King Edward VI College has added a new course to it’s evening counselling programme which is set to start this September.
The college has been running a range of evening courses for the last 3 years and has now added the Therapeutic Diploma in Counselling to the range.
College counsellor and teacher Jane Brown said “For anyone interested in a career in counselling, caring or support these qualifications can be used to broaden your knowledge and improve your employability skills.” The Certificate in Counselling Skills is focused on the practical use of counselling. You learn skills to help others including listening, boundaries, confidentiality, empathy, open questioning, summarising and many more. Jemma Alcock, aged 30 from Nuneaton is currently doing the Certificate in Counselling Skills course and said “I chose this course to help me gain the skills needed for future job roles. I think the most valuable thing this course has taught me is how to listen and empathise with others.”
The next step is the Certificate in Counselling Theory. This course builds on the counselling skills learnt in the first course by studying the counselling theory that underpins the skills. The theory studied is Person Centered. Another student Alison Broughton, aged 35 from Earl Shilton said “I wanted a new challenge and hopefully this will lead to a change in career. I have gained a lot of self awareness and confidence, met new friends and thoroughly enjoyed the course.”
The new addition to the range is the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. This qualification is a two year course that leads to successful candidates holding a Diploma qualifying them as counsellors working within an agency setting. Ashlee Byrne from Hinckley said “I have always been interested in counselling and now I have a deeper insight and further skills and experience. I plan to continue onto the next course and eventually become a qualified counsellor.”
To find out more visit www.kecnuneaton.ac.uk Apply either by phoning the college and ask for Jane Brown or e-mail Jane.firstname.lastname@example.org