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Career Guidance

5 Essential Elements to Student Success

A Guide to Academic and Professional Success in Counselling.  Embarking on a journey towards a new qualification can be both exciting and daunting. To ensure you achieve, it’s crucial to follow a well-structured, supportive, and engaging path. Here are five essential elements that will guide you to academic and professional success.  These 5 essential elements

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Counselling Skills

The use of Silence in Counselling

Silence in Counselling Silence is Golden. A Gateway to Deeper Conversations In our silence, we can begin to listen to what another person may be saying, as opposed to what we think they should be saying. Dr. Iain McGilchrist, from “The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World”

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Counselling Definitions

Conditions of Worth Explained: A Theory by Carl Rogers

Conditions of Worth Explained When it comes to counselling and psychotherapy, one influential person who has made a significant impact is Carl Rogers. Carl Rogers who is the father of Person-Centred Counselling theory believed that individuals have an innate drive for self-actualisation and personal growth. However, he also recognised that societal expectations and judgments can

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9 Core Counselling Skills
Career Guidance

How To Become a Counsellor Without Going to University

Starting out in the world of work or fancy a career change?  Are you looking for something meaningful, where you can have a positive impact on the lives of others? Counselling may be the path for you, and here we explore how to become a counsellor without going to university Counsellors work in a variety

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What is Person-Centred-Counselling?
Counselling Definitions

What is Person-Centred Counselling?

Person-Centred Counselling For Aspiring Counsellors Person-centred counselling is a gentle, client-led approach to counselling, and it’s one of the most widespread methods. If you’d like to work or volunteer as a counsellor, it’s worth training in this all-important skill. Person-Centred Counselling is: A therapy method that helps people understand themselves better and encourages personal growth. This

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Counselling Skills

9 Core Counselling Skills

The practice of active listening within a counselling context requires a deep understanding of the spoken and unspoken signals given by the client together with a deep understanding of their emotional state and issues at hand.

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Counselling Skills

SOLER Communication

SOLER Communication Techniques in Counselling Soler Communication refers to the skills and techniques needed by counsellors in order to actively listen and engage with their clients. Honing these skills will ensure that clients feel heard, understood, and supported by their counsellor and help the client feel like a part of the therapeutic process. By practising

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Learner Resources

Student Handouts

Free Resource Library for Students of Counselling Active listening Conditions of Worth Boundaries within Skilled Listening Empathy Quiz Free Resource Library for Students of Counselling Join Free

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Counselling Skills

How to use Active Listening in Counselling

Enhancing Empathy and Gaining Trust Introduction At the heart of counselling lies a powerful technique that builds trust, promotes empathy, and establishes a strong therapeutic alliance between the counsellor and the client: active listening. In the world of mental health, active listening serves as a cornerstone for effective communication, guiding the way to a deeper

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