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Upskilled provides a very practical Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) course.

During the course you will be a trainee counsellor for Upside of Counselling (UoC) a simulated workplace where you will be able to complete supervised counselling sessions required to complete your qualification and gain much-needed hands-on practice in counselling clients. You are required to complete at least 15 supervised sessions, using fill case management techniques.

You will work with at least 6 different clients with varying issues throughout these counselling sessions, some carrying out a full cycle of counselling through to completion while applying learning and counselling theories to practice. You will learn:
  • Establishing a respectful counselling relationship with clients
  • building rapport
  • active listening
  • various intervention techniques
  • involving and encouraging clients to participate with-in the counselling process.
Using techniques which include:
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy. 
Addressing personal wellbeing including:
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Cultural needs
  • Spiritual needs
Implementing vital skills and knowledge for clients. These include:
  • provide intervention
  • treatment/recovery plans
  • interpret intervention requirements
  • confirm requirements with the client and obtain client consent
  • work with others for assistance as required
  • document and monitor their process and progress while providing self-directed recovery.
As a Trainee Counsellor, you will also learn the importance of self-reflection of performance and to care for your own health through debriefing, supervision and managing your own stress.

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