Co-Counselling Courses and Training
A tool for emotional resilience
In a society where we're encouraged from an early age to keep our feelings hidden and 'under control', our emotional and mental health can be sadly neglected. Co-counselling aims to redress that balance, providing an effective self-help method to manage the stresses of our everyday lives, to explore our feelings in a safe environment and better understand ourselves and those around us.
Co-counselling at its most basic is a method of working through the issues in your life with one other person: your co-counselling partner. After an agreed amount of time as 'client', you switch roles (you become the 'counsellor' and the 'counsellor' becomes the client) and reverse the process. Both counsellor and client are similarly trained, leading to a relationship of equals. The counsellor is not 'in control' of the process – refreshingly, it is the client that is in charge! As client you decide what you want to work on and how, which of the counsellor's suggestions to take up (and which to ignore) and what pace you want to work at.
A skill for Life!
Co-counselling can become a lifelong self-maintenance programme, a means of maintaining mental and emotional equilibrium and discovering new and wonderful things about the wonderful person that is YOU! For a few personal success stories with co-counselling see this short video, by fellow co-counselling teacher Richard Mills (Leeds).