For Singing Teachers

Counselling Skills

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).

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What is Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers?

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.

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Pricing and Information

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.

Cohort 2 commences Wednesday 14th September 2022, 9.30am-12.30am UK time

£995 or three monthly payments of £332

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.

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

The course will consist of 12 modules over 12 weeks

You should allow approximately 2 hours per week of self-study time on top of the 3-hour live classes. You will need to attend at least 10 of the 12 in-person sessions in order to complete this qualification.

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.

The details

This course is available to all. No 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.

This course alone does not qualify you as a practicing counsellor or give access to the Accredited Register. It is an introductory 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. You should allow approximately 2 hours per week of self-study time on top of the 3-hour live classes.

Book your place now!