This article overviews three extremely important skills within the training of a counselling psychologist environment: active listening, use of questions and silences. It is now a well-established and widely accepted concept that counselling plays a central role in the development of an individual. Counselling is a specialist work. For it to be a success, the counsellor must employ certain skills during the counselling process. Within this context, the principles discussed below can be useful to improve all kinds of relationships - in all walks of life. Effective counselling can assist in resolving problems before they get out of control.
Key Words: Counselling, Communication skills, Nigeria, Guidance & Counselling, Training.