Putting Counselling Skills into Action

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Hello there,

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the spring weather! We wanted to take a moment to talk about a few counselling skills and how they can be brought into everyday life. Counselling skills are essential tools that can help you navigate through challenging situations, process difficult emotions, and work towards personal growth and healing. These skills are not only valuable for professional counsellors but are also beneficial for anyone who wants to support others in a meaningful and empathetic way, and as such we wanted to share a few with you!

One important counselling skill is active listening. Active listening involves paying close attention to what the other person is saying, validating their feelings, and demonstrating empathy while holding space open for the other individual to speak. By listening actively, you can create a safe and supportive space for someone to express themselves freely and feel understood.

Another important counselling skill is reflective listening. Reflective listening can include paraphrasing and summarizing what the individual has said, which can help clarify their thoughts and feelings and deepen the conversation. By reflecting back on what they have shared with you, you can show that you are actively engaged in the conversation and have empathy. If you’d like more information or are curious about other ways to put these skills into action, our books are always open!


Kelly Peters

CCS Team

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