IAPT Counsellor Workshops, by Andrea’s Counselling Service 

I began facilitating IAPT training workshops in 2016, at an agency in Croydon. As well as running the clinical administration for the organisation and setting up practices for managing referrals through to counsellor allocation.

As part of this work I developed a training manual, and deliver systems training to new IAPT counsellors. Also, ensuring that correct risk measures are taken, where required and rolling out new IAPT risk protocols.

It is paramount that all counsellors know how to both assess risk within their clients and also are aware of the processes that should be taken should the need arise.

Many counsellors who are looking to become involved in IAPT counselling or who are new to work, generally are not aware of the amount of clinical administration required. The process of IAPT counselling is very different to private practice.

Having worked as a specialist I am able to deliver workshops and provide materials for being able to get the best out of yourself and your work. Also ensuring you have information regarding managing risk, onward referrals and how performance and recovery rates are managed.

Client Assessment Workshop: by Andrea’s Counselling Service 

It came to my attention throughout my own training, that the emphasis on client assessment is not made part of the curriculum in many courses.

This in turn has led to counsellors stepping into their own private practice, without having undertaken a single client assessment.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the necessary tools to be able to undertake a client assessment within the boundaries of a 50 minute session. As well as understand the administration aspects that are also involved.

Areas covered include:

  • Gathering client history.
  • Using measures such as: PHQ-9 & GAD-7.
  • Undertaking risk assessment.
  • Crisis planning.
  • Contracting.
  • GDPR guidelines.

I am happy to run workshops either within your premises with your pool of counsellors, and viewing your current practices, to see if they can be improved upon. Or alternatively, on a one to one basis.

Please note that these workshop training sessions will occur on a Saturday or Sunday only. At present there are no weekday workshops available.

Please contact me with any queries you may have.

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