Introductory Course

The Introduction to Counselling
commences at the end of August annually. This course is appropriate for those
who are considering a career in counselling or psychotherapy
wanting to learn about basic counselling
skills and theory. The course gives an overview
of this interesting and challenging area, and helps participants decide which
direction to take if considering this field of work. Participants find this
course enjoyable and thought-provoking.

Aim of Course:

To introduce participants to the theory and practice of
counselling and psychotherapy

To develop your understanding of
the field of counselling and psychotherapy

To learn the basic skills and principles underlying the use
of counselling skills

Entry Requirements:

A willingness to engage in
personal development exercises and skills practice

Course Content

Essential counselling skills, attitudes and principles

Skills development through demonstration, practice,
feedback and coaching

Theoretical input through lectures, handouts and reading list

Content includes an overview of the counselling
and psychotherapy field; training aspects and present trends.

Fees & Enrolment

The course
of €240 (€60/day)
includes 2 training weekends,
beverages, course handouts and use of library books. To enrol
forward full fee to Norman Warden, GCS, Cnocan an Bhodaigh, Furbo, Co. Galway.
An attendance certificate is given on completion of the course.


Typical comments from

“The course gave me a very good insight into counselling
and all its techniques. It also made me take a look at my own personality”.

“I liked the facilitators down to earth approach”.

“The facilitator was informative, open to questions and
also was approachable for advise or help”. 

” I enjoyed the groupwork-interesting and rewarding. Gave
individuals a chance to express their ideas and ask questions”.

“It helped me to explore my own mind and it made me look
at others with a different view”.

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For Information on local transport and accommodation click
link ‘about Furbo’