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Para-Counselling Training

Para-counselling (Basic & Advance)

When your loved ones need support, are you ready to step up to the task? How can you apply helping skills to provide support to those around you?  Not sure if the social service sector is something for you? 

Take this course to learn useful fundamental people-engagement skills. If you are keen, take on the practicum to find out what it may be like working in the social service sector, before taking up a professional qualification. 

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

We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

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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. Join us for our Para-Counselling Certificate training programme to acquire useful helping skills that can be applicable to your personal or professional life.

Take your first step to be a resource and change agent for people around you. 

Course Structure

The Para-Counselling training consists of 2 parts. 

The Para-Counselling (Basic) equips learners with essential micro-counselling skills for emphatic interactions. This course is WSQ accredited and SFC eligible. 

The Para-Counselling (Advance) equips learners with counselling techniques to move clients towards purposeful and outcomes-oriented conversations. This course is WSQ accredited and SFC eligible. 

Learning Outcomes

Learners who have completed all 2 parts of the programme will be able to:

i. Apply counselling micro skills to build working alliance with clients through empathic interactions

  • apply appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • demonstrate the use of open questions, affirmations, reflections, and summary when attending to clients

ii. Apply appropriate para-counselling approaches and techniques to support clients towards outcomes based on care plans

  • apply probing techniques to uncover clients’ stories
  • assess underlying factors sustaining client’s issues
  • demonstrate the application of a range of counselling techniques when engaging clients

iii. Exemplify professional ethics and values when engaging clients to uphold service quality and ethical standards

  • maintain client confidentiality and privacy
  • explain the relevance of professional values and ethics in client engagement
  • demonstrate self-awareness relating to possible issues of ethical dilemmas
  • seek help and support when faced with ethical issues and dilemmas

Fees

Para-Counselling (Basic)

$560 before subsidies (learn more)

Para-Counselling (Advance)

$720 before subsidies (learn more)

Schedules

Para-Counselling (Basic)

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Para-Counselling (Advance)

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Other Course Information

Target Audience

General public who wants to learn more about para-counselling

General public with an interest to explore what it is like working in the social service sector

Certification

Para-Counselling (Basic) - SOA & In-house Certificate

Para-Counselling (Advance) - SOA & In-house Certificate

Language of Instruction

This course is conducted in English 

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

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    Para-counselling (Basic)

    Para-counselling (Basic)
    TGS-2020504423

    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. 

    THIS COURSE IS SFC-ELIGIBLE

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

    We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

    Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the workshop, participants will:

    • Provide engagement and support to clients throughout the counselling process according to the care plans
    • Apply listening and questioning techniques relating to para-counselling to attend to clients
    • Recognise barriers of communication in the communication process with clients
    • Maintain client confidentiality and privacy taking into considerations ethics related to providing engagement and support for clients

    Duration

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

    Upcoming Schedule

    Course Fees and Subsidies

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $203.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $203.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

    Full fee: $560

    Course support period: 12 Aug 2020 – 11 Aug 2022

     
     
     
     
     

    Other Course Information

    Target Audience

    General public who wants to learn more about para-counselling

    Certification

    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 conducted in English 

    Course Outline

    1

    Building the foundation

    Understanding the roles as a para-counsellor. Learners will be introduced to the roles of para-counsellors, and identify their responsibilities throughout the helping process.

    2

    Enhancing engagement

    Building engagement skills and addressing communication barriers. Learners will be equipped with listening and questioning techniques to attend to clients and overcome communication barriers.

    3

    Experiential practice

    Deeper appreciation of client engagement. Learners will put into practice the counselling techniques and skills in client-specific situations to support application in real-world situations.

    4

    Development of the self as a helper

    Learners will gain better awareness of their self and how it impacts the helping relationships. Learners will learn about the ethics, principles, and boundaries in the helping relationships.

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

    UEN T12LL1245D

     
     
     
     

    Connect with us!

    Tell us what you need and let’s explore what greatness we can do together!