R U OK? Day 2023 video by Cutty Felton


Due to the increased demand for Cutty’s unique Accidental Counsellor workshops to be available for individual bookings we have scheduled public workshops in 2023. Bookings are open via Trybooking. Please find all the details and the booking link below:

Workshop:                       Accidental Counsellor (4 hours)
Dates:                             Friday, 22nd Sept 2023, 9-1pm SOLD OUT
                                      Monday, 27th Nov 2023, 9-1pm LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
Delivery:                          via ZOOM
Cost per person:             $395 plus gst

Cancellation Policy:
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?

  • Do your staff frequently deal with clients or customers in crisis or vulnerable circumstances?
  • Does your leadership team struggle to respond to distressed staff or colleagues?

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.

About Cutty Felton

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, having regard also to the particular requirements around awareness, management and control of psychosocial hazards and risks in the workplace. 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 intervention line and holding various other positions within the organisation for many years, including as an accredited crisis supporter, as well as corporate and DV Alert trainer.

Cutty developed her own highly acclaimed and distinctive approach to crisis and vulnerability communication in the corporate space, and a unique CPR framework for confronting conversations, based on a combination of her legal, commercial and crisis support experience.

Our Workshops

Corporate Training

Now, more than ever, the skills to respond to clients or colleague in crisis in a way that is ethical, compassionate and within clearly defined boundaries are critical to ensure the safety of the client as well as to manage the psychosocial risk to the team member.

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Keynotes & Presentations

Catering to larger audiences, Cutty Felton delivers bespoke keynote addresses related to dealing with those in vulnerable circumstances but designed according to your organisations specific needs.

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Community Aid Training

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.

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Follow Up Training

Follow Up training sessions are designed to ensure that skills previously learned are embedded and learnings not lost over time. The training refreshes and reviews skills previously delivered to your teams and runs through scenarios that your team face.

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