For the past two years I have presented the Accidental Counsellor Training at Logan Diggers around 20 minutes from Brisbane.
As you can imagine we schedule the Brisbane trip to coincide with the NSW school holidays and we enjoy visiting the theme parks.
Here are some photos of us at the theme parks.
When I have presented the Accidental Counselling Workshops in Brisbane during the past two years many attendees ask if I will present this training further north in Queensland. So I’m happy to announce that in 2013 the Accidental Counsellor Training in Queensland will be on the following dates and locations:
- Logan Diggers 11th and 12th July
- Rockhampton 29th and 30th of August
- Caloundra 24th and 25th of October
Here are testimonials from attendees at the Accidental Counsellor Training in Queensland 2012
I found this Accidental Counsellor Training one of the most useful professional developments I have been on. There is so much of this I will take back to my school.
Anita Ramsay, Coomera Anglican College
‘The Accidental Counsellor’ was engaging and very practical. I feel confident I will be able to work with students in a more supportive and effective manner.
Michelle Davidson, Loreto College
This is one of the most useful PD sessions I have ever experienced. As a Year Level Co-ordinator, I am often an ‘Accidental Counsellor’ but instead of “hoping for the best” I now have a practical “bag of tricks” that I am excited about practising.
Claire Stevens, The Gap High School
The Accidental Counsellor Training provided practical strategies to use back at school. Great opportunity to practise in a supportive environment.
Katrina Lyon, Coomera Anglican College
I found the Accidental Counsellor Training relevant to my position/duties.
Tiffany Dixon, St Mary’s Primary School
The Accidental Counsellor Training gave me a different way of looking at kids and how to deal with them and not force my solutions on them. I could observe Rocky all day.
Robyn Harm, St Joseph’s Primary School
Although challenging, I found this Accidental Counsellor training to be engaging and enjoyable. The workshop gave me new strategies to ask questions without judgement or trying to predict outcome.
Rexina Harding, St Paul’s School
The Accidental Counsellor Training was thoroughly beneficial, enjoyable, knowledgeable and practical. Overall an excellent uplifting two days.
Patricia Trebbin, St Joseph’s College
The Accidental Counsellor Training was useful with practical strategies backed up with sound research.
Paul Staines, Citipointe Christian College
The Accidental Counsellor Training was very helpful. Very engaging, relevant to situations faced at work, dynamic.
Lakshmi Mohan, Clayfield College
The Accidental Counsellor Training helped me construct better meetings with students and parents.
Sharon McHugo, St John’s Anglican College
The Accidental Counsellor Training has provided me with some extra tools and strategies to use with students and parents.
Kelly Allgood, St John’s Anglican College
The group work at the Accidental Counsellor Training gave more opportunity to remember and learn from our own experience how to deal with various scenarios.
Jo Palmer, Emmanuel College
Thank you for facilitating today’s session of the Accidental Counsellor Training in such an interesting and clear manner. I enjoyed how practical the session were and Rocky was so articulate, flexible and his expertise was very helpful.
I would also like to thank you for the excellent workshop which you provided in Brisbane recently. I have made use of these newly developed skills with my son, my husband and several students at school already. I can honestly say that in the last week, I have used the reflective listening technique everyday, I have asked a scaling question twice and a miracle question once.
In talking to our counsellor, she was very impressed by the array of questioning techniques that are now part of my daily repertoire. I can’t claim to be in control all the time, but it has certainly made a big difference to the way I listen and respond to people’s situations.
Attendees from the following schools joined the Accidental Counsellor Training in Penrith
The Gap High School
St Mary’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Paul’s School
St Joseph’s College
Citipointe Christian College
St John’s Anglican College