Accidental Counsellor Byron Community College

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Accidental Counsellor

Accidental Counsellor

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

An Accidental Counsellor refers to anyone who is not employed as a counsellor, however finds themselves in a counselling role expected to deal with someone in emotional distress.

You could be a frontline worker in an administrative role, a nurse, teacher, hairdresser, coach, support worker, complimentary health practitioner etc.

You will learn how to be an effective empathetic listener and learn a clear and practical framework in which to support the person in emotional need. The training is designed to help you feel more confident and capable in these situations and also in other challenging experiences that you may encounter in the workplace and in your life.

Within the counselling process, you will have the opportunity to try out these simple key counselling techniques in a safe and supportive environment.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

To be eligible for Funded Training, individuals must be:
(a) an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; and
(b) be aged 15 years or older; and
© live or work in NSW (exception ATSI); and
(d) no longer at school or equivalent (students enrolled in distance education are considered to be at school and are not eligible)

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own refreshment/lunch

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Course testimonials:

  • the whole course was informative and helpful and professionally presented. thank you.
  • The interaction with the other students and hearing about their experiences relating to the topic.