Course Aims

  • To Introduce the Gestalt approach to counselling
  • To invite the learner to consider the application of a Person-Centred approach and Gestalt approach in a counselling context and develop self-awareness
  • Encourage the learner to consider the process of change for themselves and others
  • Allow the learner to gain practical experience through working in triads
  • To keep a week-by-week reflective journal and a piece of work demonstrating growing 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
  • 1000 word assignment
  • 600 word process journal

Progression Routes

  • 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

East Riding College – Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills followed by Level 4 Diploma in Counselling

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


  • £220

*Balance to be paid in full before course start

Entry Requirements

  • Level 1 in Counselling – all students must start with Level 1 and work through the levels, whatever their professional or academic background

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday 1st May 2024

5 weeks online on Wednesdays 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

1 week in-person on Saturday 8th June 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