Introduction to Counselling Skills (theory & practice)


Next course: Temporarily postponed due to Corvid 19 pandemic. The situation will be reviewed in 2021.

Venue: Held at GTI, Father Griffin road, Galway.  

Times: 7-9.30pm, over 8 nights.  

Facilitator: Norman Warden.


This course introduces you to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, developing your understanding of the subject and practising some of the basic skills and principles underlying the use of counseling skills. Please note that this course is primarily focused on theory and skills learning and does not focus on personal development. 


Course Content

·         Overview of the counselling and psychotherapy field.

·         Theoretical models and approaches.

·         Career opportunities and best practice in training.

·         Best practice in accessing a competent therapist.

·         Applying counselling skills in interpersonal situations.

·         Understanding our emotions.

·         Counselling skills development through demonstration & practice.

·         Theoretical input through lectures and lecture notes.


* If you wish to pursue a career in Counselling or Psychotherapy you may also want to consider the Foundation in Counselling and Psychotherapy