Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic)


  • Yes, it was an excellent time to really reflect, realign, refresh, resolve and reconnect! It brought me back to reflect my journey as a counsellor. I would like to be more intentional in attending to my soul and employing the spiritual disciplines which is also part of pruning to our soul. Thankful to be reminded of forgiveness in the resolve session.

    Participant from Fei Yue
  • The part where Susan share about forgiveness was very useful. It is good that we have this quiet time to think about how to forgive and how we let go and move on. It is an appropriate time for me to clear up our soul.

    Participant from Fei Yue
  • Importance of soul care - a good reminder that we need to tend and guard regularly so that we can prevent ourselves from having a hardened/shallow/cluttered heart and working towards a healthy heart. The individual consultation session was very helpful for me too - to be able to share and request for prayer support.

    Participant from Fei Yue

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This programme aims to equip trainees with practical approaches in counselling individuals. The programme will be conducted in an interactive learning format to give you a better understanding of counselling, develop greater self awareness and enhance your personal qualities as a people helper.


1st Stage

Introduction to Counselling 

  • Counselling definitions and concepts
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Genogram & Life Graph
  • Small group exercises in self-discovery

2nd Stage

Counselling Skills & Techniques

Be equipped with microskills and techniques in counselling 

  • Attending and listening skills
  • Responding and questioning techniques

3rd Stage

Counselling Framework

Using problem-solving approaches in counselling

P - Problem Definition

A - Attempted Solutions

D - Desired Change

I - Intervention

4th Stage

Role Play and Skills Practice

Apply the skills taught during role play to concretise the learning of counselling skills



This course is suitable for general public as well as workers in the social service field who are interested in helping people.


Combination of teaching, group exercise and discussion, and role-play experiential practice


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by the Academy of Human Development and Fei Yue Community Services.


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

SSG Skills Development Fund Training Grant*


VCF pre-approved funding per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00001403, End date of approval: 22 Jan 2019)


Self-Sponsored Applicant:

SkillsFuture Credit**

Able to claim up to $500 available SkillsFuture credit 

Supported under UTAP Funding

(For NTUC members only)

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year. 


* SSG Skills Development Fund Training Grant

Company-Sponsored Applicant

  • Applicant must be Singaporean or Singapore PR
  • Applicant must achieve 75% attendance
  • Should the applicant resign or be terminated, the sponsoring company will not be eligible for funding

** SkillsFuture Credit is for all Singaporean aged 25 years and above


Alicia Loy

6593 5287

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Course Schedule

Intake Number 175th
Duration 30 hrs
Dates 13, 14, 20 & 21 Aug 2018
Timing 9.00am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Mrs Chan Swee Fen
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development