• To develop and practice core counselling skills.
• To develop an understanding of the logistical, content and process factors associated with providing one-to-one consultancy.
This workshop will be a blend of directed preparation followed by virtual delivery. The virtual delivery will focus primarily of experiential learning including stimulus presentations, group discussion and activities, skill practice in the form of role-play activities and reflective practice.
Candidates will be required to upskill their theoretical knowledge of the Humanistic / Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches and recommended to purchase David Tod and Martin Eubank (eds) (2020), Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: current approaches to helping clients, Routledge.
Candidates will be provided with a pre-course workbook (which will be sent 10 days prior to the workshop date). This workbook will provide more detailed information regarding the experiential components of the course along with specific direction and expectation for the preparatory reading.
Summary of course themes:
The pre-course workbook will add further detail to the course themes and indicative timetable of the order the themes will be delivered.
• An exploration of the core counselling conditions.
• An appreciation of the characteristic of professional relationships in general and therapeutic relationships in particular.
• Exploring and practicing core counselling skills.
• Structuring one-to-one support delivery.
• Psychological Approaches
• Initial considerations of professional philosophies of practice.