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The Occasional Counsellor™ is a Course

The Occasional Counsellor™

Starts Aug 10, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 11 August 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


This learning event is right for you if you are not employed in a counselling role but are called upon to give support to individuals who are distressed, bewildered, angry or confused.


The focus of this workshop is on teaching the participants simple, practical 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 knowing 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.               

Key takeaways              

  • an understanding of the importance of clear professional boundaries
  • simple, practical strategies for supporting individuals who are acutely emotionally distressed
  • developed knowledge of self-care strategies. 

Presenter information

David Cherry                  

David Cherry is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with extensive experience in working with children, adolescents and families where the child’s performance or behaviour in school has been a concern.  David has provided training for teachers and other school staff for over 25 years on a broad range of topics including: Handling Difficult People, Behaviour and Situations; Managing Complaints; Managing Difficult Calls.