Practical Counselling Skills

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre


Practical Counselling Skills

Start Tuesday 26th April 2022
Time 13:30 - 15:30
Tutor Jeanie Civil
Room Main Hall
Availability Fully Booked
Course Description

Learn how to counsel people effectively by using different psychotherapeutic theories. We will address the pitfalls in counselling and then offer positive practical skills. Concerns and areas covered will include stress, relationships, assertiveness, mental wellness, bereavement, dreams, sexuality, anxiety, coping strategies, and how to manage conflict. Whatever level of experience or knowledge that you have already, individuals will become self-aware and benefit on a personal growth level.

This is a five week course and finishes 24th May 2022

Your Tutor

Counselling training video 

Jeanie features in three counselling videos of real life counselling sessions produced by Goggle box. 
The Video Series-  'The Magic of Counselling' 
1 Pitfalls in Counselling; the common misconceptions.   a humorous example of  how not to do it! 
2 Practical Counselling Skills; their story not yours. Essential Rogerian skills
3 Different Strokes for Different Folks; - alternative advanced approaches for skilled counsellors 
(ISBN 1-903480-02-7)

This latter video demonstrates the practical skills of working spontaneously in therapy with clients, seen for the first time with Jeanie having no pre knowledge of the issues that they would present.  No cuts or editing was made. The Different Folks wanted to work on differing issues of inner conflict, cognitive dissonance, bereavement; sexual anxieties ,relationship difficulties, childhood recall of  her previous country of origin and a different culture; psychosexual, and the guilt and regret of leaving children in divorce.  

The Different Strokes, that is demonstrating practical alternative therapeutic approaches included Transactional Analysis;  Gestalt therapy; Neuro Linguistic programming, Bereavement Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and  Psychodrama. 

Jeanie began her career as a nursery nurse, then a physical education teacher, psychologist, psychotherapist, psychometric tester, broadcaster and author.  
She is a national trainer, specializing in Psychotherapy and  Counselling; Psychology of Management relationships. e.g.; Stress management; Leadership skills; Emotional intelligence; Appraisal training; Psychometric Testing and Advanced Practical Counselling Skills;  She was chair of Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapists until 2020 and is still their CPD organizer; (

Academic qualifications - NNEB, Cert Ed, Dip PE, C&G234, Dip Couns, Dip Soc, MSc Psyche

PE qualifications -England Team Manager for women Basketball; first woman coach and referee for ABBA LTA coach.  AVA coach  BTA coach