Mental Health Training

Advanced Counselling Skills Course (1 day)

This course is designed for participants who are seasoned practitioners in counselling skills and who wish to expand upon their knowledge and skills base. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to use knowledge gained to enable them to understand and help others in more depth within a work or personal setting. Participants will also gain insights into their own ingrained behaviour, attitudes and feelings and how this impacts upon the therapeutic work.

Building on existing skills, this two day workshop will enable participants to build upon their current knowledge base.

Target audience

The course is designed for practitioners wishing to expand upon their existing inter-personal skills and who are actively involved in dealing with people and their problems.

A counselling qualification/psychotherapy qualification is a pre-requisite to attendance on this course.Counselling, therapy, training, mental health

The aim of the course

This two day course will provide participants with a strong theoretical and experiential base in counselling skills and practice. Emotional safety and ethical practice will enable students to support colleagues with more complex problems in the work place.

Objectives

  • To develop a confident theoretical base, in order to draw upon this knowledge in a counselling situation
  • To understand the nature of emotional processes and cycles
  • To explore defence mechanisms and their function
  • To attain clarity about difficulties in the counselling relationship
  • To discover limits to helping others
  • To understand and maintain boundaries and to explore difficulties inherent in the same

Course Outline

Confidentiality

Humanistic Integrative and Alchemical theory

Code of Ethics

Advanced Techniques and Skills

Self exploration

Supervision and safe practice

Transference and Countertransference

Boundaries and breaches

 

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