09. September 2019 - 10:00
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Introduction to Counselling Skills | 391 to 393 Tooronga Road | Monday, 09. September 2019

Introduction to Counselling Skills

This two day course is aimed at individuals who are currently working in a helping role and would like to further develop their skills, or anyone who is interested in learning more about counselling and potentially looking to take the first step towards a new career.
In this program participants will learn the basic skills required to become effective in helping people with their problems, conflicts, decisions, and relationships. Through hands-on exercises and role-play, students will come to understand what is required to become an effective counsellor.
Participants will learn to recognise and develop the qualities required of helpers, and have the skills to build rapport and a collaborative working relationship with clients. The emphasis is on developing practical skills and building your confidence, and understanding some of the core, often complex, issues which are present in the counselling process.

Learning Objectives

Understand the importance of the therapeutic alliance
Understand and be able to demonstrate active listening skills
Develop awareness of body language and non-verbal communication
Understand how to use different questioning techniques
Understand the process of reflective responses
Understand the place of summarising, normalising, and reframing
Develop the skills to challenge clients
Develop self awareness in the counselling process

Please note, this course does not qualify participants to work in a professional setting. 

Date:Thursday 24 and Friday 25 January 2019Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May 2019Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September 2019Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm (2 Full Day Sessions)
Location: 391-393 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Fees: $495 inc GST, plus a ticketing fee if applicable.
Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners, full‐time students and people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their student card, social security card, or health care card together with their application, to email shortcourses@.

If you have a group of 10 or more participants and would like us to deliver this course at your office, or for all other enquiries, please email shortcourses@.