Approaches to Counselling: Person-Centred

This short, introductory course introduces the underlying theory and concepts of the Humanistic, Person-Centred Approach to counselling. The course will be of particular interest to those interested in exploring the field of counselling or those who work with people in a volunteer capacity.

Course Content

On this short course you will be introduced to the work of the Humanistic approach to counselling and in particular, theorists Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow. The main topics will be:

Roger?s core-conditions of the therapeutic relationship


Unconditional Positive Regard

Empathic Understanding

Maslow?s concept of motivation, growth and self-actualisation

This course is predominantly theoretical and not skills based.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however, to fully benefit from the workshop we recommend that you have a minimum of Level 1 English speaking and listening skills.

Assessment Methods

Whilst is no formal assessment for this short course, you will be asked to complete a short Personal Learning Review.

Additional Information

This is an on-site, classroom-based course. Please arrive promptly and commit to attending the whole session.

Please bring pen and paper or other method of notetaking.

Following this course, you may be interested in attending our other Introduction courses entitled ?Approaches to? , or other mental well-being courses. If you are interested in becoming a counsellor, you may be interested in our Introduction to Counselling course which can lead to studying for a qualification through the Level 2 Counselling Skills course.

For other related mental well-being and counselling courses see our website: Counselling | RHACC | Richmond | London UK


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.