An introduction to counselling skills - one day course
Sutton in Ashfield
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 do 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 - who else is in the room with you both?
This is an interactive and friendly course. 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.
The cost of the workshop includes a comprehensive manual, safe car parking, delicious buffet lunch, refreshments throughout the day, and certificate of attendance.
This course is a standalone course but also part one of a set of three. Look out for more details on parts two and three coming soon. Parts two and three will include things such as the drama triangle and how to work within it, the theories of counselling, body mapping, transactional analysis as a form of understanding the ego and aiding communication, and much more.
About Clem Turner
Claire Walsh is a practicing BACP accredited counsellor/integrated therapist with 8 years of experience. She has delivered various courses to both professionals and non-professionals for 8 years. At the heart of all her therapy is the core conditions of genuineness, unconditional acceptance and empathy which she also brings to her courses.