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The workshop will be an opportunity for counsellors to: ·       
- reflect upon their own relationship with, and experiences of, the telephone & Skype        
- identify relevant experiences and skills they have which can be utilised in telephone & Skype work        
- broaden their knowledge and understanding of why clients may choose telephone or Skype counselling        
- develop awareness of particular demands / difficulties in such work        
- explore practical aspects of setting up a Skype account        
- consider the above in relation to, and implications for, professional practice        
- identify any additional professional development might they need?

During the workshop participants will have the chance to broaden & develop their theoretical knowledge & understanding of working with issues around suicide –particularly:

- Background information (e.g. suicide & the law / statistics / myths & facts)

- Suicidal ideation (risk factors / warning signs / exploring suicidal thoughts & feelings)

- Professional roles and responsibilities

- Working with case study material

- Explore their own suicide experiences / feelings, and how these may impact professional practice

- Identify any further personal and/or professional development needs

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

 - Recognise different types of self-harm and the reasons why people self-harm.      

 - Identify helpful and unhelpful responses to self-harm and the impact of those responses.

 - Provide sensitive and effective support to a client who self-harms.

 - Identify a range of practical strategies to explore with a client who self-harms.

About Jonathan:

Jonathan is a qualified training professional, working in learning and development for over 17 years. His experience of designing and delivering bespoke specialist communication skills courses spans across all sectors. Jonathan began his career in training in the Financial Services Sector before moving to work in Local Government. He went on to work for Samaritans, developing training for volunteers in branches across the UK and listeners within the prison service.  More recently he was responsible for managing Samaritans Workplace Training Service and during that time he designed and delivered training packages on suicide, self-harm and well-being.

Jonathan now specialises in designing classroom based courses and e-Learning resources for frontline staff dealing with vulnerable service users and customers.

Jonathan is a qualified member of the CIPD. He is also qualified to use the following popular and well respected tools: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (Step I and Step II), FIRO® Element B and Belbin® Team Roles.

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