Learn how to provide valuable emotional support to those in need with Para-Counselling

As we go through life, there will be numerous instances where those around us need emotional support through life challenges. Are you ready to provide them with the help they need? Learn basic counselling skills through para-counselling, to value-add to your loved one’s well-being today.

What is Para-Counselling and How Will It Help Me?

At some point in our lives, we might experience a sense of helplessness – for instance, not knowing what to say to our loved ones when they are struggling with difficult emotions.

Navigating emotions is crucial in building warm, stable relationships, and saying the right things can often help a person in need get through some of their toughest times.

Learning fundamental counselling skills are important in enhancing meaningful relationships with your loved ones. It will also tremendously help those around you who may not have access to a professional counsellor.

Blended Concept’s course: Para-counselling (Basic) TGS-2020504423 is designed to empower individuals with fundamental knowledge and skills in counselling engagements.

Para-counselling is an experiential programme where you will gain insights into the psychological underpinning as to why people resist change or help in conversations. 

Understand the difference between sympathetic and empathetic responses, and learn skills to better connect with others by getting guided feedback from trained professionals.

Through this course, you will learn:

  • The Art of Motivation Conversations
  • Conversational Techniques 
  • How to Become an Expert Guide in Guiding Conversations

Understanding and Overcoming Communication Barriers

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Deepen your understanding of the different types of communication barriers

Discover your primary communication barrier by taking our quiz

Identify your strengths and weaknesses among communication barriers

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re a social worker, an aspiring counsellor, life coach, or someone that simply wants to equip themselves with the right life skill to support others, you will find this course immensely helpful for you. king to improve on your emotional skills or an individual that constantly battles self-doubt and limiting beliefs, you will find this course immensely helpful for you.

If you are looking to improve your counselling skills, or for anyone curious about what being a counsellor entails, this course is perfect for you to explore counselling before dipping your toes into securing a professional counselling certification.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course, you will learn key skills from the following 3 modules:

1. The Art of Motivational Conversations

  • How 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-judgmental.

2. Conversational Techniques

  • How to create a safe and supportive environment for your clients to share their thoughts and feelings.

  • How to listen and respond to your clients’ needs.

  • How to help your client gain a new perspective on their situation.

3. How to Become an Expert Guide

  • How to apply the art of motivational interviewing to drive behavioural change.


  • How to feel confident in guiding and moving conversations towards positivity, hope, and constructive actions.

Learning Outcomes

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 their desire to change

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

Be a master in motivating conversations when you guide others to discover their own reasons for change

Course Duration

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

Upcoming Schedules

Here is our updated class schedule: 


Date: 5 & 12 Dec 2023 

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-face


Date: 9 & 16 Dec 2023

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-face


Date: 21 & 22 Dec 2023

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Zoom


Date: 6 & 7 Jan 2024

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-face


Date: 9 & 11 Jan 2024 

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-face


Date: 3 & 4 Feb 2024

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-face


Date: 5 & 7 Mar 2024

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-Face


Date: 9 & 10 Mar 2024

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-face


Date: 23 & 24 Mar 2024

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Zoom

We conduct in-house corporate courses too! Contact us @ 91827188 or hello@blendedconcept.com for more details on how you can engage us for corporate retreats, workshops or events.

Still unsure if the course will be helpful for you?

Here are reviews from past participants who have benefited from the course:


Alastair Leo Tan Yew Jin

Professional Counsellor and Certified Life and Executive Coach

  • Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist
  • ICI Certified Executive &
  • Life Coach
  • ACE Certified Health Coach
  • ACL

Alastair, a certified professional counselor, coach, and adult educator, is dedicated to empowering individuals to transform their lives and the lives of those around them by helping them become the best versions of themselves.


Goh Wai Fu

With over a decade of dedicated social service experience, Wai Fu is a registered social worker, entrepreneur, educator, and program developer. He’s worked with diverse individuals, conducts training on corrections, counseling, and more. Wai Fu co-founded Blended Concept, inspiring personal growth and fostering positive work cultures. He’s passionate about creating healthier workplaces through inclusive hiring and policy development, advocating for empathic communication and leadership skills.

Course Fees

Employer-sponsored (SME) – $168

Employer-sponsored (non-SME, Age <40 yr old) – $168

Employer-sponsored (non-SME, Age > 40 yr old) – $280

Self-sponsored (Age < 40 yr old) – $168

Self-sponsored (Age > 40 yr old) – $280

Non-Singaporean – $560

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

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Course Subsidies Available For Para-Counselling

UTAP: Union Trading Assistance Programme

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 2025


Q.  Am I eligible for subsidies?

As a general guide, Singaporeans above 40 years old are eligible for up to 70% subsidies. 
Permanent residents and Singaporeans below 40 years old will be eligible for up to 50% subsidies. 

This is before the Skillsfuture Credit that you may have. 

Q.  How to use Skillsfuture credit to attend our courses?

Upon registration, we will send you a guide on how you can make the Skillsfuture credit claim, together with the confirmation email.

Q.  If I don’t have Skillsfuture credit left, how can I pay?

We kindly offer different payment options for your convenience. You may choose to pay via Paynow or online banking. Additionally, we also accept installment payment through PayLater by Grab or Atome if that better suits your needs.


Q. Where are our face-to-face classes conducted?

11 Sims Dr, #02-03 (S)387385 SCN Centre, Singapore 387385


Q. When is lunch break for courses conducted from 9am – 6pm?

Typically, we tend to schedule a break from 1pm-2pm. However, the timing might vary based on the preferences of the trainer and the pace at which the class is progressing, as well as considering the needs and comfort of the participants.


Q. Are there assessments, assignments, coursework and exam?

There is a written reflection to submit at the end of the course and an oral assessment as a prerequisite by Skillsfuture.


Q. Is there a fixed enrollment period?

There is no specific deadline for registration, but we kindly request that you contact us to inquire about the availability for last-minute registrations.

It is advisable to sign up at least a week before the course date, and you may also register months in advance as long as the desired date is still available when you make your selection.

Please note that registrations are processed in the order they are received and confirmed upon payment.


Q. How do I know if my registration is received?

We kindly request that you keep an eye out for a confirmation email from us within the next 3-7 working days.

If for any reason you do not receive the confirmation email, please take a moment to check your spam folder. Alternatively, feel free to contact us by phone. If your mailbox is full, inactive, or outdated, we would greatly appreciate it if you could provide us with a new email address.


Q. How are these programme helpful for me?

We frequently make significant investments in our professional development and the growth of our organizations. However, we sometimes overlook investing in ourselves and the people in our lives. By enrolling in this course, you’ll not only improve your job performance but also enhance your personal growth.


Q. Does it translate to getting a job in the social service sector?

Unlike a formal qualification, our certificate programmes may not directly guarantee job placement. However, they can significantly enhance your resume and provide valuable insights into the field of helping careers.

It is important to gain knowledge and understanding of the requirements before making a commitment of time and resources to pursue a formal qualification.