Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers

We are thrilled to offer this bespoke Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers course, which has been Quality Checked by the NCS (National Counselling Society) and is led by experienced counsellor and trainer Sarah Carcillo  (MSc Psychology, MA Psychotherapy, Level 7 Management, BA Hons Counselling, PgC Supervision, Adv Dip Counselling).

What is the Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers about?

Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers is an exciting opportunity for you to gain the essential skills needed to deepen your client relationships and could also springboard you into a career in Counselling if you wanted to take your studies further.   The comprehensive course is a blend of live learning, video tutorials and written work where you will learn to enhance your client focused skills.  

Course cost: £997 

Course length 12 weeks,  including 1 x 3hr session each week on Zoom, independent learning via video tutorial and short assignments to support your learning. 

Commencing Thursday 21st April 2022, 6pm-9pm GMT.

How will counselling skills support my work with voice users?

It can help you understand the impact you have on your clients 

  • You will have an opportunity to understand what part of ourselves may interfere with both the teaching and learning process. 
  • It will support you to understand issues outside of your conscious awareness and how this may impact your interactions with others. 

Transference and countertransference

  • You will learn how personalities interact with each other and how learned behaviours can follow us through life, impacting both the student and teacher.

Learn about therapeutic models

  • Theoretical learning will support your business with boundaries, contracting as well as underpinning relationships. 
  • In addition, it will give you an understanding of the key theorists in counselling. 

Support you to feel more confident working with new and existing clients. 

Enhance your listening skills.

Creative interventions that will support a sense of self

  • The skills will help you understand how fear and anxiety can directly impact your clients and therefore their learning, by understanding the impact of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • The course will offer space to discuss ethical dilemmas and knowledge that will support you to know where to refer clients if mental health needs arise
  • Emotional stress can affect the voice – 
    • Forgetfulness (lyrics)
    • Increased muscle tension and less efficient voicing
    • Tremors
    • Dry mouth and throat
    • Anxiety and panic – may increase heat and breathing rates
    • Changes in body temperature which may cause sweating or shivers
    • Tight chest
    • Tearfulness
    • Sudden loss of voice

This course is available to all who have qualified as Vocal Health First Aiders.  No other prior experience is required, the course will offer the first steps you need to follow a professional career in counselling, or to enhance your teaching skills.  Just bring your curious self and a willingness to learn the expertise needed to practice as a counsellor. 

This course alone does not qualify you as a practicing counsellor or give access to the Accredited Register.  It is an introduction course and further, relevant core Counselling training will be needed in order to qualify as a Counsellor.   You will qualify for the Vocal Health Education insurance package that will cover the use of counselling skills within your vocal teaching studio. 

The course will consist of 12 modules over 12 weeks.

Cohort 1 starts on Thursday 21st April from 6-9pm (on Zoom), and every Thursday after until July 7th.   In addition to the live sessions you will also complete online learning at a time that suits you and complete some  short assignments that will support your learning. 

"Giving a voice to Vocal Health"

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