Para-counselling (Basic)

When your loved ones need support, are you ready to step up to the task? Take the first step to be an effective helper with this course. 


Course Description

At some point in our lives, we must have experienced that sense of helplessness at not knowing what to say when we see our loved ones struggling emotionally.

Equip yourself with fundamental counselling skills to enhance meaningful interactions with others. Walk alongside your clients, co-workers or loved ones through their tough times. Para-counselling skills come in handy when people just need a little push to get back on their feet without the need to visit a professional counsellor. 

The course aims to equip individuals with the fundamental knowledge and skills in counselling engagement, when working alongside with certified counselling professionals in their daily work.

Course Outline


Master the art of motivation conversations

Learn what it takes to be in the right frame of mind to handle all types of conversations, from demanding to difficult ones.

Root out unhelpful beliefs that translate into unhelpful habits in conversations.

Understand what it means to be truly non-judgemental, and what it takes for the other party to feel like you have empathised with them. 


Mastery of Conversational Techniques

Imagine being able to connect with your clients on a deeper level, to truly understand their struggles and offer the support they need to succeed.

Create a safe and supportive environment for your clients to share their thoughts and feelings.

Listen and respond to your clients’ needs, helping them to gain a new perspective on their situation and find the path to positive change. 


Becoming the Expert Guide

Whether you are a parent, teacher, leader or a friend, apply the art of motivational interviewing in all conversations to drive behavioural change.

Acquire crystal clear understanding of what is happening in conversations, and feel fully confident in guiding and moving conversations towards positivity, hope and constructive actions. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Make sense of what is happening in a conversation when talking to someone about change

  • Demonstrate and engage in emphatic conversations

  • Draw out the person’s own motivation for change and reinforce desire to change

  • Apply practical skills to tip the conversations towards change without increasing resistance

  • Be the master of motivating conversations when you guide others to discover their own reasons for change


21 hours blended-learning including face-to-face learning, online learning and assessment

Upcoming Schedule

We conduct in-house corporate runs. Contact us @ 91827188 or for more details regarding the course. 

2024 Schedule

April 2024 (Weekday)

2, 4 Apr 2024, 9am-6pm - Face-to-Face

April 2024 (Weekend)

20, 21 Apr 2024, 9am-6pm - Face-to-Face

April 2024 (Weekday)

23, 24 Apr 2024, 9am-6pm - Zoom

May 2024 (Weekend)

4, 5 May 2024, 9am-6pm - Face-to-Face

May 2024 (Weekday)

7, 9 May 9am-6pm - Face-to-Face

May 2024 (Weekend)

25, 26 May 2024, 9am-6pm - Zoom

June 2024 (Weekday)

4, 6 Jun 2024, 9am-6pm - Face-to-Face

June 2024 (Weekend)

15, 16 Jun 2024, 9am-6pm - Face-to-Face

June 2024 (Weekday)

21, 24 Jun 2024, 9am-6pm - Zoom

July 2024 (Weekday)

2, 4 Jul, 9am-6pm - Face-to-Face

July 2024 (Weekday)

16, 17 Jul, 9am-6pm - Face-to-Face

July 2024 (Weekday)

26, 29 Jul, 9am-6pm - Zoom

Other Course Details

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to equip themselves with a life skill to support others, be it a family, friend, colleague, or supervisor. Anyone who wants to have a taste of what counselling is about before embarking on resources to secure a professional qualifications. 


Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Para-counselling issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).


Language of Instruction

This course is highly experiential, focusing on equipping you with the skills to enhance your interactions with others. Learners are to be prepared for roleplays and reflection of their own patterns of engagement with others. 


Course Fees and Subsidies

Course support period: 12 Aug 2020 – 11 Aug 2024

Employer-sponsored (SME)

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $168.00

Employer-sponsored (non-SME, Age<40 yr old)

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $280.00

Employer-sponsored (non-SME, Age>40 yr old)

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $168.00

Self-sponsored (Age<40 yr old)

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $280.00

Self-sponsored (Age>40 yr old)

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $168.00


Full fee: $560.00

For Self-sponsored individuals not applying on SkillsFuture Credit, instalment payments are available via Atome and Grab Paylater. Please contact our administrator during sign-up.


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“This course is approved under the UTAP for NTUC members. NTUC members may enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.”

For more information on claims criteria and processes, you may visit NTUC website here

Course approved period: 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

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This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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2023 Schedule

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