on 9 April 2014
This course comes with a theory book, several workbooks and several CDs. The authors on the CDs reinforce the learning in the workbooks. It is like having your own personal tutor. The course makes you think like a professional counsellor and makes you really think about how to listen and counsel others. It also emphasises self-awareness as a key to helping other people. The textbook introduces you to theory but if you've worked out your own way of counselling, mentoring and listening, you can just take what you need and leave the rest. The only slight downside is that the publisher has stopped providing a companion website where one could have found peer support and done some useful networking. Never mind, it's still excellent course material.