The Counselling Course
Personal Development & Basic Counselling helps you learn more about yourself, improve communication skills and basic counselling skills in a fun and supportive group setting.
This course is part of our volunteers' journey to counselling on the helpline.
The helpline is very rewarding, and a significant commitment of 3 three-hour shifts per month for two years, plus four initial weekend trainings. There is no age limit for helpline counsellors.
The helpline includes phone, webchat and text counselling. Text counselling is the most popular with our young callers at the moment.
The training course starts with a first weekend hui that focuses on personal development. The course includes six weeks online course (3 hours per week), plus six face-to-face evening practice sessions (2.5 hours).
It teaches basic counselling skills to get you to a beginning practice point. You are then mentored on the helpline until you feel ready.
Places are limited, and includes a selection process.
Have you had a couple of years life experience after school, and are you keen to support young people? We would love to hear from you.