Basic Counselling Skills

Course Overview

Fundamentals of Counseling Skills is a foundational online course designed to introduce participants to the core principles and techniques of counseling. Over the course of six weeks, participants will explore essential counseling skills, including active listening, empathy, rapport-building, communication techniques, and ethical considerations. 

Through a combination of theoretical foundations, practical exercises, and role-playing scenarios, participants will develop fundamental counseling competencies and gain valuable insights into the helping relationship.

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Course Details

  • Next Start Date: 16 April 2024
  • R5000.00
  • 6 weeks
  • Presented 100% Online
  • Presented by Qualified and Registered Professionals

Course Curriculum

Week 1: Introduction to Counselling Skills

Week 2: Active Listening and Empathy

Week 3: Building Rapport and Trust

Week 4: Communication Skills in Counselling

Week 5: Developing Counselling Interventions

Week 6: Considerations in Counselling

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"This course taught me things that no other course has. I feel confident in my ability to provide counselling and have a much better understanding of the role I play as a counsellor for my clients. Thank you!"
Andrew Hughes

Course Presenter

  • B.hons Psychology
  • M.A Counselling Psychology (UJ)
  • Registered Counselling Psychologist with HPCSA
Katlego is a professional psychologist with years’ experience in counselling and education. She is a former head of campus at the SACAP Pretoria campus and is currently the head of psychology services at the South African College of Applied Psychology.

Course Requirements

  • Access to a computer with internet connectivity
  • Commitment to 5 hours of coursework per week
  • Participation in interactive discussions and activities
  • Completion of assignments, assessments, and a capstone project
  • Willingness to engage in self-reflection and personal growth throughout the course

Other Information

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, including participation in discussions, completion of assignments, and the capstone project, participants will receive a certificate of completion in Basic Counselling Skills from Equip.

Yes, you have the option to pay upfront or over 2 months. An initial payment is needed to secure your spot on the course. You can pay via credit/debit card or via EFT.

Yes, due to the nature of our courses, spots are limited and only secured once your fist payment, or full upfront payment has been received.

After completion of the course you are able to practice and market yourself as a lay counsellor. This course is a fundamental course and does not lead to professional registration. Please note that we always recommend that you register with an official body for ethical and legal credibility. If you need assistance with this our facilitators will be happy to help.

Yes, materials are available forever to all course participants via email and links to the videos. Please note that sharing these with anybody without prior permission is considered a punishable offence.

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