Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England


This course is designed for people who work in a setting which involves offering help, support, or guidance to others; people working in education, the National Health Service, voluntary agencies, social services, government schemes or in the private sector find the course provides invaluable skills and knowledge; counselling skills are introduced through student-centred and experiential methods of learning; students consider a wide variety of counselling-related subjects; this includes looking at different models of counselling, learning what it is like to be a client, being clear what a client-counsellor contract is about, developing self-awareness, developing a clear understanding of when counselling is and is not appropriate, safe and ethical use of counselling skills, and being aware of some of the limitations of counselling.

Entry requirements

No formal requirements are necessary, however students must be working in a paid or voluntary setting in which counselling skills can be used. Applicants must complete an online or written application and, if short-listed, take part in an interview process.

Course modules

Modules include: Peer support; introduction to counselling; person-centred and gestalt approaches to counselling; group work; practical work; key issues; reading.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Certificate Part-time evening only £ 2,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development, AID
Telephone number: 
0117 32 83333