Guide Others to Growth: Learn to Support with Confidence

Para-Counselling Basic Course

Unlock the skills to provide compassionate support and navigate tough conversations with confidence. Begin your journey to making a meaningful difference today, whether in your personal life or as a step toward a professional career.


  • WSQ Accredited
  • Funding Options Available 
  • Learn to be the support others need

What is Para-Counselling?

Para-Counselling Basic (TGS-2020504423) is a foundational course crafted to equip you with critical skills in empathy, active listening, and effective communication. It’s perfect for anyone looking to significantly improve their ability to support others in personal, community, or professional settings.

Deepen Your Empathy to Transform Relationships

Have you ever wished you could truly understand what your friends or family are going through?

Learn to genuinely connect, fostering deep empathy that enhances your relationships and your support capabilities.

Build Active Listening Skills to Truly Understand

Do conversations often feel one-sided, leaving you feeling disconnected?

Master the art of listening—not just to respond, but to truly hear and comprehend the underlying messages, enhancing your conversational engagements.

Enhance Your Communication for Impactful Interactions

Do miscommunications affect your relationships at work or home?

Develop the ability to convey your thoughts and support clearly and effectively, creating more impactful connections wherever you go

Apply Foundational Skills for Life-Changing Impact

Are you looking to make a real difference in your community but unsure how to start?

Apply your new skills in everyday scenarios to improve interactions and make meaningful changes in the lives of those around you.

Master Conflict Resolution to Strengthen Relationships

Do you find yourself often caught in conflicts without a clear path to resolution?

Gain tools and techniques to manage and resolve conflicts effectively, helping maintain harmony in both personal relationships and professional environments.

Explore Counselling Foundations with a Professional Edge

Are you keen to pursue a role or employment in counselling?

Instead of immediately committing to expensive and time-consuming qualifications, start with our program to gain hands-on experience and a foundational understanding of the field. 

Join a community committed to making a difference, and start your transformative journey with Para-Counselling Basic at Blended Concept.

Transformative Conversations: Discover the Art of Para-Counselling

Course Structure: Designed for Personal Breakthroughs

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-judgemental.

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.

Who is this course for?

For the
Compassionate Volunteer

Enhance Your Ability to Serve

Do you ever feel under prepared to handle the emotional demands of your volunteer work?

For the
Dedicated Parent

Strengthen Family Relationships

Struggling to communicate with your children or partner during challenging times?

For the
Emerging Leader

Build Your Team Support Skills

Are you finding it challenging to connect with your team in ways that drive engagement and productivity?

For the
Community Advocate

Empower Your Advocacy Efforts

Do you feel overwhelmed when advocating for change, unsure how to handle resistance or emotional responses?

For the
Lifelong Learner

Deepen Your Understanding of Human Behaviour

Curious about human behavior but unsure how to apply psychological insights in everyday interactions?

For the
Healthcare Professional

Enhance Patient Interactions

Curious about human behavior but unsure how to apply psychological insights in everyday interactions?

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you should 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 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

Meet Your Guide

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.

Meet Your Guide

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.

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: 4 & 6 Jun 2024

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-face


Date: 15 & 16 Jun 2024

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Face-to-face


Date: 21 & 24 Jun 2024

Time: 9am – 6pm

Mode: Zoom

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

Course Fees

Employer-sponsored (SME) – $168

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

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

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

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

Non-Singaporean – $560

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

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Gain Recognized Credentials with Financial Ease

Our Para-Counselling Basic course is not only WSQ accredited but also eligible for SkillsFuture funding, ensuring both quality education and financial accessibility.

Nationally Recognized Accreditation

Proudly accredited by the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ), this course meets rigorous standards for quality and excellence in lifelong learning.

Unlock Funding and Grants

Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit and additional training grants, making it easier for you to invest in your personal and professional development without financial stress.

Ready to Make a Difference?

Seats are filling fast for our upcoming Para-Counselling Basic sessions. Don’t miss your chance to begin a journey that transforms not just your life, but the lives of those you support.

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About Payment and Subsidies


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.

About Training Schedule and Structures

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.

More Information


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.


Blended Concept Pte Ltd is a registered social enterprise with raiSE Singapore. We provide training and consultancy to uplift the lives of individuals and maximise their potential.