Lessons from counselling: applying key principles of counselling to our HBC-minded work with clients

Saturday 8th July 2017

Price: £50 (LAA members receive small gift)

Where: The Dogs Trust, Manchester   

The event is run by the Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare Community Resource team - website here, but booking is available through LAA.

When working with animal owners, whether as a vet, behaviourist, trainer or in a rescue or welfare setting, success in achieving compliance is dependent on our ability to communicate effectively. Counselling skills can really make a difference in the effectiveness of our communications and ultimately in the outcome of our involvement and result for the benefit of the animal.  


In this one day participative seminar we will first set the scene, exploring communication with clients - the importance of effective communication and the barriers we face to such communication during consultations. This will be followed by an introduction to counselling skills and introducing the concepts of active listening, empathy, unconditional positive regard, congruence and how to apply all those things in practice.


The afternoon will introduce Transactional Analysis - how to use this psychological communication framework to help ourselves and our clients engage in healthy and effective ways to implement change by understanding and applying the core concepts of this model. We will also cover signposting for emotional support and how to broach this issue with clients.


Led by Debbie Busby - biography coming soon.


The event is hosted  by The Dogs Trust who support the aims of the HBCAW project. The content of the day will be relevant to professionals working with any species.

Pay by PayPal using the links below, or email info@hbcanimalwelfare.com for details for bank transfer, or send a cheque, payable to ‘Learning About Animals’, to: Suzanne Rogers, 6 Fern Cottages, Dorking Road, Abinger Hammer, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6SA. E-mail: Suzanne@learningaboutanimals.co.uk

Please let me know at time of booking if you require a certificate of attendance of the course for your records.

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