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. 



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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.

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

Course Fees and Subsidies

For course runs from 1 January 2022* (changes due to SSG revision to course fees subsidies. You may read more here)

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $216.00

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $216.00

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $216.00

Full fee: $720.00

Course support period: 12 Aug 2020 – 11 Aug 2024


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 conducted in English 

Course Outline


Building the foundation

Egan’s Model of a skilled helper. Learners will be introduced to the stages of the helping process using Egan's Model of a skilled helper.


Enhancing engagement

Learners will acquire skills to uncover clients' stories. Learners will integrate counselling micro-skills with the counselling techniques to identify underlying issues sustaining problems.


Purposeful engagement towards change

Acquire the skills to engage clients in a meaningful manner and to shift clients from problem-focused to a solution-enabling orientation. 


Development of the self as a practitioner

Learners will uncover their beliefs and values systems and understand how these factors impact their effectiveness as a helper. Learners will learn the ethics, principles, and boundaries of the helping relationships.

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

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