Holbeck College

Person-Centred Counselling

Learn the fundamentals of how counselling and psychotherapy work, and how to use counselling skills.

Study time
5 hours

Level 2

Start date
6 February 2023


Where you are looking to work as a counsellor, strengthen personal and professional relationships, or add a valuable skill to your CV, counselling skills are essential for forming meaningful bonds with other people.

This course will teach you the fundamentals of counselling. We will use the person-centred (also known as client-centred) approach developed by Carl Rogers to empower others to find solutions to their problems and help them move forward.

The person-centered approach places the client's experiences at the heart of counselling. By helping people to develop greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, they are able to feel positive about themselves and find ways to grow and develop as a person.

This course is suitable for those who are new to counselling, or those with existing counselling skills that are looking to understand the person-centred approach. We will cover:

You will learn through a variety of ways including video lessons, reading, reflection exercises and multiple-choice quizzes.

About Level 2

Level 2 is an introductory level qualification suitable for all. They typically do not require prior experience and will take 6-12 weeks to complete based on studying one module per week. See the course description for information specific to this course.


"This was a great course as an introduction to person-centred therapy. The course leader was very engaging and the content was delivered in such a way that it was interesting and easy to understand." Emma Cooper
"This was a great course. Well presented with lots of useful and practical information. I feel confident applying what I have learnt in helping others. I highly recommend this course." Scott Burtonclay
"It's been a great learning. Have been an academic and educator for over two decades and therefore also acted as a counsellor and mentor. This course has structured my innate thoughts and methods in through a scientific approach." Triveni Goswami Mathur


This course is available via our on-demand platform. You can learn at your own pace but you will access to your tutor if you have any questions or need additional support. Have some questions before joining the course? Reach out via the contact us page.

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