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In regards to your question... Unfortunately I really cannot teach the INFP Art of Empathy to a non-INFP, and this is not a bad thing. I think that every type needs to play to their strengths, even when they are engaging in an activity that uses their "weaker" functions.
However, here are some general guidelines that you can try out:
First, there is one thing every type can do (some perhaps more easily than others), and that is simply to listen to the person. Sometimes that is exactly what that person needs.
Second, ask the person what they need. You can either keep it general like that, or you can try and pinpoint it by asking "Do you want to know what I would do in this situation?" or "Hmm, I think I see a solution, would you like to hear it?"
Third, let the person know that you are there for them now and in the future, and then follow up on that. You can follow up either by asking the person about their problem, "Hey, a couple weeks ago you were stressed out about looking for a job. How is that going?" or by just reminding them "I know you're having some bad days right now. If you need me I am here. We can go out to a movie and get a laugh in, or if you want to talk I am here to listen."
For me, since I know about type stuff, I usually tailor my requests depending on what type the person is. Overall I tend to open up to NTs specifically because I need/desire their unique methods to problem solving. So, don't discount your natural inclinations in regards to this.
I hope this helps you! Make sure to include any of these tips as a complement to your own skills.