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:

January / March 2022 course will be delivered online via zoom (Suna Guven)

September 2022 course is planned to be delivered face to face at our training rooms at Plumpton College, East Sussex.  (In the event of Covid restrictions this would transfer to an online format using Zoom.)


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January 2022 course - £480 (September 2022 course tbc)

Booking and Dates

January to March 2022


Upcoming Dates:

Online – Sat 29th/Sun 30th January (9.30am to 4.30pm) followed by 6 Weds evenings (6pm to 9pm) commencing 2nd February.

Plumpton College –  3rd/4th & 10th/11th September 2022 (9.00am to 5.30pm).

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.

Current Link Centre students please contact wendy@thelinkcentre.co.uk direct.

Cancellation Policy:

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


Online Event (Jan to March 22 course), Plumpton College (September 2022 course)


Link Centre Tutor – Suna Guven (Jan to March 2022 course)


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