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See Counselling Skills Used in Real Sessions by Qualified Therapist
Real Sessions – Real Presentations – Real Skills
Gain the competence and confidence to use counselling techniques effectively!
Interested in seeing qualified counsellors in real sessions?
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Learning counselling skills and using them effectively, and with confidence is challenging.
We don’t get to see other qualified therapists demonstrating how to apply skills in real sessions because of confidentiality.
This means we are asked to perfect something we can never see demonstrated in a real setting. It’s no wonder that many are left feeling unsure.
Lack of confidence, from not knowing exactly what to do or how to apply techniques, can cause self-doubt and change the passion for helping others into uncertainty and anxiety.
I know what it feels like to wonder “am I doing this right” and countless counsellors have felt the same.
The good news is … I have helped thousands of counsellors be confident with their counselling skills. And the best part is … I can show you what works.
The training is self directed learning on the Counselling Skills Academy virtual learning platform. This means you can work at your own pace, at a time that suits you, from any device, from anywhere in the world.
Work through the training at a pace that suits you using any device that connects to the internet.
After this training you will fully understand the theory and practice of counselling skills and techniques.
Each counselling technique is defined, described in simple language and then counselling skills are demonstrated in a live real-world session. You get to see how the techniques are applied in action.
Build your confidence as you practice what you learn with your peers within the “Empathy Room” – a private community that is safe, warm, and confidential.
This training offers a tried and tested, 3 step counselling skills training blueprint that will empower you to know what skill to use when and why you are using that technique. AND you will have the confidence of knowing what you are doing is effective.
Log in to your online training portal and progress at your own pace as you study the foundations, theory, and skills that facilitate a deeply trusting helping relationship.
Build confidence as you practice what you learn with your peers within the “Empathy Room” – a private community that is safe, warm, and confidential.
Enjoy continued professional growth, long after you finish the training, as you implement the evaluation blueprint that will keep your skills sharp.
Hi, I’m Ken Kelly and it’s nice to meet you!
I am a qualified counsellor, clinical supervisor, counselling tutor and author of the textbook “Basic Counselling Skills – a student guide.
I have a true passion for counselling skills and I recognise that when the door closes, it’s just me and the client. The skills are what form, grow and sustains the therapeutic relationship.
I have taught thousands of counsellors how to explore skills and techniques through my book, weekly podcast and through the training I have been part of.
I know where students struggle with skills and I want to share my passion and techniques that lead to confidence and competence.
Once you understand the theory and psychology that make the skills work, you will know exactly what skill to use and why you are using it.
Confidence comes from knowing what you do works. By practicing what you learn in our online community you will gain confidence and experience and gain feedback from peers on what works.
You will watch counselling skills being used in real-life sessions, by qualified counsellors, and learn how to evaluate your own skills as you grow and develop.
That’s okay, I have you covered ☺️
This training is super simple to use on laptop, desktop, tablet or phone.
There are no downloads or apps to install. It doesn’t matter if you are on a PC or a Mac.
You join up and I send you an email with login details and you set your password.
You use your email address and password to log into the training and it just works!
We also have a support desk if you have any questions.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any technical issues or queries.
The skills themselves are non-modality specific but there is some underlying theory that is rooted in the Person-Centred approach developed by Carl Rogers.
The truth is, no matter what your modality, you will need to form, build and interact in a helping relationship, being mindful of boundaries, self-care, ethics and competences.
This training focuses on that relationship and the skills that sustain it.
The good news is this training fits around your life.
There is no deadline or class to keep up with. This is your journey and you do it in your own time. You can study anytime that suits you by simply logging in.
The training is incremental learning, meaning there is no massive time commitment needed. The modules and topics are broken down into manageable lessons and most lessons can be taken in just 15 minutes.
If you have time for a brew each day then you have enough time to begin sharpening your skillset.
It will absolutely be a great fit for you!
The skills taught are appropriate for face-to-face working and a dedicated module covers adapting the skills, and ways of working, for remote online and telephone helping.
This training will be beneficial no matter what your modality or skill level. If you use skills, then they can be sharpened.
The paradox with skills is they are 100% present in the therapy room, but they are hidden from other professionals. Ordinarily we don’t get to see others practice, nor have our own skills seen by others.
This training will show you how to evaluate and sharpen your skills, not just during the course but long after as you enjoy continuing growth using the evaluation blueprint.