Counselling Skills. for trans peer supporters & mentors. C ounselling skills for peer supporters & mentors. Today’s Content. c ounselling v emotional support some core micro-skills of counselling s kills practice and role-play emotional first aid for anxiety , depression and trauma
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for trans peer supporters & mentors
for peer supporters & mentorsWhat is counselling?
…professional activities that utilise an interpersonal relationship to enable people to develop self understanding and to make changes in their lives…A clearly contracted, principled relationship that enables individuals to obtain assistance in exploring and resolving issues…
A collaborative inquiry, in which a therapist supports, and at times challenges, aclient to reach deeper understandings, to help move them towards positive change and personal fulfilment.
for peer supporters & mentorsInformal emotional support
for peer supporters & mentorsAssumptions of the Solution-Focused approach
for peer supporters & mentorsActivity 1: restating & paraphrasing
Find a partner
Choose a speaker and a listener
Take 5 minutes for the speaker to talk about significant events or experiences of the day or week
Listener restates and paraphrases, where appropriate, to support the expansion of the story
Swap roles and repeat
for peer supporters & mentorsScaling questions
for peer supporters & mentorsQuestions for uncovering hidden skills, possibilities & exceptions
for peer supporters & mentorsEmotional first aid for depression & anxiety
for peer supporters & mentorsEmotional first aid for post-trauma and panic attacks
Feel free to contact Chris Pye at the Rainbow Service from Relationships Australia, to discuss any of this presentation or to explore further support for a peer