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Course Overview

This course will help participants to identify the qualities of an effective para-counsellor. Participants will be taught on the use of appropriate questioning, probing and problem-solving techniques to help individuals. 

Who Should Attend

New entrants to counselling. 

What You'll Learn

Enhance awareness of the counselling process 

  • Describe a counselling model 
  • List the key features of a counselling relationship 


Apply some basic counselling skills 

  • Support a colleague in distress 
  • Enhance own work-relationships 
  • Improve self-awareness and self-development 


Practice Counselling Skills 

  • Listening skills 
  • Attending skills 
  • Empathy skills 
  • Paraphrasing skills 
  • Questioning skills:
    • Probing 
    • Clarifying 
    • Challenging 


Putting it all together: the Counselling Process 

  • Initial contact 
  • Rapport building 
  • Decision making 
  • Implementation 
  • Termination 



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

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

16 & 17 November 2020

9 AM – 6 PM

16 October 2020

2 days


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 ZLD and course commencement date. 
Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable). 
Step 4 - 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$535.00
NSA Funding S$285.00

SkillsFuture Credit Approved. For more details, please click here


National Silver Academy (NSA) Funding is applicable to self-paying and company-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 50 & above only. 

Lecturer/Trainer Profile

Course Contact

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

    8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

  • 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 course with low enrolment.

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