Counselling Skills Course
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- Total Cost – R2000,00
- R1000,00 is a non-refundable deposit required to book your seat.
- Payment in FULL is required by the 4th session.
- Invoices will be provided.
Contact our office on 031 303 1344 for our training schedule dates
Through this course, you will explore:
- Caller/ Counsellor Relationship
- Congruence/ Genuineness
- Counselling: an overview
- Counsellor defensiveness
- Dealing with false barriers
- 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