Students – Please contact the office direct to book this course.)

This 30-hour course is for those who have had no previous training in counselling skills or who those want to re visit the basic concepts of active listening. We will introduce ideas such as reflection, summary, paraphrasing and confrontation as well as Carl Rogers ideas around empathy, congruence and acceptance.

There will be small group learning, exercises, practice and feedback as well as time in the larger group. We will draw from a range of theories with an emphasis on the practical, learning skills to take away and use.

The course is suitable for anyone who would like to expand their skills in relationships or want to take their first steps into the world of counselling.  It is also suitable for those where counselling skills will add to their professional roles such as human resources, teaching, coaching, parenting caring roles, management, pastoral care and those with a customer interface.

Recognition: A certificate will be presented at the end of the course. Students who complete the course may apply to attend The Link Centre’s Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy Course.

Course Delivery: We are planning for this course to be run face to face at our training rooms at Plumpton College, East Sussex.  In the event of Covid restrictions we may have to transfer it to an online format using Zoom.


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£480 (2021 fee. The 2022 fee is to be confirmed)

Booking and Dates

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Upcoming Dates:

Our next planned course is 3rd/4th & 10th/11th September 2022 (9.00am to 5.30pm).  We may run an interim course.

Payment Options:

An initial non-refundable deposit payment with the balance payable a month before the event.  Alternatively, the whole payment can be made up front – please email for payment details.

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits are non-refundable. 50% of remaining course payments will be refunded on cancellations with more than 7 days notice.


The Link Centre, Sussex Rural Business Centre, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE (or online in the event of Covid restrictions)


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