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The Accidental Counsellor Training


This ACWA endorsed CPD activity is conducted by Human Connections.

The Accidental Counsellor Training is a practical mental health training that teaches basic counselling skills and principles to people who are not trained counsellors but often find themselves in a “counselling role by accident”. The training is delivered via a one-day face to face workshop however, an online version is also available.

Who are Accidental Counsellors?
An Accidental Counsellor can be anyone who is not employed as a trained counsellor, but often finds themselves placed in a counselling role by accident. You could be an Accidental Counsellor as a teacher, youth worker, team leader, aged care professional, chaplain or complementary health practitioner.

When you complete this training you will:
  • Feel more confident and certain in how to best respond to the person in need.
  • Increase and enhance your own wellbeing and that of your client. This builds resilience.
  • Connect to the person and their pain and suffering. Your client then feels safe and trusts you more. As a result transformation and healing takes place.
  • Empower the client to discover their own solutions. Moving from giving to receiving solutions.
Here’s what you will learn at The Accidental Counsellor Training:
  • How to direct your questioning so the client identifies possible solutions
  • How to listen effectively and help clients clarify their problems
  • Help the client reframe obstacles and problems
  • How to assist clients to set goals and consider new possibilities
  • How to focus clients positively towards solutions
  • How to influence clients toward change
  • How to assist clients to develop action plans to take positive action

Where and when
14 March 2018, Sydney NSW
15 March 2018, Melbourne VIC
6 April 2018, Canberra ACT
27 April 2018, Brisbane QLD
14 May 2018, Liverpool NSW
21 May 2018, New Zealand
23 May 2018, New Zealand
30 May 2018, Liverpool NSW
20 June 2018, Sydney NSW
20 July 2018, Brisbane QLD
1 August 2018, Liverpool NSW
22 August 2018, Sydney NSW
23 August 2018, Melbourne VIC
24 August 2018, Adelaide SA
31 October 2018, Sydney NSW
1 November 2018, Kingscliff NSW
21 November 2018, Penrith NSW
29 November 2018, Newcastle NSW

Starting from $297 per person (cost differs per location), includes morning tea.

Online via http://humanconnections.com.au/accidental-counsellor-training/

This is an ACWA endorsed activity. Members can claim CPD hours for their participation.