Para-counselling (Advanced)

Paracounselling is an invaluable skill to help others grow through adversity, regain a sense of control, and bring hope to their lives. Take the first step to be an effective helper with this course. 



Course Description

You may have some basic engagement skills, but wish to enhance and use them more purposefully.

This Advanced Para-counselling course integrates essential counselling engagement skills into a structured helping process. Learners will understand various counselling theories and apply effective techniques to help clients achieve life-enhancing outcomes more intentionally.

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


Building a foundation

Learn the Egan’s Model of a skilled helper and gain insights about what is happening at various stages of the helping conversation. 


Exploration and discovery

Uncover clients' stories and guide clients through a process of self-discovery. Integrate counselling micro-skills with the counselling techniques to identify underlying issues sustaining problems.


Transforming and Touching Lives

Guide the conversation in a meaningful manner and to shift clients from problem-focused to a solution-enabling orientation, so that they are more ready to work on their challenges. 


Personal Transformation

Deepen awareness of your beliefs and values systems and understand how these factors impact their effectiveness as a helper. Learn the ethics, principles, and boundaries of the helping relationships.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply the Egan’s model for purposeful and outcome-focused client-engagement 
  • Apply probing techniques to uncover client’s story and determine underlying issues sustaining problems
  • Utilise counselling theories and techniques to guide interactions with client
  • Understand the basics of counselling theories, therapies, and techniques, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive-behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Person-in-Environment Approach


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


Upcoming Schedule

2024 Schedule



April 2024 (2WD, 1WE)

23, 25 Apr (9am-6pm); 27 Apr (9am-1pm) - (Face-to-Face)

May 2024

(2WD, 1WE)

21, 23 May (9am-6pm); 25 May (9am-1pm) - (Face-to-Face)

June 2024 (2WD, 1WE)

24, 25 Jun (9am-6pm); 27 Jun (9am-1pm) - (Face-to-Face)

July 2024 (WD)

23, 25 Jul (9am-6pm); 26 Jul (9am-1pm) - (Face-to-Face)

Other Course Information

Target Audience

Individuals who have completed the Para-Counselling (Basic) and would like to deepen their competencies as a para-counsellor or;

Individuals who have experience working with social service beneficiaries and would like to hone their helping skills


Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Para-counselling (Advanced) 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: $216.00

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

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

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

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $216.00

Self-sponsored (Age<40 yr old)

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

Self-sponsored (Age>40 yr old)

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $216.00


Full fee: $720.00

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

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