Held over 10 weeks, this course is based on Christian principles and introduces basic counselling skills with an emphasis on responsive listening techniques and goal setting. Personal awareness and growth are strong outcomes as we examine our relationships with others. No prior knowledge is assumed. It is particularly useful for volunteers, visitors, church workers, youth workers and anyone who wishes to learn how to respond more effectively and comfortably to others experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Held over six weeks, this course is built on the skills assumed or developed from some experience or a prior basic counselling skills course (LCC, RA, Lifeline or other training). It is based on Christian principles and is designed to help you respond effectively to individuals or couples and will assist new counsellors to address a variety of issues and problems, particularly in relationships.
It combines theory and practice, as the links between difficulties in people’s lives and their beliefs, behaviours and structures are considered. Case studies, presentations, journaling, reading and the group’s personal experience and existing skills will provide the opportunities for learning in a relaxed and fun environment.
This group is created for people who have experienced significant change or loss. We examine the impact of changes such as death, separation, divorce and natural disaster upon our lives. We explore how we can learn to live with and grow from these experiences.
The sessions are held for small groups where participants share their experiences, support and learn from one another.
These issues are addressed in a group setting and facilitated by a trained counsellor from Lutheran Community Care.