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The Occasional Counsellor™ is a Course

The Occasional Counsellor™

Starts Aug 20, 2020

$300 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time  

Thursday 20 August 2020, 10.00 am to 12 noon


Online – a zoom link will be available 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are not employed in a counselling role but are called upon to give others emotional support.


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 webinar will cover the following areas:

  • the skills of the helper including the importance of empathy and when not to empathise
  • understanding professional boundaries
  • 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              

  • Understand the difference between emotional support and counselling
  • Extended skills in providing emotional support to others
  • Development of self-care skills.

Presenter information

David Cherry                  

David Cherry is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been working for 40 years.  David has extensive experience in working with teachers and parents where the student’s well-being or educational progress is a concern.