Free – Accidental Counsellor training
- Do other people within your club turn to you for advice and guidance?
- Do you want to help people feel better, but sometimes don’t know what to say?
- Do you get worried you might say the ‘wrong’ thing, or make things worse?
- Do you want to feel more confident when supporting others?
As we return to sport, we are back talking to each other face to face, supporting each other and we could be speaking with people who are upset, distressed, sad, anxious, confused, hurt, and lonely or simply need someone to listen to them. If you’re not a trained counsellor, it can be difficult to manage these conversations with confidence.
Your sporting club plays an important role in connecting people to their community, so it is important that the environment is safe, supportive and welcoming.
Sports Focus are inviting all Sporting Club committee members, players and volunteers to attend one of three (3) free Accidental Counsellor training workshops being held online on 1 June, 7 June and 28 June 2021.
Accidental counselling refers to situations where emotional support is given by one person to another person and where the person giving support is not a trained counsellor.
The Accidental Counsellor online workshop is practical, interactive and will benefit anyone required to provide regular informal support and counselling.