Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists

Course Dates: 14/03/20
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Corinne Moffatt-Santos

Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice. This course is suitable for recently qualified therapists as well as therapists in training.


What is the course about?

This course will give you the opportunity to develop some core counselling skills that will be relevant to your work as an SLT.

What will we cover?

The differences between counselling and counselling skills
The core conditions – central to Carl Rogers’ person-centred approach
Relevance of counselling skills for SLT’s
Listening and responding
Skills practice sessions with feedback – these will form a major part of the day
The role of questions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Distinguish counselling skills from counselling
Identify the person-centred core conditions
Identify the relevance of counselling skills for SLTs
Describe the difference between ‘being’ and ‘doing’
Reflect on your use of paraphrasing, reflecting, summarising and questioning
Identify areas of strength and need from self-reflection and feedback received.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary

Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.

This course is most suitable for recently qualified speech and language therapists who have done little or no
counselling skills training, and for student speech and language therapists.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be a large experiential component to the course with a number of skills based practice sessions. There will be some theory input.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs. There will some pre-course reading to support your learning.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may choose to do further counselling/counselling skills training either at Build or elsewhere. Build has a 3 day 'Effective counselling skills for SLT’s course’ which may be a useful next step if you want to do further work in this area.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
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Check your level

Course Code: XS511

Sat, day, 14 Mar - 14 Mar '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £99.00

Before booking on this course, we'll need you to log in or register with us if you're new. Please then contact us for a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2578

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.

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