Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Programme

Accidental Counsellor Bowral Mon 20 May

This one-day interactive workshop aims to develop the knowledge and skills of volunteers involved in palliative care organisations to more effectively support people who are distressed. The course is mainly for those who are not trained counsellors and who are not in counselling roles, however frequently find themselves having to use counselling skills due to the nature of their roles.

Participants will be given opportunity to:

  • Explore the overlap between their key work responsibilities and “accidental” counselling
  • Explore the influence of personal values on the communication process
  • Explore the importance of empathetic response to support distress regulation
  • Explore the brains functioning when stressed and identify strategies to support someone who is distressed.

Facilitator: Mirna Tarabay, Psychotherapist, PACFA

Date: Monday 20 May 2019

When: 0900-1600

Where: Mittagong RSL

Cost: $40


  • For Southern Highlands Community Hospice Volunteers contact Carisa Wells or 0416 692 611.
  • For South Western Sydney LHD Palliative Care Volunteers contact Arlene Roache or 02 8738 9755.

More information: Email us.