ONLINE – Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills – 30 hours

Enhancing your Counselling Skills at all levels online

The vast majority of us were wholly unprepared for a global pandemic. Within the counselling and psychotherapy profession most practitioners have had to learn new skills very quickly to manage the transition to working online.

To support students and practitioners we have decided to offer our three tier counselling skills courses (30 hours each) online for those wanting to learn counselling skills for the first time ( Basic) or enhance their existing learning ( Intermediate) and for those wanting to hone their skills and begin to consider couples and group work (Advanced).

The aim of these courses is to enhance your skills and to learn to apply them in a virtual setting and face to face.


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 either online or face to face.

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 provided 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 Tutors:

Paola St George – BA Hons (Hum Couns), MBACP(Accred)

+ other Link Centre qualified and experienced tutors to be confirmed


This is an online event, using the Zoom platform. Ideally you will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a good internet connection although these can also be accessed on a phone or tablet. Headphones are also recommended if you are not alone in your study environment.



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£320 (discounted from the normal price of £450)

Booking and Dates

30th/31st May & 13th/14th June 2020 (Online)


Upcoming Dates:

This online course is 4 days over two weekends

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

(9.00am to 5.30pm)


Payment Options:

A non-refundable deposit payment of £32 with the balance of £288 payable by 16th May.  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.


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