Accidental Counsellor

One day skills workshop

Presented by Mirna Tarabay - Pschyotherapist, PACFA

Supported by NALAG NSW’s Our Shout Program and West Dubbo Rotary

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

This one-day interactive workshop 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

More dates coming soon.


Gerry O'Leary

NALAG Head Office


Phone: 02 6882 9222

Supported by:

NSW Head Office:

7 Welchman Street

Dubbo NSW 2830


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