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  • Introduction to Counselling Skills

    Dates: Thursday 14th February 2019 for 4 weeks


    • an introduction to some of the theory underpinning the practice of counselling
    • develop a range of basic counselling skills
    • help you to understand yourself

    This is a 10 hour awareness-raising course. Together we will engage with the subject to uncover the relational reality of using counselling skills and the impact these interactions can have on yourself and others. You can expect conversation, exploration and self reflection.


    The course will take place on the Headington Campus every Thursday, 5.30pm – 8.00pm, starting 11 October 2018 for 4 weeks.

    The full cost of the course is £40.

    Please note that this course is open to current students at Oxford Brookes only and eligibility will be verified via student number.

    How to book

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    Course Leader

    Rona Rowe MA


    I started my career in the creative industries – theatre, journalism, film and festivals. I then moved into the communication field working with organisational presentation, and learning and development for life and work. I am now working (so they say!) in the ‘wisdom economy.’ Trained in Transactional Analysis – a psychological perspective which underpins all my professional roles, I work as a counsellor, coach and trainer.

    As an independent learning consultant, I’m interested in how we thrive: how individuals and systems create positive outcomes when faced with never-ending challenge and change. My clients typically use me to address relationship building, leadership development, communication skills and capacity to change. As the workplace changes, I am increasingly working with resilience and self-reliance as people need to develop the skills to work independently and globally.

    Recent organisational clients include:

    • Bosch
    • Oxfordshire County Council
    • Ekko
    • Oxford Brookes University
    • Key2
    • Oxford University Press