COUNSELLING SKILLS

Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills Course

Part 2

Designed for anyone interested in becoming a Lifeline Durban volunteer lay counsellor. This course will teach you to:

  • Develop a range of “non-directive”, “client-centred” counselling skills that emphasizes the person-to-person relationship.
  • Enable clients themselves to find the directions they are seeking.
  • Concentrate on the client rather than the problem or any beliefs or attitudes relating to the problem.

Benefit

Counselling Skills exposes you to a non-directive approach to counselling thus improving communication. It aims to empower persons to cope with their own lives and make their own choices and decisions and take responsibility for them.

Duration

  • 8 weeks.
  • 3 hour sessions conducted weekly – every Tuesday.
  • Weekly training is offered on either an AM (9:00 – 12:00) session or PM (18:00 – 21:00) session.

Additional Info:

Sessions are facilitated by trained and experienced LifeLine Durban Volunteer Facilitators/ Counsellors. Learning and sharing takes place in small groups. Practicals are conducted. A selection process is conducted at the end of Counselling Skills for progress to the next round.

Cost:

  • Total Cost – R2500,00
  • R1250,00 is a non-refundable deposit required to book your seat.
  • Payment in FULL is required by the 4th session.
  • Invoices will be provided.

Dates

Contact our office on 031 303 1344 for our training schedule dates

Through this course, you will explore:

  • Acceptance
  • Caller/ Counsellor Relationship
  • Congruence/ Genuineness
  • Counselling: an overview
  • Counsellor defensiveness
  • Dealing with false barriers
  • Empathy
  • Focusing, summarising, clarifying and linking
  • Frame of reference
  • Handling options
  • Lifeline Counselling Philosophy
  • Listening techniques
  • Responsible confrontation
  • Stages and steps of the helping process
  • The process of a call
  • Three orientations of listening
  • Twelve roadblocks to communication