4 Reasons Why You Might Hesitate to Become a Peer Counselor
You’ve seen where Eve Center is looking for peer counselors. You think that maybe it’s something you’d like to do, but life is pretty busy right now. Perhaps you think the cost is too much, or you just don’t have that much to offer another woman. All of that might be true, but let’s talk about the other side of the coin for a second.
I’ve had no formal training in counseling.
Not a problem! Eve Center requires all peer counselors attend the basic trainingcourse that is held centrally at Eve Center Headquarters in Silverton, and the course if taught by trained staff. This is where you will acquire all the tools you need to best handle clients and their needs. You will learn skills such as listening, prayer, boundaries, role definition, and confidentiality.
Money is a little tight. I can’t afford the full fee associated with the training.
Where there’s God’s will there’s a way! Each potential peer counselor is eligible to apply for a partial scholarship.
I don’t have time to attend training because of work.
Your job is important. That’s totally understandable! Training is offered twice a week on Wednesday at two convenient times; 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Even if you work a traditional day job, there’s still an option!
I don’t really have much advice to give another woman.
Sometimes the only thing that someone needs is a listening ear. Once getting into conversation with another woman, you might find relating to them is easier than you think. You might not always have the words to say, but a warm smile, an encouraging word, and prayer goes a long way in the healing process.
If you feel God is tugging at you to take the next step, we’d love to chat with you more! You can call 513-985-9959, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve been where you are, and maybe it’s time you help someone who is where you’ve been.