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Social care


Bracknell & Wokingham College,
Church Rd,
Bracknell, RG12 1DJ

This workshop is a 'first steps' introduction to the profession of counselling. It is designed to offer an overview of what counselling is and how it fits into a wider 'helping' context.

According to the NHS, counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to and helping people find ways to deal with emotional issues. Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.

This workshop runs at Bracknell and Wokingham College's Woodley Hill House or Church Road sites.

It is a great introduction to the profession and there's plenty of advice and guidance on the best route for training and certification.

What I'll learn

The workshop will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of what counselling is
  • Become more aware of ways in which counselling differs from other 'helping' activities 
  • Understand and practice a range of counselling skills
  • Apply basic counselling skills to practical sessions
  • Understand how to progress with your training to becoming a counsellor at Activate Learning and the CPCAB


How I'll learn

There will a mix of taught and practical sessions throughout the day, and a Q&A session. You will learn through formal instruction, discussion and practical experience. 


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this workshop. However, learners will require basic literacy skills.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 

Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.