Orientation to Counselling skills for B.Ed students

REACH orientation to Counselling skills is an extended empowerment, professional training for counselling. The program facilitates and contributes from a standpoint of practical experience and awareness of the academic literature of counselling than as an expert of teacher counselling.

In this approach, teachers already bring to the workshop a high level and range of counselling skills and the emphasis can be on highlighting these. This is done by asking them to identify the many different forms of helping/ intervention and how this may be different from counselling.

Defining counselling – participants can now analyse their own situation and practices from which they can then identify the core skills required for counselling.

  General Counselling for Women: Adolescence is a time of great transition for young people and their families. These challenges include:

  1. Abuse or violence in the family
  2. Adolescent:
    • Development issues and relationship conflict within the family
    • Depression
    • Low self esteem
  3. Communication difficulties
  4. Substance Abuse
  5. Expressing emotions – Anger/Anxiety/sadness
  6. Relationships
  7. Relationship management within family
  8. School/college related problems
  9. Self harm and risk taking Activities
  10. Sexuality issues
  11. Coping Strategies & Managing Stress