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Certificate in Introductory Counselling

Certificate in Introductory Counselling


Counsellors are professionals who help people deal with various difficulties of life, by helping them come up with solutions to resolve and/or prevent problems, offering support, and when appropriate, recommending helpful resources. Counselling is an area of study that focuses on professional counselling services. Counselling is a rewarding career with scores of job opportunities. As a counsellor, you will get a chance to work in different settings and address various problems of people and help them lead a healthy and normal life. Counsellors usually find their work rewarding since they utilize their expertise to help others overcome difficulties and problems they encounter in their day-to-day lives.

Individuals who aspire to a counselling career must dedicate many years to obtaining the education, skills, and training required to Counsel effectively. You can gain current knowledge and understanding in the counselling field while earning a certificate from CTS. Students who complete the certificate program in professional counselling are expected to gain an understanding of a counsellor's role in a client's life. Students learn how to Counsel.

Certificate programs in counselling are short courses that are designed to prepare students for counselling careers. A Certificate in Introductory Counselling is designed to provide students with career-oriented skills and industry knowledge. The program focuses on developing counselling skills needed for all kinds of counselling or social-work related Careers.

What Do I Need For This Course

  • A passion for helping people and providing guidance
  • Excellent listening skills
  • The ability to analyse

Who Should Attend

  • Parents who want to better understand their children
  • Employers who want to provide support to staff
  • Persons who want to cope better with challenges in life
  • Persons who want a career in counselling

What Am I Going To Learn?

  • To help people deal with various difficulties of life
  • To help others come up with solutions to resolve issues
  • To be more equipped to offer support
  • To lead others to live a healthy and rewarding life
  • Understanding the role of a counsellor
  • Understanding the attitudes and emotions of the counsellee
  • Understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a counsellor
  • To understand your limitations and know when it is the right time to do a referral

Course Objectives

The following topics will be covered:

1: The Counsellor: Person and Professional

  • The Counsellor as a therapeutic person
  • Personal Qualities of a Counsellor
  • Confidentiality and Responsibility
  • Personal counselling for the Counsellor
  • The role of values in Counselling
  • Boundaries in Counselling
  • Incorporating Culture into Counselling

2: Skills needed to become an effective Counsellor

  • Empathy
  • Listening Skills.
  • Social and Communication Skills.
  • Boundary Setting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Management Skills

3: Developing Listening Skills

  • The Importance of Listening
  • Active Listening
  • Reflective Listening
  • Blocks to Listening

4: Theories of Counselling

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Person-centred Therapy
  • Family therapy

5: Solution Focus Brief Therapy

  • Key Concepts and Basic Assumptions
  • Therapeutic Goals
  • Techniques Used
  • Client and Therapist Relationship in Counselling

6: Role play, case study and presentations

  • Role play being a counsellor
  • Role play being an observer
  • Role Play being a client
  • Discussing in a group a case study and presenting to the class

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students who have successfully enrolled in the course will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of the class. These classes are also recorded; therefore, students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Thursday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 6 weeks 18 hours $1,200.00 Ms. Dhanmatie Ramlakhan

Session - Thursday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Session 1 - Online Classes Thursday, April 4, 2024 Thursday, May 9, 2024
2024 - Session 2 - Online Classes Thursday, July 18, 2024 Thursday, August 29, 2024
2024 - Session 3 - Online Classes Thursday, October 10, 2024 Thursday, November 21, 2024



Each person will be required to deliver oral presentations and will be assessed during their role play. The course consists of a number of teaching techniques, class discussions, oral presentations, role playing, and group assignments which will be assessed through a case study for each group to demonstrate the principles learned.

On Completion

Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Student Support


Ms Dhanmatie Ramlakhan

Ms Dhanmatie Ramlakhan is a Psychologist, Lecturer, Life-skills Tutor, and Motivational Speaker. She has studied Psychology at the undergraduate and post graduate levels and is a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology. As a lecturer, she has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Her students consider her to be captivating and motivational. When Usha, as she is affectionately called, is not studying, she is often engaged with people centered and fun-loving activities.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com


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