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Certificate in Introductory Counselling

Certificate in Introductory Counselling


The Certificate in Introductory Counselling course at CTS College offers a foundational exploration into the principles and practices of counselling. Participants delve into core counselling skills, communication techniques, and ethical considerations. This comprehensive program not only equips individuals with the essential tools for active listening, empathy, and rapport-building but also fosters self-awareness crucial for effective counselling.

Upon completion, participants gain a valuable certification that opens doors to diverse opportunities in personal development, human resources, and community service. The acquired skills not only enhance professional capacities but also contribute to personal growth, enabling individuals to provide meaningful support to others in various personal and professional contexts. This course serves as a stepping stone for those aspiring to embark on a fulfilling journey in counselling, emphasizing the importance of empathy, understanding, and effective communication in building positive relationships.


After completing this course, you would be more equipped to:

  • Offer support to others
  • Help people deal with various difficulties of life and come up with solutions to resolve issues
  • Lead others to live a healthy and rewarding life
  • Understand the role, strengths, weaknesses and limitations of a counsellor
  • Understand the attitudes and emotions of the counsellee


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 6 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • 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
  • Individuals who want a career in counselling

Entry Requirements

The following are the recommended entry requirements for this course:

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

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

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


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

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

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

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Oral presentations
  • Class discussions
  • Role playing
  • Individual and group based assignments


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,200. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Ms. Dhanmatie Ramlakhan to facilitate the Certificate in Introductory Counselling course. Ms. Ramlakhan not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

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 she is not studying, she is often engaged with people centred and fun-loving activities.

Programme Management

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

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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