Renew Counselling and Training

Sign up for our Introduction to Counselling course – starting this spring

Are you a good listener? Develop your listening and responding skills and improve how you communicate by joining us on our Introduction to Counselling course, taking place at our Chelmsford centre.

Join Renew for an engaging introduction to the world of counselling. Whether you’re considering further counselling study, or you’re looking to improve your interpersonal skills, this course is an excellent platform to increase your understanding.

Pass all three key units to receive Renew’s Level 2 Award:

  • The professional context of counselling

    In this unit, you’ll begin with a basic introduction to counselling.  Develop an understanding of what counselling is, including the importance of abiding to an ethical framework (such as the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions). Improve your understanding of the importance of creating the right environment and ethos for the helping relationship.

  • Communication skills in helping relationships

    Explore effective communication skills used in helping relationships. You’ll develop a range of listening and responding skills to establish and improve interactions.

  • An introduction to personal development and theory

    Reflect on your own values, beliefs and personal development, and identify areas for future development.

Supportive feedback

You’ll be provided with supportive feedback throughout the course and will be assessed on your knowledge and skills. We’ll support you to develop your skills and understanding of the counselling environment through a variety of classroom activities, including triad skills practice and discussions. In addition, you’ll keep a weekly reflective journal to record and develop your learning.  You’ll need to allow about two hours a week for writing up and background reading.

Why train with Renew?

We’re proud to be known as a centre for excellence for both our counselling and training offer. While Renew is rooted in over 100 years of history, we’re also a dynamic and forward-looking organisation that places high importance on learning and continuous professional development. 

We are passionate about providing high-quality, professional training. Our specialist training is exciting, innovative and meets BACP training standards.

Whether you’re just starting out in your counselling journey, looking for extra support in a caring profession or brushing up on your skills and knowledge, we have a course for you. Find out more about our training offer here.

Costs and further information

Duration: 12 weeks (1 evening per week)

Suitable for:

– Those considering a career in counselling

– Those planning to eventually apply for the DipHE Counselling (Children and Young People). 

– Those working in other caring professions, e.g.: teachers, teaching assistants and social workers.

– Those looking to improve their communication skills.

Next course begins: April 2023. Classes will run one evening a week.

Cost: Fees for this course are £240.

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To sign up to this course, or if you’d like to know more, contact us via the link below: