Counselling Skills – Introduction - Coun(Int)16



  • Course Fee: €209.00 which includes all registration fees.
  • Course Format: Distance Learning Resource of 5 lessons.
  • Duration: Students have up to 6 months to complete this course which is ample time and can start it at anytime of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
  • Enrol now to secure your place!


“These Counselling Resources are designed to meet two requirements. Firstly, the need to provide an overview of a particular counselling topic as a prelude, perhaps, to possibly undertaking a full-time resource of study on that topic.

Secondly, these resources are designed to assist and enhance the knowledge of existing qualified counsellors on a particular topic.”


Course Description

The aim of this Introduction to Counselling Skills course is to develop a student’s understanding of the application of counselling skills to everyday and workplace situations and provide a sound foundation for career/personal development.

The course demonstrates how the ethical use of counselling skills can enhance a primary role (whether as a teacher, healthcare worker, social worker, administrator or volunteer) in a range of helping and supervisory situations.


Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Learning to Learn

Lesson 2: Active Listening

Lessons 3 & 4: A Model for Helping/Responding Skills

Lesson 5: Getting There – Goals, Targets and Endings.



Upon completion of this course you may take a final online examination. Full details of this examination are automatically sent to you at the end of the course. The examination costs €65 and is taken at home at your convenience.  If you receive 70% or more in this examination you will receive an ITEC – Irish Training and Educational Centre Resource certificate.


Contact Us

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Irish Training & Educational Centre,

Unit 9,

Leopardstown Business Centre,
Ballyogan Road,
Dublin 18.
Our Loc8 Code is: NM3-08-S03 »(Click here to view this Loc8 Code.)

Tel: 01 2061832

Email Address:
[email protected]


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