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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
27 March 2019, Sydney NSW
28 March 2019, Brisbane QLD
4 April 2019, Adelaide SA
5 April 2019, Perth WA
8 May 2019, Sydney NSW
9 May 2019, Melbourne VIC
12 June 2019, Liverpool NSW
14 June 2019, Canberra ACT
8 August 2019, Brisbane QLD
14 August 2019, Sydney NSW
30 October 2019, Sydney NSW
31 October 2019, Melbourne VIC
18 November 2019, Newcastle NSW
19 November 2019, Coffs Harbour NSW
20 November 2019, Kingscliff NSW
29 November 2019, Penrith 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.