Learning and teaching on the course
You will explore some of the ideas from both humanistic and psychodynamic theory and how these ideas can help people find meaning in their lives. You will also engage in experiential work where you work in small groups within a ‘fishbowl’. This is where you work with a colleague from the course and other people in the group and the facilitator gives you feedback to help you develop your counselling skills.
This module starts in September and is 12 weeks (excluding the winter break). Timings are 5.30pm–8.30pm weekly at the University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus. For the first week the module will start at 4.30pm with an introduction to the library.
Why choose this course?
You will have the chance to explore what counselling skills are and how to use them to help people in a variety of settings where you are engaged in working with people. If you are intending to undertake either of the postgraduate diplomas in counselling at the University of Brighton, then this module will be invaluable in assisting you in your choice between the two courses might wish to study and in addition enables you to explore the purpose and use of counselling skills.
Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell, Casemore R. (20110)
Counselling in a Nutshell, Dryden W. (2010)
Counselling Skills and Theory, Hough M. (2014)
Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell, Howard S. (2018)
Psychodynamic Counselling in Action, Jacobs M. (2017)
Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Mearns D., Thorne B. McLeod J. (2013)
£800 (academic year 2023–24)