The Occasional Counsellor™ - Canberra, ACT

Date: 16-May-2018

Tuggeranong Community & Function Centre, Greenway, ACT - Wednedsay, 16th May 2018 from 9.30am - 4.30pm

The Occasional Counsellor™ is for staff who are not employed in a counselling role but are called upon to give others emotional support, including receptionists, case managers and direct care staff. The focus of the workshop is on teaching the participants strategies for assisting individuals who are sad, upset, bewildered, confused, angry or suicidal while clearly remaining within their role.

The workshop covers the following areas:

  • the skills of the helper including the importance of empathy and when not to empathise
  • understanding professional boundaries including understanding your role and the limits of your role
  • the difference between emotional support and counselling
  • simple, practical strategies for supporting individuals who may be acutely emotionally distressed while keeping yourself safe and remaining in your role
  • self-care for the worker.

When: Wednesday, 16th May 2018 from 9.30am - 4.30pm

Where: Tuggeranong Community & Function Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway

Cost: The early bird booking is $242.00 if registration occurs before 16 April (GST included). The fee for registrations after the 16 April is $297.00 (GST included). Morning tea and lunch are provided. 

To register: Register and complete payment below. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registrations are confirmed.

Facilitator: David Cherry

David is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been working for 34 years. He has run The Occasional Counsellor™ workshop all around Australia for staff in welfare, health, disability, education and aged care settings as well as for staff in local, state and commonwealth government departments. He has extensive experience in working with people who are upset, anxious, depressed or angry and in providing support for individuals who have been involved in a broad range of challenging situations.


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