Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills Course

Agored Cymru Level 2 Counselling Communication Skills | Agored Cymru Level 2 Counselling Skills

If you have a caring nature and like the idea of counselling, this is the ideal course to learn and practise a range of skills as the first step towards becoming a counselling practitioner.

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Is this course right for me?

These introductory courses are aimed at those who may have little or no experience in the subject and it does not lead directly to an employed role. However, it has been designed as the first step in the ladder for professional development for aspiring and practising counsellors.

This course is not suitable for anyone who has had a recent bereavement or trauma and not suitable for personal therapy.

Divided into two eight week parts:

  • The first part (Counselling Communication Skills) can be completed as a standalone unit designed to develop your communication skills
  • The second part (Counselling Skills) covers the skills and attitudes required in counselling, you must complete part one if you’d like to study this part

Part 1 courses normally start in the Autumn and Spring terms, and Part 2 courses start in Spring and Summer terms

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this course, please do not hesitate to contact our community courses team, during working hours, on 01437 753 139 or anytime via email

  • No formal entry requirements
  • Life skills, experience and maturity are important
  • You should have some basic computer skills including being able to save and locate files and access websites
  • The learner must be over the age of 19

Counselling Communication Skills

This part can be completed as a standalone qualification designed to develop your communication skills

You will cover the skills and qualities needed in a counsellor: paraphrasing, open and closed questions, verbal and non-verbal communication.

Modules to be studied include:

  • Communication Skills Used in Counselling
  • Paraphrase Statements
  • Difference Between Open and Closed Questions
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communications
  • Barriers to Communication in the Counselling Settings
  • Non-judgemental Behaviour

Counselling Skills

To complete this part you must complete part one.

This unit covers the skills and attitudes necessary in counselling, understanding of personal awareness of values and skills which may affect a helping relationship.

Modules to be studied include:

  • Counselling Skills Theory
  • Ethical Approaches in Counselling
  • Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes Desirable in Counselling
  • Develop Self-awareness in Helping Settings

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

On successful completion of both parts you may want to do the Level 3 Counselling Studies course.

Following completion of this course you might want to try another one of our community courses.

  • You will need to provide your own device/laptop for parts of this course, click here to find out more

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No additional costs
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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