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:
- Abuse or violence in the family
- Development issues and relationship conflict within the family
- Low self esteem
- Communication difficulties
- Substance Abuse
- Expressing emotions – Anger/Anxiety/sadness
- Relationship management within family
- School/college related problems
- Self harm and risk taking Activities
- Sexuality issues
- Coping Strategies & Managing Stress