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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.

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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.

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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 064 – Language Use by Clients – Assessing Clients – Person-Centred Interventions

064 – Language Use by Clients – Assessing Clients – Person-Centred Interventions

By Ken | January 13, 2018

064 – Language Use by Clients – Assessing Clients – Person-Centred Interventions In episode 64 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes discuss what to do when a client uses language that you might be uncomfortable with or not understand. Next, in a brand-new slot – ‘Practice Matters’ – Rory offers guidance…

Counselling Tutor Podcast Ep 063 – Patterns of Relating – Cyber Trauma – When Your Moral Compass Shifts

063 – Patterns of Relating – Cyber Trauma – When Your Moral Compass Shifts

By Ken | December 23, 2017

063 – Patterns of Relating – Cyber Trauma – When Your Moral Compass Shifts In episode 63 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes offer guidance on the meaning of the term ‘patterns of relating’. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks at the new area of cyber trauma. Finally, the presenters discuss the life-changing…

CT Podcast Ep62

062 – First Contact with Clients – Philosophy of Martin Buber – Challenging Our Own Prejudice

By Ken | December 16, 2017

062 – First Contact with Clients – Philosophy of Martin Buber – Challenging Our Own Prejudice In episode 62 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes offer tips on how to make the first contact with a new client. ‘Theory with Rory’ summarises Martin Buber’s concept of ‘I–Thou’ versus ‘I-It’. Last, the…