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Counselling skills training & Career progression training


We work in Development & Training and are looking to be trained in counselling skills and career progression skills.

Ideally we want to look at a basic level of couselling skills training for some of the team and an advanced level for others. As our roles develop we are also becoming more aware that training in career progression would be helpful.

We also feel that the counselling skills are essential to the Team Manager role generally and would be looking to train staff in othe areas of the business.

Any information/help would be appreciated.

many thanks
Donna Shoesmith

8 Responses

  1. Using co-active coaching
    CO-ACTIVE COACHING – The term refers to a coaching relationship in which the coach and client actively collaborate to meet the client’s need. A one to one alliance is developed building on the client’s strengths, helping him or her to find answers to their own development and business actions, and then to have them become accountable for making progress.

    After an initial meeting, when co-active coaching is explained further, background information is gathered and the coaching style determined. This takes around two hours and is usually face to face. A series of 30 minute telephone calls are planned, usually every two weeks over three months. These calls become part of the contract, encouraging engagement in the process and ownership of the client’s agenda.

    If you are interested in this approach – e-mail me, or ring me on 01246 203 407 for a chat.

  2. Re Counselling skills training etc.
    I have been a trainer/facilitator/coach for 14 years and am very experienced in counselling as a trainer. I have also trained trainers in counselling skills. I also have experience of career counselling. I would be very interested in helping you and your team with your development. If you’re interested please email me and we can talk further.

    Sue Porter
    [email protected]

  3. Counselling Skills Training
    Dear Donna
    Do please contact us for further dialogue on your training needs. We have experience of the areas which you want developed, use psychologists/therapists in our delivery etc.
    01844 238775 fax 01833 238814.

  4. Counselling Skills Training
    Dear Donna
    I have over 20 years experience as a trainer and facilitator and have presented training sessions on counselling skills to a wide range of audiences. These have included people like your team working in development and training, people in internal consultancy roles and line managers/team leaders.

    We have also developed and presented a Career Development Workshop which can be modified to meet your needs in developing career progression skills.

    I would be pleased to have the opportunity to discuss your requirement in more detail, and following that to send further proposals/information to you if this is required.


    Martin Hughes
    Development Resources Ltd
    0114 262 0428

  5. I can help you – call me.
    I have lots of experience in working in similar environments to your own and also in training people in the areas you have identified. I am sure that I can offer you the kind of straight forward no frills advise that will be ultra practical. Call me

  6. We take a combined approach
    At Metis we approach this from a different angle. Yes, we have qualified counsellors and psychologists who offer first class training and development programmes across all levels in the business, but we also have the benefit of having a sister company, Torres & Partners HR Consultancy, which provides us with very real data and background when discussing people’s career progression. The approach adopted is very focussed on profiling people’s true talents vs aspirations(which sometimes do not meet in early careers), and developing this to produce a realistic plan for both company and individuals. It transfers well to a training and development scenario and is a fresh look at an old problem.

  7. Counselling Training & Career Progression Training
    Axis Consulting have wide, in-depth experience in training, counselling and coaching. We would be interested in discussing your requirements further and working together to help you attain all the training and assistance you require. Please do contact me via e-mail or telephone – 01761 417704 for further information.
    Terri Williams

  8. Considering the options
    As many of the other respondents have identified the type of skills you are seeking increasingly fall under the coaching banner. To find out more about coaching in relation to counselling etc you may find The Coaching & Mentoring Network website useful at site is an objective information source as well as providing a database of coaching / mentoring service providers – and the Network does not take a cut if you choose to employ any of them to help you! Or call us on 0870 733 3313


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