Course Aims

  • To Introduce the learner to the person-centred approach to counselling
  • To develop communication and listening skills
  • Encourage the learner to become more self-reflective
  • Allow the learner to gain practical experience through working in triads
  • To keep a week-by-week reflective journal for self-reflection, to show and develop self-awareness


  • 6 weeks (5 weeks online and 1 week in-person)


  • This is a vocational course, therefore 100% attendance is expected and contributes towards a pass mark
  • 600 word assignment
  • 500 word process journal

Progression Routes

  • Level 2 – Award in Counselling Skills (Certificates awarded by Focus Counselling)
  • Level 3 and onwards – passing Level 2 does not guarantee acceptance on a Level 3 course. Providers that accept Level 2 in Counselling or equivalent (usually subject to application and interview). Some providers may require an accredited course.

Focus has agreed progression routes as follows:

SCPTI – Scarborough Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute – UKCP accredited (various)

Grimsby Institute – ABC Level 3 in Counselling Skills, Foundation Diploma Award followed by Degree level

These learning providers welcome applicants from Focus Counselling *subject to application and interview *correct as of December 2023.


  • £125

*Balance to be paid in full before course start

Entry Requirements

  • None

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday 21st February 2024

5 weeks online on Wednesdays 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

1 week in-person on Saturday 6th April 2024, 10.00am to 4.00pm at the Focus Centre, 18 John Street, Hull, HU2 8DH.

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I really enjoyed the build up of information each week that we used in our skills sessions. I also liked stepping out of my comfort zone. Thank you!

Focus Student
I really enjoyed the course. I was made to feel relaxed and I found the handouts useful.
Focus Student
The tutor was very relaxed, engaging and friendly. She encouraged discussion and questions which I found really useful.
Focus Student

Get in Touch

If you have any queries about Focus Counselling Services or would like to find out more about the services we offer, please do get in touch.

01482 891564