Introduction to Psychotherapy & Counseling
By Aviva Keren Barnett

COURSE description

Have you ever wondered what counselling and psychotherapy was really all about? What makes going to counselling different from speaking to a close friend, or relative? What kind of counselling theories are there? If you asked yourself these question, or if you’re interested in learning more before deciding whether to go into the field, this course is definitely for you!

I am a trained, experienced therapist and my style is gentle, compassionate, and reassuring. I have designed this course to give you a taste for the field of Psychology and Therapy so you can deepen your understanding and learn some new skills. You will be quizzed after each section to be sure you understand the material well, and you will come away with clarity and a new perspective.

Here’s some of what you will gain from this course:

What counselling really is.
The main counselling theories.
Types of counselling skills.
The benefits of counselling.
What makes counselling different from other helping relationships.
The counselling relationship.
The therapeutic frame.

What you’ll learn:

You will come away with a clear understanding of what counselling is all about, how it works, and what makes it different from talking to a close friend.

This is an introduction to counselling skills and theory course and a great basic course to give you an understanding of what counselling theory is, and how it practically works.

If you are looking to get a better grasp of the field to see if it’s right for you before investing any further, this course is a must for you!



1 hrs
6 mins





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About the Instructor

Aviva Keren Barnett

Aviva Keren Barnett is an existential psychotherapist, counsellor, clinical supervisor and international lecturer. Aviva trained in Birkbeck College, Regents College and The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. Aviva works online and face to face with her clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self worth and more.

Aviva is registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy and Counselling and is just as passionate about her work now compared to when she started 20 years ago!

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