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Academy Course

Counselling Skills for Teachers

Mental Health

What will you learn?

The rise in mental health issues in schools, has put teachers under increasing pressure to support struggling students, with little support of training. In ‘Counselling Skills for Teachers’, former teacher and children’s counsellor Helen gives practical advice on how to support pupil wellbeing. As well as sharing theoretical principles, Helen looks at listening and communication skills, the dos and don’ts of self-disclosure, how to use counselling skills with groups and individuals and the importance of knowing when to seek support.

Module titles

  1. Introduction
  2. Key Principles in Counselling Theory
  3. The Three Core Conditions in Counselling
  4. Developing Active Listening
  5. Self-Awareness and the Use of Self-Disclosure
  6. Improving Communication Skills
  7. Counselling Skills in the Classroom
  8. Counselling skills 1:1
  9. Setting Boundaries and Knowing Our Limitations
  10. Summary

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Helen Spiers

Head of Counselling

Helen has over 15 years experience working with young people, as a primary school teacher and Child and Adolescent counsellor. She has a post-graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as specialist training in counselling young people. Helen has worked in college, primary and secondary school settings. She’s passionate about working with young people of all ages and supporting them with their mental health.