The Accidental Counsellor

The Accidental Counsellor Training Course

A Solutions Focused Approach for Boarding Staff.

The Accidental Counsellor Training is a full day program for people who are not qualified as clinical counsellors but often respond to emotional upset and distress because of the role they are in.


Wednesday 16 February 2022, 11:00am to 2:00pm (AEST) *This session is recorded


ABSA have secured an exclusive discounted price for members. The Accidental Counsellor Course is $165 inclusive of GST for ABSA members. Non-member price is $275 inclusive of GST per person.

Please email for further information on the Special ABSA Member Discount.


What is included:

  • Online Accidental Counsellor Level 1 to do in your own time (9.5 hours)

  • Online Accidental Counsellor Level 2 to do in your own time (6 hours)

  • A three hour online training webinar designed and tailored specifically for your role in Boarding.

  • PLUS join an additional full day live conference via Zoom.

  • 12 Month Subscription to ever expanding library of world class Mental Health and Wellbeing Courses.

The Accidental Counsellor Training

Access anywhere, anytime, anyway at your own pace (currently 60+ courses).

Covers 3 core areas:

  • Self Care and Wellbeing so we are not overcome by the emotional distress of others. This also includes appropriate referral.

  • Connection so we are able to validate and acknowledge the person so they feel heard and understood.

  • Influence so we can ask appropriate “solution focused questions” if appropriate rather than giving unsolicited advice.

Includes 3 key processes:

  • Content delivery – practical tips and strategies including language patterns

  • Demonstration of the strategies

  • Small group practice of the strategies

Here’s Exactly What You’ll Learn in the Accidental Counsellor Training:

  • Know the three Accidental Counsellor components that increase wellness, connection and influential communication.

  • Apply The Psychology of Influence strategies to help people create transformational change in their lives.

  • Create wellness habits to help you establish boundaries that make you more effective in your role.

  • Identify and implement the four essential communication aspects.

  • How to establish the purpose of the interview to move the client toward future possibilities

  • How to move the client toward solutions with the miracle question

  • How to identify existing strengths with the exception question

  • How to identify the next step and make quick assessments with the scaling question


Created and Presented by Rocky Biasi.

Rocky created the Accidental Counsellor Training in 2008 because of his experience as a Secondary High School Teacher and School Counsellor. Rocky has 20 years of clinical counselling work in his private practice and has presented the Accidental Counsellor to several thousand school and non school staff in Australia and New Zealand.