Due to the increased demand for Cutty’s unique Accidental Counsellor workshops to be available for individual bookings we have now scheduled five public workshops across 2023. Bookings are open via Trybooking. Please find all the details and the booking link below:
Workshop: Accidental Counsellor (4 hours)
Dates: Monday, 13th February 2023, 9-1pm
Friday, 12th May 2023, 9-1pm
Monday, 31st July 2023, 9-1pm
Friday, 15th Sept 2023, 9-1pm
Monday, 27th Nov 2023, 9-1pm
Delivery: via ZOOM
Cost per person: $395 plus gst
For cancellations more than 2 weeks before the workshop, you have the option to have the training fee refunded or we can assist you by moving the booking to another date.
For cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the training we will assist you with moving your booking to another date. (no refund available).
Based on the Recognise, Respond, Refer model the workshop teaches you how to respond to someone in crisis or vulnerable circumstances in a way that is appropriate, empathic and respectful (whilst being within strictly defined boundaries). The training will also look at how we managing difficult conversations through the lens of Work Health and Safety, and provides skills and knowledge that assist you to reduce the impact of psychosocial risks, including vicarious stress and trauma. The importance of essential self-care will also be emphasised in this training.
Why 'Accidental Counsellor' based Training?
Managing the risk of exposure to traumatic and confronting conversations is not a matter of individual resilience, but very clearly a WHS issue to be managed and controlled by the employer – Work Health and Safety Amendment Regulations 2022 make that clear.
Read this summary to understand what is meant by Psychosocial Risk and Hazards and how their impact can be substantially reduced with the correct systems of work, approaches, frameworks and policies and processes in place.
How are our tailored workshops delivered?
We are excited to be able to offer in-person workshops again. Cutty will come to you to deliver the training to your teams at a location of your choice. Safety is important to us, so we ask that all face-to-face workshops comply with any current COVID-19 regulations.
Alternatively, and for organisations wishing to bring this training to staff across different locations, Accidental Counsellor Pty Ltd is able to offer you effective, remotely delivered, live training. Cutty has developed a virtual training concept that retains the integrity of delivery and duty of care for which she is known. We deliver our virtual training from our purpose-built virtual training room via ZOOM, TEAMS or other suitable remote platform. Please note, all virtual training attendees will need access to their individual PC/laptop with Internet access, webcam and audio capabilities.
Cutty Felton is the founder of Accidental Counsellor Pty Ltd
She is a Speaker, consults with and trains those that engage with colleagues or clients in distress or vulnerable circumstances. Cutty appears live wherever in the world her work takes her, both in person and via remote delivery.
By profession, Cutty is a Solicitor, admitted to practice both in South Africa and NSW, Australia. Over time she felt the need to enhance the human skills required when interacting with clients who had experienced trauma or found themselves vulnerable. She chose to do this by volunteering as a crisis supporter on Lifeline’s 13 11 14 suicide prevention and crisis line and holding various other positions within the organisation for many years, including as an accredited crisis support, corporate and DV Alert trainer.
Cutty developed her own highly acclaimed version of ‘Accidental Counsellor’, including a distinctive approach to crisis communication in the corporate space and a unique framework for difficult conversations, based on a combination of her legal, commercial and crisis support experience.
Community Aid organisations are at the frontline of dealing with those most vulnerable within our communities. It is our privilege, in these difficult times for all, to be able to offer preferential pricing to those organisations within the not-for-profit sector that are providing assistance directly to the vulnerable.