Personal Development and Counselling Skills



Overview

This 60-hour course is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of themselves and others.


The experiential nature of the course promotes a powerful environment for personal learning and growth and is designed to help participants explore how to create healthier interactions with family members, friends and others.  Listening skills are developed to help participants offer appropriate support to others.


No previous training or experience is required, however a willingness to openly explore and share with others is necessary.  Each group will have between eight and sixteen members.



Progression

This course does not constitute a professional qualification as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist; however, for those interested in a professional training, this course will be a useful introduction to the work and an asset to your application for any further training.



Anticipated Outcomes

The anticipated outcomes of this course are:


    ▪    greater self-awareness and sense of personal choice and responsibility

    ▪    greater self-worth and confidence

    ▪    greater compassion with others

    ▪    greater ability to hold a safe and therapeutic space for others

    ▪    more authentic relationships with others personally and professionally

    ▪    more effective communication skills in relationships



Course Content

Section 1:  Personal Development (24 hours)

Participants develop increased personal awareness and interpersonal skills while exploring the key areas of self-esteem, communication and assertiveness.


Section 2:  Introduction to the Person-Centred Approach (18 hours)

Participants are introduced to the Person-Centred Approach and explore how this approach can impact every aspect of their lives and relationships.


Section 3:  Counselling Skills (18 hours)

Participants are introduced to basic Counselling Skills and through experiential practice learn how to use these skills in offering practical support to family, friends and others.



Assessment

There are no assessments in this course however activities to consolidate the learning will be discussed and encouraged.  Participants attending a minimum of 80% of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  



Delivery Format

This course is being held online via Zoom, therefore a good internet connection will be essential.


Sixteen evenings (Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Irish Standard Time) and two full days  (10:00 am - 5:00 pm).


N.B.  All courses are subject to a minimum enrolment of eight participants. 



Cost

The full cost of this programme is €600.  A deposit of €100.00 is taken to hold a place and five monthly instalments of €100.00 will be required.



Enrolment

If you are interested in attending this course, please apply via email and I will contact you to arrange a brief conversation to confirm a place.  In your email, please specify which course you are interested in and if you would like to be with a particular group.

   


Dates

The next group will commence Wednesday 18 January 2023.  As the last course was fully booked I would encourage you to apply as soon as possible to reserve a place.  Full dates are given below.


Module 1:  Personal Development (24 hours - 8 evenings)  

Wednesday 18 January - Wednesday 8 March:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Module 2:  Introduction to the Person-Centred Approach (18 hours - 1 full day and 4 evenings)

Sunday 12 March:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm  (lunch: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Wednesday 15 March - Wednesday 5 April:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Module 3:  Counselling Skills (18 hours - 1 full day and 4 evenings)

Saturday 8 April:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm (lunch: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Wednesday 12 April - Wednesday 3 May:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm