Course: BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care
Unit 24 – Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care Settings
Hand out date: Thursday 19th September
Hand in date: Thursday 9th of January 2014
Student: Assessor: Wilhelmenia Etoga Ngono
As a trainee counsellor, one of your first assignments is for you to develop and practice with other members of your course
the various counselling skills which you will use in your practice. Following a visit from a practicing counsellor, you have
been requested to create a step by step guide of the skills required in order to become an effective counsellor and to
implement and review your abilities to develop those skills.
To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that
the learner is able to
Task No Page no’s or evidence
e.g., booklet, video
P1 Describe the processes for initiating, maintaining,
developing and concluding a helping relationship.
Task 1b Step by step flow chart.
P2 Demonstrate the use of counselling skills in a simulated
Task 2a Simulated Role Plays
P3 Review the strengths and weaknesses of own
counselling skills development and practice.
Task 3 Reflective review of
feedback provided by
observers in P2
M 1 Assess how integrating counselling skills should support
Task 1b Factsheet
M2 Assess how the development of counselling skills affects
Task 2b JOHARI window report
D1 Analyse own strengths and weaknesses in using
Task 4 Report
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Assignment title 1 Knowing the processes for initiating, maintaining, developing and concluding a helping
relationship using counselling skills.
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In order to achieve P1, you will need to create a step by step flow chart of the processes for
initiating, maintaining, developing and concluding a helping relationship. You will need to
ensure that you use key terminology under section 1 of your unit content handout and will be
required to use at least 3/4 per sub-section underlined above.
In order to achieve M1, you will need to assess using key theorists such as Egan, Rogers and
Maslow how the integration of counselling skills into a patient care plan can support them
further. You will need to create a factsheet which assesses the benefits/downsides of various
skills identified in P1 in supporting a client better.
In order to achieve P2, you will be taking part in a simulated role play in which you will be given
the opportunity to practice the many skills you have learned about in your P1 and M1 tasks.
You will be required to write one role play scenario which will be used in the simulated role
plays. The role plays will be recorded and uploaded for your personal review onto the course
In order to achieve M2, you will need using the JOHARI window to assess how your
development of counselling skills for P2 has affected your self-development. You will to
consider Luft and Ingham theory when assessing how your own knowledge of who you are has
been affected by developing and using various counselling skills.
In order to achieve P3, you will to write a reflective review of your own counselling skills
demonstrated for P2 through the feedback which you have received by the observers.
In order to achieve D1, you will need to analyse in a report format, the strategies used in health
and social care when using counselling skills to create and develop a helping relationship. You
will need to make references to the role play situations uploaded onto the blog to provide
Sources of information.
Stretch, B et al (2010) BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 Book 1. Pearson Education
Moonie, N (2006) GCE AS Level Health and Social Care. Oxford Heinemann
Moore, S et al (2010) Sociology AS for OCR. Collins