Counselling Skills Training

TARSHI’s Counselling Skills Trainings are aimed at introducing basic counselling skills in the context of sexuality counselling to practitioners, professionals and individuals working on gender and sexuality related issues. Our training sessions are participatory and encourage healthy, mutual discussions with participants drawn from various fields of work. The trainings usually include the components of - introduction to counselling, five key counselling skills (active listening, paraphrasing and reflecting, validating, being non-judgmental and maintaining boundaries), values clarification, ethics in practice, burnout prevention and counsellor care.

We conduct announced as well as on-demand trainings on counselling skills, some of which may be a part of consultancies depending on the demand and needs of the organisation for which the training has been organised. TARSHI organises ‘Sexuality Counselling Skills Training’ annually. Details are available for trainings organised in  2011 and 2013. A few organisations for which we have recently done trainings/sessions on counselling skills are IED, BRAC University, Dhaka, Gurgaon Ki Awaaz (Gurgaon, India), IPPF (South Asia Region), Jagori, New Delhi and WOREC, Nepal.

One of the few organisations in the region that recognise self care and burnout prevention as feminist issues, TARSHI has conducted workshops on stress management and burnout prevention for feminist organisations in India and Nepal.