Meet Lutz – Studying Counselling Level 2
Studying: Counselling Level 2
Location: UWE Bristol
Why did you decide to study counselling?
I gravitate to being a helper in my personal and professional life. What brought me to the programme is the recognition that I need the correct tools in my toolbox to be able to deliver a professional service in all circumstances.
I want to ensure that the help I give is ethically sound, and based on solid foundation that guide my friend, family, or student to rise above whatever form of challenges they face.
I found it necessary for me to have a deeper understanding of what counselling skills entail, how it works and why. On many occasions, when someone offloads their circumstances, I empathise with them and feel that weight that is weighing them down. I realised that when I am fully trained, I can help others to a much greater depth whilst protecting my own safety and wellbeing.
Your experience of the Weston College course delivered at UWE
My caring, knowledgeable, and experienced tutors from Weston College are experts in their fields and provide a lot of authentic practice of using counselling skills in the course.
This positive experience is echoed by my cohort because everyone looks forward to attending this course every Tuesday evening after work and family life.
This wonderful collaboration between Weston College and the convenience of attending the course at UWE enables the commute. This is valuable for me and my cohorts as it motivates us to pursue our career and support those that need us.
How the course is assuring your job role or progression at work or further studies
The counselling skills course has been useful in my current role as an educator when addressing children’s emotional needs during these challenging times. The course has also given me a clear vision of the career path I want to take.
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