Category Archives: Concepts & PsychoEducation

Counselling Training Advice

Considering a Counselling Training is a big step with many things to consider.

Financial, emotional, personal, practical.  Much of this can only be learnt when you have already commited to a particular course.   

1 or 2 sessions of discussion about you and your motivations can be helpful to ensure you make more informed choices.

We could make sure you are aware of the following:

– The level of commitment and the demands on you

– Choosing the right modality/type of training

– What you want out of this course now and in the future

– Different routes through training.

– Trainings that are safer bets and trainings that might need to be thought about in more detail

– The balance between Theory and Experiential

– When you gain the qualification what will you actually be able to do and not do?

6 people in your Couples Counselling Session?

What? There will only be 2 adults in the session right?

Wrong. Alongside/Inside each of the two presenting adults is an internalised inner child and an internalised parental figure.

Suddenly things are a little bit more complicated

Person 1 Person 2

Couples sometimes get stuck in the dotted lines positions, where one is having a go at the other one. (Diagram courtesy of The Context of Things)

Couples Counselling aims to get both parties relating along the solid line ie from Adult to Adult. This happens by many methods but the first stage is to realise the unhelpful patterns and why they come about

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Counselling via Skype or Zoom…What is it like?

Everyone has a different reaction, their own reaction to the idea of Counselling sessions conducted on line or by the phone.

For some it’s a turn off and they are not interested, as they consider something is “missing” or its harder to connect.

For some clients it is easier to have online Counselling, again for a variety of reasons. It may feel safer, easier, less pressured, or the technology gives them control

The only way to actually know, would be to have a session and then see what opinion you formed.

Being vs Doing

Western society values Doing much more than Being.

Article from ‘The Ascent’ goes into this in more detail

Doing can be measured, can be seen by others, and can often me monetised

Being is hard to measure, is less visible and often doesn’t generate money

Doing can have a function of blocking out or avoiding or making it harder to tune into our deeper wisdom, intuition, perception and feelings.

This is an example of something that can be explored in Counselling for some people