Foundational Counselling Skills

Course Code

FCS

Qualification

Certificate

Mode

Mixed-mode, intensives and online study

Duration

7 Weeks

Foundational Counselling Skills

Course Coordinator: Deanne Reyes

An overview of the Micro and Meta-Skills of Counselling that form the foundation of our training

Relationships are an essential part of life. Being able to understand human issues and to work with people successfully brings quality in life and authenticity in relationships.

Did you know that skills learned from counselling can be applied to many aspects of life?

The Foundational Counselling Skills seminar will uncover your inner knowledge of how to relate to people and provide essential tools to help develop your skills.

This introductory level course is perfect to dip your toe into the water of working with people using empathetic communication.

The Foundational Counselling Skills program is open to all. It can also be taken as a stand alone course to compliment you in your chosen industry as well as give you invaluable skills to navigate any relationship, with yourself and others.

This course can also be used as the bridging course to our Specialist Training Program as well as our Graduate Diploma and Masters Postgraduate Higher Education courses.

 

FEES

7 Week Online Course + 2 Day Workshop

$1,000 (incl. GST)

 
Know your dates and be prepared.

TIMETABLE

Phase 1: 7 weeks

20th January - 3rd March 2022

Topics covered

  • Deep listening and what it really means.
  • Presence, what does it mean to be there for another?
  • Foundational Skills of Counselling
  • Reflective listening and empathy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Skilful use of questions
  • Shaping a healing conversation

Foundational Counselling Skills Workshop

12th & 13th February 2022 - Online

Course Structure

This course involves a 7 week online component and a 2-day in-person workshop, where students can review and discuss their learning and experience with their peers and gain feedback from the tutor.

You will be introduced to the micro-skills of counselling including Active listening, Unconditional positive regard and Empathy as tools to ease communication and to better understand fellow humans.

You will discover how developing strong Micro-skills of Counselling can enhance your knowledge and effectiveness in dealing with human centred issues.

This seminar will teach you the fundamentals of the micro-skills of counselling including:

  • People Skills that will enable you to meet the difficulties that work and life present us
  • Active Listening skills
  • Unconditional Positive Regard
  • The skills to become an effective communicator through empathy
  • Self-awareness and reflective practices
  • An understanding of the holistic approach
  • Confidence in your personal and professional communication practices

Students are given time to absorb & reflect on these skills and to practice within the context of Authenticity in Relationships. The aim is to embody the skills in every day life by using them throughout the week.

This knowledge is delivered within the "person-centred" approach of Rogers and the "will to meaning" of Frankl. Experiential exercises and practice within a supportive and self-reflective environment is an essential part of this seminar.

The importance of awareness of Meta-skills (inner attitudes of the practitioner) is fundamental to our holistic orientation and are covered through the study of Deep Respect, a not knowing mind and trust in the unfolding process of individuation.

The experience as a whole is encapsulated within a holistic understanding of the human condition which completes the seminar and forms a base for much of the work covered in other modules and seminars that we offer.

Admission

The Foundational Counselling Skills program is open to all. It can also be taken as a stand alone course to compliment you in your chosen industry as well as give you invaluable skills to navigate any relationship, with yourself and others.

This course can also be used as the bridging course to our Specialist Training Program as well as our Graduate Diploma and Masters Postgraduate Higher Education courses.

A Journey to Enrich your Life and Your Practice

This course is ideal for individuals, or alternative holistic therapists who want to enrich their lives and practice by learning basic counselling skills from a holistic point of view. This introductory level course is perfect to dip your toe into the water of working with people using empathetic communication.

 

After graduating from the Metavision course in 2011, Deanne continued on as a teaching assistant, growing into the role of Student Liaison for all Metavision courses, she is also an integral part of the team within the Metavision hub as student liaison and runs her own private practice.

With a background in management within the Biomedical equipment industry, Deanne's decision to change careers was based on experiences throughout her life that were not always within her control. This is a common theme with a lot of the students that seek to study with Metavision due to the transformative nature of the course. Her passion for communication and in particular, the Metavision Model has helped her transition from her previous career into her current role where she embodies this model, while working with people from all walks of life.

Deanne teaches the Holistic Counselling Skills Certificate under Christina's mentorship, and also presents the two-day Foundational Counselling Skills workshop.

Registration

  1. Click on the enrol now button
  2. Fill out the application form
  3. Pay the $1000 course fee.
  4. Upon receipt of payment you will be enrolled
  5. Someone will be in touch with your reading list.
  6. Login details will be provided 14th January 2022 with access to the introduction page.
  7. Course content for each week will be made available each Thursday by end of business.

Open to anyone who wants to make a difference.

No prior knowledge of counselling required.

The 'people skills' you learn will give you a foundation of knowledge for dealing with difficulties frequently encountered in all sorts of workplace dramas.

 

Join the vibrant Metavision community and continue your path of evolution with us.