Group hears how important it is to listen

PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 February 2016

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Seaton: The Windsor Fellowship enjoyed an entertaining talk by Anna Sutherland entitled ‘With Great Pleasure’, when it met last Wednesday, at Seaton United Reformed Church.

Anna drew on her extensive experience as an actress, a counsellor and a carer to tell stories of events in people’s lives. This included a chat with a 77-year-old lady (acted by Anna), a meeting with Ken Dodd during her acting career and, using a rabbit called Soapy, finding the way into the heart of a traumatised child who had not spoken for a year.

As she explained, to be a counsellor, it was necessary to learn how to listen, a fact she demonstrated with an imaginary phone call to the wrong number by a distraught young woman.


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