Counselling Skills and their Use in Training

There are the transferable Counselling Skills such as:

  1. Creating a safe environment so that people are more able to take risks
  2. Setting effective boundaries so that delegates know where they stand and what’s expected of them within a workshop format
  3. Using active listening and responding skills, which allow participants to feel heard and understood
  4. Working in a non-shaming way so that people can disclose some of their concerns
  5. Allowing participants to work at their own pace
  6. Not pushing or forcing delegates to do things they don’t want to do
  7. Letting people find out what works best for them
  8. Allowing people to find their own solutions rather than giving advice or answers, while at the same time offering a range of options for them to practise
  9. Understanding that there will be issues of transference and projection during even the shortest training session