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'Accidental Counsellor' Training

Presented by Mirna Tarabay - Pschyotherapist, PACFA

“A must for anyone who interacts with human beings!”

This interactive online training aims to develop the knowledge and skills of workers in the human services field sector so that workers may effectively support people who are distressed.

The course is mainly for those who are not trained counsellors and who are not in counselling roles, however frequently find themselves having to use counselling skills due to the nature of their roles.


Participants will be given opportunity to:

  • Explore the overlap between their key work responsibilities and "accidental" counselling

  • Explore the influence of personal values on the communication process

  • Explore the importance of empathetic response to support distress regulation

  • Explore the brains functioning when stressed and identify strategies to support someone who is distressed.

Workshop Dates & Locations

Sorry, there are currently no confirmed dates for this training.


Gerry O'Leary (NALAG Head Office)


Phone: 02 6882 9222


Presenter: Mirna Tarabay

Mirna Tarabay is a Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor. Her work with survivors of trauma, abuse and loss spans over two decades. Mirna has worked in a range of capacities primarily with survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, both adults and children.  She has a practice in Sydney where the focus of her clinical work is with survivors of domestic violence and child abuse including sexual abuse, as well as supervision of counsellors and case workers working in trauma and child protection fields. Mirna has been conducting training for both government and community based organisations for fifteen years. She holds a Bachelor of Education, Post Grad Diploma in Counselling and Certificate 1V in Training and Assessment ( TAE). Mirna is a Clinical member of The Psychotherapists  and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA).

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