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Counselling Skills

Counselling skills form the foundation of the relationship between client and therapist. Learn the theory and practical application as well as how to explain counselling skills in your assignments.

Counselling Theory

Counselling theory explained in a way that is easy to understand. Theoretical approaches compared and contrasted, evaluated and outlined with top tips for writing your assignment.

Ethics and Practice

Counselling practice is underpinned by an ethical framework, legislation and professional practice requirements. Get an insight on how to link theory to practice in your assignments.

Online Counselling Resources

Welcome to our online campus, this site offers a wealth of study resources useful to students of counselling and psychotherapy.

What is Counselling Tutor?

The counselling tutor website was founded by Counsellor Kenneth Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes.
Counselling Tutor is made up of a collection of informative videos, blogs and counselling resources training materials aimed at those looking for help with they're counselling assignments

Counselling theory, skills practise, ethical considerations and saying counselling models are explained in easy to understand way by a qualified counselling tutor.
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Who is it for?

This site is not just for the student counsellor. We warmly welcome practitioners who value counselling continued professional development and we are committed to providing accurate and up to date information on all aspects of counselling.

General public looking to get an understanding of what counselling is about are of course welcome and I hope the simple explanations will help demystify some of the misconceptions that surround counselling.

The Counselling Tutor Facebook group is the ideal meeting place for  students of counselling and psychotherapy all over the world. The private group is a great place to exchange views, get support and have a general chin wag about counselling related issues.

Counselling tutor offer support and resorcses for students undertaking a counselling course who feel they would like some extra support.

Counselling Tutor Podcast 054 – Mobile Phones in the Therapy Room – Separation Individuation Theory – When Clients Come to Therapy Reluctantly

054 – Mobile Phones in the Therapy Room – Separation Individuation Theory – When Clients Come to Therapy Reluctantly

By Ken | October 14, 2017

054 – Mobile Phones in the Therapy Room – Separation Individuation Theory – When Clients Come to Therapy Reluctantly In episode 54 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken and Rory discuss how to deal with clients who check their mobile phones during therapy sessions. ‘Theory with Rory’ explains Margaret Mahler’s separation individuation theory. Finally, the…

Counselling Tutor Podcast 053 – Writing a Journal – Self-Object Transference – Collective Grief

053 – Writing a Journal – Self-Object Transference – Collective Grief

By Ken | October 7, 2017

053 – Writing a Journal – Self-Object Transference – Collective Grief In episode 53 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken and Rory provide tips on journal-writing. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks at self-object and self-object transference (from the self-psychology movement). Finally, the presenters discuss the phenomenon of collective grief.

Counselling Tutor Podcast 052 – Self-Care in Skills Practice – Topdog and Underdog in Gestalt Therapy – Is Age a Barrier in Counselling?

052 – Self-Care in Skills Practice – Topdog and Underdog in Gestalt Therapy – Is Age a Barrier in Counselling?

By Ken | September 30, 2017

052 – Self-Care in Skills Practice – Topdog and Underdog in Gestalt Therapy – Is Age a Barrier in Counselling? In episode 52 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken and Rory discuss how to look after yourself in skills practice. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks at the concepts of topdog and underdog in gestalt therapy. Last, the…