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Course Overview

Have you ever felt a desire to help others but don’t know where to start? Have you found that you don’t know how to react to others in need? In our daily lives, the ability to attend to others can really count, especially in times of stress, when individuals often seek clarity and support from others around them.

You can play a crucial role in the lives of others around you. Build more positive relationships by developing the ability to lend a listening ear, and support others through difficult times through the use of basic counselling skills like asking questions, paraphrasing, and reflecting. 

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for participants with little or no background knowledge of counselling. It is catered for individuals who want to develop greater self-awareness, or want to be equipped with foundational skills as a people helper.

What You'll Learn

Day 1

  • Code of Ethics, Confidentiality 

  • Foundations as a Helper 

  • Invitational Skills & Opening Skills 

  • Using Questions 

  • Paraphrasing 


Day 2

  • Reflection of Feelings 

  • Reflection of Meanings 

  • Summarizing 

  • Termination 


Day 3

  • Understanding the use of genograms through case studies 

  • Introduction to counselling framework – PADI 

  • Putting it all together 





Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Performance upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance.



Mode of Delivery


Online / Face to Face

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

16-18 Feb 2022

11-13 May 2022

16 January 2022

11 April 2022

(9 AM – 5 PM) 


Please write in to tsa_shortcourse@tp.edu.sg to be in the course waitlist for future intakes. 

Application Procedures


Click on the Apply button above to submit your application online. Steps to follow in your application: 

Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.
Step 2 - Select ZMJ and course commencement date.
Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).
Step 4  (if applicable) - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.
Step 5 - Make declaration and submit online application.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
Full Course Fee S$642.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 years old / Singapore Permanent Residents S$192.60

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above / 

SME-Company sponsored Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents


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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • 8.30am – 6.00pm (Mon – Thu)

    8.30am – 5.30pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

    Due to Safe Management Measures, our office is currently closed.

    Please call or email us your enquiry.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A,

    Level 3, Unit 81

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel a course with low enrolment.

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