Introduction to Counselling skills, Wendy Gregory

Develop basic counselling skills that will help you support work colleagues, friends and loved ones going through tough times. Asking everyone you meet deep and meaningful questions while peering over your glasses in a knowing way: optional.

Why we love this course

We’ve all been in a situation with someone we care about when we don’t know what to say. When they are overcome with emotion, overwhelmed or generally struggling and looking for support. We’ve also been in situations where we know someone needs help and support but they don’t know how to ask for it. It can be really tough for everyone and can leave you feeling like you should have done more.

Wendy’s brilliant course will help you feel more comfortable in these types of situations. She’s not going to turn you into Sigmund Freud (who’d want to be that guy anyway?) and you definitely won’t be able to set up your own counselling practice after completing it. However, you will have more of an idea if this is something you want to pursue further, as well as being equipped to deal with situations where listening, questioning and holding space (rather than dominating or avoiding it) for someone to express their emotions and work through them, will come in very handy.  So, like, everyday life then, right?

We think this course couldn’t have come at a better time. Knowing how to support people you care about in whatever capacity when times get tough, what could be more life-enhancing than that?

You should book this course if

You want to develop counselling skills / you want to find out more about the skills involved in becoming a counsellor.

Must be over 25 (no upper age limit).

No previous qualifications or experience are necessary.

What's the format?

  • 3 x 1.5 hour workshops held hosted on Zoom

The best bits

  • Skills you can apply in everyday life
  • Friendly expert advise
  • The chance to ask questions in an interactive format

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When's the next course?

The next’s course is scheduled to run on the following dates:

23rd September

30th September

7th October

Want more details? No problem, read on...

The course will cover:

  • The difference between professional counselling and using counselling skills
  • When can/should you use counselling skills and how can they help?
  • A little bit of theory – The Person Centred Approach
  • The qualities that make a good listener
  • Practising active listening skills
  • The physical setting
  • What is your agenda?
  • Probing
  • Using questions and challenge
  • Setting (and sticking to!) boundaries
  • What not to do!
  • Confidentiality issues and ethical dilemmas
  • Dual roles and difficulties
  • Exercising self-care
  • When to refer on
  • Taking it further – the different routes into becoming a therapist

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