The Casual Counsellor

At some stage over their careers, many people will find themselves needing to support or help a colleague or a friend who is in difficult circumstances. Counselling skills can often assist in the management of the colleague or friend’s emotional response to an issue or event. Other situations where a person may need to be the “casual counsellor” include helping a staff member who is a direct report, helping a student or parent in an education setting or assisting a client in a non-clinical situation.

This workshop will focus on how to respond to a range of emotions, language and behaviours that often accompany difficult issues. It will also cover how to recognise when you might intervene as a casual counsellor and when you should refer to other professional helpers. Finally, the workshop will also discuss how you can keep from being too involved with the situation and strategies to take care of yourself.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

-How to identify when a colleague/staff member/client is not coping emotionally
-identify when a colleague/staff member/client is not coping emotionally
-apply knowledge of how to decide when to intervene or assist
-demonstrate basic counselling skills including listening, using empathy, questioning and reframing
-apply strategies for their own reactions and the need for self-care.


Online event

Time & Date

March 18 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm

Additional Info

The cost of this event is: $385

This event has been organised by: