Counselling Skills Part 1&2. Two-Day Training (Live in Person)


09/19/2024 - 09/20/2024    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


$200.00 - $210.00
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Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1G7

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Instructor: Priyan Ramanihar

This interactive workshop will expand and build upon basic counselling skills that are used in working with clients within the housing system. The session is divided into two parts: first part will be spent examining the essentials of counselling and communication skills; while the second part focuses on the application of these skills in specific areas. These areas include: diverse client populations; women’s issues; people with mental health or concurrent disorders; working with groups; and other areas identified by participants in the workshop. Drawing on a variety of theoretical and practice-based approaches, this session provides an introduction to counselling for those new to the field, and an opportunity for continued development and practice for more experienced participants. You are asked to come to the workshop with your own case examples for discussion and “troubleshooting.”

Part 2 of the session addresses the key principles and strategies in effective communication, with a focus on giving and receiving feedback, non-verbal communication, and identifying areas for further professional development. This dynamic and practical course combines large group discussion, interactive small-group exercises and individual work. At the end of this course participants will be able to: assess communication strengths and areas for further development; apply strategies for giving and receiving feedback; recognize different types of non-verbal communication; resolve conflict more effectively; and identify next steps for continued enhancement of communication skills.



  • You must be prompt and present for the course. Any time missed will result in certificates not being issued.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided upon successful completion.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review effective communication skills used in a number of service settings.
  • Examine how these skills are used within the context of agencies with specific subpopulations like street involved, Aboriginal and LGBT communities.
  • Practice exercise utilizing these skills and review relevant case examples from participants’ setting.


Target Group: All

Additional Training Method: Agency Training




Ticket Type Price Spaces
Member $200.00
Non-Member $210.00

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