An introduction to counselling skills 1-day course
During your training as a hypnotherapist, you have been taught all the skills and techniques which are vitally important in the role of hypnotherapist. But did that training equip you to know what to say, how to ask open questions, and how to communicate with your one to one clients? Do you sometimes feel as though you would like to have access to better skills in the therapy room?
Having counselling skills better equips all therapists to help people either professionally or personally. By learning some basic counselling techniques we can become better listeners and more effective helpers. If working with any vulnerable people these basic techniques are essential.
On this one-day course we will look at the following areas;
- active listening - what is it and how to achieve it
- body language - 93% of language is body language, so learning how to read it and respond to it is essential for avoiding miscommunications
- effective verbal communicative responses
- what’s the difference between counsellors and other helping roles?
- self-awareness - what is it and why do we need it? - an introduction to this vast subject
- transference and countertransference - so who else is in the room with you both?
This is an interactive and friendly course, suitable for all hypnotherapists - newly qualified and also those with experience. It is run in small groups with practical exercises interspersed throughout the day so that you can get some hands-on practice. The aim is that you will leave the course feeling confident in the skills you have learnt and able to put them into practice immediately.
About your tutor
Claire Walsh is a practicing BACP accredited counsellor/integrated therapist with eight years of experience. She has delivered various workshops to both professionals and non-professionals for eight years. Previously Claire was a deputy manager nurse for people with learning disabilities helping to run three separate units which included delivering training on CBT skills and behavioural modification techniques.
As an integrated therapist, Claire is experienced with a variety of counselling techniques and theories and so consequently is able to tailor-make the therapy according to the individual.
Hosted by Clem Turner
Clem qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in 2004 and now runs a successful therapy practice with his wife Margaret in Nottinghamshire. For the past 11 years they have been offering CPD Training Courses & Workshops for qualified Hypnotherapists and currently have 17 different courses to choose from. www.clemturner.co.uk/training-courses/