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Interpersonal & Counselling Skills
Postgraduate course
PG Cert

Interpersonal & Counselling Skills

Overview

You will gain a thorough grounding in the practical skills needed to be an effective counsellor and you will be encouraged to adopt a self-reflective approach when evaluating your abilities - exploring your feelings, attitudes and personal relational issues.

You will enhance your understanding of social and cultural differences and values, and you will analyse ethical dilemmas found in the profession. This will give you the ability to work effectively and sensitively with clients from a variety of backgrounds.

Even if you have limited experience in interpersonal and counselling practice, this course will provide you with the fundamentals needed to enter this rewarding field.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
You'll develop skills that will help you analyse dilemmas and work effectively and sensitively with ethical issues such as social and cultural differences including diverse values, beliefs and attitudes of clients.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:

Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree and have completed a face to face short course in Counselling Skills (at least 12 hours study). If you have not already undertaken relevant training we will be running skills weekends, further details will be available shortly.

All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

Zainah Khan

Careers

Zainah Khan
General Manager and English language teacher From Zero International Language School

PG Cert Interpersonal & Counselling Skills

“"My course has been really empowering. It teaches skills that you can implement in your own life, as well as academically and professionally. I've developed a great sense of self-awareness and empathy, which support me in establishing good rapport with my students. These abilities have become natural to me, and I use them every day in my job."

Modules & learning

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Focus on developing reflective, professional and ethical use of counselling skills in the work place. By understanding an organisation's ethical codes of practice, your own personal ethics and those of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy you will raise your awareness of everyday ethical dilemmas at work and provides a background for evaluating them.

Critically reflect on the personal development aspects of what you have learnt previously and draw upon the relevance of experiences at work and at home.

Combine theory and practice using the interpersonal and counselling skills you have developed. You will apply the knowledge you have built up to a fictional character and demonstrate your understanding of the core theory models.

Sue Sherwin
Sue Sherwin
Dean of School

Sue Sherwin is Dean for the School of Health and Community Studies. She joined our University as a Senior Lecturer in 1996 after supporting the development of the first degree in Mental Health Nursing from Leeds Beckett.

Our School is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals. All of our academics have worked in health, public health and the caring professions, and many still maintain their professional practice to ensure we maintain a strong link between our teaching and the demands of the professional workplace. We bring this quality of care to the way in which we support our students through their learning.
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Paul Nicholson, Course Leader

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Interpersonal Skills Suite
    Interpersonal Skills Suite

    We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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