I would have liked to have seen more links included to bereavement material online e.g YouTube clips,training videos etc as in the introduction to counselling. I came across The Counselling Channel which was very insightful.The notes of the course however were good apart from some statements which were a bit vague.
I had some prior knowledge and experience of CBT but these materials took me that much further in my learning. The exercises were fantastic and really helped to consolidate the learning. They encouraged me to think through and learn what was being taught. There was a lot of information packed into each lesson.
I really liked the introduction to the different counselling approaches very much, and this is one of the reasons why I chose the course in the first place. The second section was a little surprising to me in that it seemed to get into quite advanced skills very quickly although it is a basic course. Perhaps it is just my too-literal mindset but it bothered me a little that it said somewhere in the course text that advanced empathy is not for the first appointment for the client and yet the advanced empathy assignment situation was with a new client.