CN810.406 Introduction to Counselling with a minimum final grade of Distinction.



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit builds upon the counsellor ways of being and skills of the introductory unit and extends the learner’s knowledge and understanding of counselling theories and practice. Emphasis is on the requirements for establishing a working alliance and using clinical tools and strategies associated with more advanced case conceptualisation, treatment planning and management and therapeutic interventions.

Learners are introduced to the theories and interventions associated with a number of therapeutic models that are commonly associated with the counselling field. Students will familiarise themselves with these approaches and demonstrate and practice specific skills and strategies in the course of their learning. The aim is to develop a sound understanding of a number of theories and therapeutic processes and a framework for exercising sound clinical judgment as to when it is most appropriate to utilize each of these approaches. The therapeutic approaches that are focused on will be drawn from: narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive therapy, or process-emotion focused therapy or transactional analysis, depending on the orientation and expertise of the lecturers teaching the course.

The ongoing task of integration of the different models of counselling is facilitated as the learners will continue to examine and develop their own framework for integrating the various models of counselling and their Christian faith. The Transtheoretical model of differentiating therapeutic practices will be explored to integrate common elements across different models of counselling as well as well as bringing together the interpersonal/relational elements from the various therapeutic approaches.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.