Train in Online and Telephone Counselling
The use of telephone and online counselling has increased rapidly in recent years, making use of all of the technological changes that makes online and telephone counselling now more possible and efficient. This 20 hour self study course is useful training for anyone wanting to improve their skills online and by telephone in supporting people who are experiencing stress and distress.
What is Counselling?
Qualities of good counsellors
Non verbal and verbal communication
Are you stressed
Stress and war
Is stress always a bad thing?
Ethical and Legal Considerations in Counselling (Ethics Part 1)
Why are ethics important in counselling
Making ethical decisions
Ethics and culture
Ethics and relationships
Introduction to Online and Telephone Counselling
Communicating with clients via telephone or e-counselling
Establishing ground rules and boundaries
Providing clients with supplementary materials
Ending therapeutic relationships
Why people use internet or telephone counselling
Ethical and Legal Considerations in Online and Telephone Counselling (Ethics Part 2)
Ethics in relation to telephone and online counselling
Informed consent and virtual counselling
Stages of telephone counselling
Microskills in telephone counselling
Telephone counselling process
Ending the call
Non-verbal and verbal communication on the phone
Internet or online counselling
When internet counselling is used
Effectiveness of online counselling
Depression in childhood
Problems with Telephone and Online Counselling
Ending the conversation
Working in Telephone and Online Counselling
Getting started in telephone and e-counselling
HOW SIGNIFICANT ARE REMOTE COUNSELLING PRACTICES
Many organisations (eg. charities, welfare departments and religious organistations), offer counselling via phone and chat platforms. Counselling from a distance is not a new concept. Sigmund Freud is known to have written letters to counsel some patients.
Telephone counselling tends to occur when a person telephones a counsellor to discuss their problems. Telephone counsellors may specialise in certain topics or be a general counsellor. They may be available at certain times by appointment or 24 hours a day through a helpline.
Online counselling is growing rapidly through websites, forums, apps and more. Online counsellors may offer face-to-face services online using services such as Skype or a chat platform. Some counsellors and patients prefer to work together via email or forums. Online counselling is also known as e-therapy, cyber counselling, tele-therapy and e-counselling.
Online or telephone counselling is unlikely to replace face-to-face counselling. It is a useful vehicle for people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and find it hard to access traditional face-to-face counselling.
In this short course, we will look at telephone and online counselling and how they are used. Throughout the course, we will also look at some of the difficulties your clients may face, including bereavement and loss, depression, anxiety, cyber bullying and more.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for a wide range of people –
- Do you deal with clients online or by phone and want to improve how you communicate with them?
- Are you an existing counselling who would like to improve their counselling skills online and by telephone?
- Would you like to gain initial training in online and telephone counselling?
This course is suitable for –
- Anyone working with clients or customers online or by telephone
- Existing counsellors
- Social workers
- Health care workers
- Doctor’s receptionists
- Stress counsellors
- Anger management counsellors
- Debt counsellors
In fact anyone who needs to support people online or by telephone.