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SymfoS 5-step counselling method

During the five days of training the participants acquired the basic approach to work with symbols.

They learned the counselling method structured in 5 steps, the different counselling scenarios and played the roles of counsellor, client and observer during the interventions to fully understand the potential of the methods.

The 5-step counselling method follows a clear structure, which include:

  • individual and group work,
  • observation and interpretation,
  • reflection and action taking.

While the different counselling scenarios – Basic clearing, Resource and competence pathway and planning road map, Inner images,  Islands of emotions – have been designed to answer specific needs, aims and objectives of the clients. The participants learned how to manage these methods and to use them in the more appropriate situations.


In the next months the newly trained professionals will practice with their clients and will document their activity to build a catalogue of interventions case studies that will be part of SymfoS training pack, furthermore they will experiment a methodology for individual learning and career pathways, supported by peers and buddies.
All the above mentioned resources will be further developed in the next months.