Practical Counselling Skills

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Venue : Ichas, Walton House, Lonsdale road, Castletroy, Limerick

Dates : TBA

Cost : 120 Euro

This course introduces the concept of practical counselling skills as an additional tool for the enhancement of the therapeutic relationship. The course is not only open to health and social care professionals but also to individuals who would like to use talking therapy to support others in making changes in their lives.

Topics covered will include :

  • Empathy and attending
  • Active listening and frameworks for listening
  • Barriers to listening
  • Paraphrasing
  • Reflecting, prompting and restating skills
  • Summarising
  • Socratic and other questioning styles
  • The helping model
  • Barriers to helping
  • Working with feelings and resistance.

The course is interactive and experiential in nature.