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Counselling Training Workshop - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Level 2
10:00 - 16:00
1 week

This course will be delivered online for now and will resume in the classroom as soon as possible. Are you considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy and wondering how to go about it? This course will give you a chance to discuss and find out more about this challenging role.

There is parking on site of the Canterbury Academy.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Michael Harris

Michael Harris holds the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (person-centred) and studied Levels 2 and 3 with Kent Adult Education in Gravesend. Towards the end of Level 3, Michael was approached to become a tutor for KAE.

Originally employed as a sports teacher and then HR Manager (specialising in Recruitment and Selection), Michael’s previous employment includes over 10 years as an assistant to a Consultant Psychologist in London - undertaking psychological assessments of adults and children in the care system. Michael has extensive experience of utilising counselling skills in his work and has a particular interest in developing knowledge of and working with the Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Community (GSRD).

Michael holds a Level 3 qualification in Adult Education and Training and has been teaching for KAE since September 2019.

Pronouns: he/him

View all courses taught by Michael Harris here

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). This measure is dictated by circumstances and the course will be delivered back in the classroom as soon as possible. There will be a mixture of tutor input and practical activity. All students will learn about listening and other skills required in counselling.
During the course your tutor will feedback to you and check your understanding. You will also complete an end of course evaluation.

What can I do next?

We have a range of self development courses including counselling.

You may be interested in the following subject areas:

Emotional Intelligence - Know your own Personality
Introduction to Psychology
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Introduction
Understanding Autistic Behaviour
Understanding and Supporting Children with Autism
Mental Health First Aid
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Assertiveness - Building Confidence and Self-Esteem
Build Confidence Through Drama and Voice
New Year, New You - how to present yourself better at home and at work

Please ask at the counter or phone 0300 041 2222 or enrol online at

What do I need to join the course

There are no special requirements – this is an introduction to help you to decide if you wish to study the subject further.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about counselling and psychotherapy.You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/118508/M/LC.