Counselling Practice

Module code: AE1313

Module co-ordinator: TBC

In this module you will examine the crucial role of boundaries and confidentiality in practising counselling. Ensuring that you have a clear framework within which to think about what you are hearing - and about what the client may be leaving unsaid - will improve your listening skills.

Topics covered

  • The frame and confidentiality
  • Beginning and ending sessions
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Listening with psychodynamic ears for what is not said
  • How to use and deepen the relationship
  • Counselling skills


  • 5 one-hour lectures
  • 10 one-hour seminars
  • 1 one-hour practical class
  • 1 one-hour tutorial


  • Summary of reflective learning journal, 1,000 words (30%)
  • Recorded 20-minute role-play counselling session (including transcript) plus analysis of the process and skills demonstrated, 3,000 words (70%)