Advanced Counselling Skills

Module code: AE1113

Module co-ordinator: Mary Graham

In this module you will further explore the role of boundaries and confidentiality in the practice of counselling. You will learn how to maintain a therapeutic stance and how to use a conceptual framework for listening and for making interventions and we will consider the use of empathy in the therapeutic relationship. We will also discuss how your self-knowledge and you ability to recognise your counter-transference have improved throughout the course.


  • 5 one-hour lectures
  • 10 one-hour seminars
  • 15 one-hour practical classes and workshops
  • 1 one-hour tutorial


  • Recorded role play and critique of skills, 2,000 words (70%)
  • Learning journal, 1,000 words (30%)