Basic Counselling Skills

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 Rogers ideas around empathy, congruence and acceptance

Tutor/pupil ratio is kept at a level to enhance the learning with an emphasis on learning from each other. There will be small group learning, exercises, practice and feedback as well as time in the larger group. Sessions will be tailored to the needs of those attending. 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.

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Booking and Dates

30th/31st May & 13th/14th June 2020


5th/6th September & 12th/13th September 2020


Upcoming Dates:

This course is 4 days over two weekends

  • 30th/31st May & 13th/14th June 2020 (Fleur Newton-Edwards)
  • 5th/6th September & 12th/13th September 2020

(9.00am to 5.30pm)


Payment Options:

A non-refundable deposit payment of £45 with the balance of £405 payable by 30th April (May/June course) or 31st July 2020 (September course).  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



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