Basic Counselling Skills
Course Description

In-House Certification

4 hours

Group

This four to six hour course explores the key skills used in counselling that are also invaluable to any person in a helping relationship. It explores the concepts of:

  • Unconditional positive regard,
  • Self awareness, active listening,
  • Challenging skills and,
  • The stages of the counselling process.

These skills can be used to improve relationships, understanding and support between any two people whether in the adult or child setting.

Attendees will be able to:

Define the skills required in a helping relationship
Develop strategies for raising self awareness
Demonstrate active listening skills including, verbal and non-verbal attending, reflecting and questions
Understand empathy and develop skills in showing it
Understand the purpose of challenging and recognise how and when it should be used
Set goals and support another in goal setting for themselves

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Benefits of using Able Training

We Come To You
We Come to You

Onsite training can be held at a venue of your choice and times to suit you and each course can be tailored and adapted to meet the needs of your workplace.

Years Of Experience
Years of Experience

We have been training staff for many years now, which gives us a greater insight into what companies and staff require from their courses.

Varied Group Sizes
Varied Group Sizes

We offer courses for individuals and groups, and are able to adapt to suit the needs of your workplace or specific requirements.

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