Would you like to become a volunteer lay-counsellor at REVIVE? REVIVE volunteer lay-counsellors provide many of the counselling services offered at REVIVE, including working with trauma, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship difficulties and many others.
During this exciting and interactive 8 week course, participants will gain knowledge and skills that will enable them to:
- develop the essential skills of an effective lay counsellor;
- assist counsellees in understanding and exploring their feelings, experiences and behaviour;
- assist counsellees in identifying and exploring resources, options and possible outcomes for their challenges;
- refer counsellees to the relevent service providers when appropriate, and
- understand themselves and others on a deeper, more meaning level.
REVIVE follows a Person-Centred approach to counselling which emphasises that every individual has within themselves the capacities and abilities needed to grow towards wholeness and reach their full potential. Often, all that is needed for people to start solve their problems and deal with the hurt in their lives, is a supportive environment offered by someone who is willing listen and provide some guidance.
Participants of the Counselling Skills Course learn the finer skills of effective communication and how to create a safe, supporting environment in which counsellees can feel comfortable enough to share their difficulties. Building trust is an essential component of any counselling relationship. Although people have within themselves all the wisdom and skills needed to bring effective change to their situation, occasionally they need the guidance and support of a counsellor in order to see through the "cloudy waters" and find a clear way foward.
Lay-counsellors adhere to a set of ethics and values that emphasise the importance of respectful relationships and communication and strive to offer in each counselling encounter warmth, empathy, dedication, unconditional acceptance and genuineness.
New courses are currently being schedule for January 2007. Contact us to secure your seat and ensure that you don't miss out. Call us on 0413738882 to e-mail to email@example.com.