Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No/ GST Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Practical Counselling (Intermediate)


  • Like the trainer teaching methods and the methodology was good

    Chia Ai Lian, 24 Feb 2021
  • Trainer is engaging and interactive. She shares a lot of case studies and help us a lot on this counselling course

    Dawn Neca, 23 Jan 2021
  • Aproachable and engaging. She made the course interesting and easy to understand. Good job!

    Maria Koh, 4 Dec 2020
  • The trainer Swee Fen was excellent. She gave many good insights into how I can apply counselling skills to personal and work contexts. One takeaway is how to have empathic confrontation when client says something that counsellor can challenge and work on it.

    Wilfred Chan, 24 Fb 2021
  • Knowledgeable on the topics and very practical!

    Anonymous, 30 Oct 2020

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This course is a continuation to the WSQ-Practical Counselling Basic or Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic) for learners who want to increase their competency and expand their skill set in helping people in need. The practical counselling skills and effective strategies taught in this course aim to increase learners’ confidence in promoting change and growth in the people they support in overcoming life challenges.

This course is also open to learners who have attended a basic counselling course from other training organisations.

This course is also a pre-requisite for attending the Certificate in Practical Counselling (Advanced) in Solution-Focused Counselling course.


This course is intermediate level and as such, those who sign up for this course need to have completed the WSQ-PCB offered by AHD or its equivalent.


At the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Observe the code of ethics on client confidentiality and gaining informed consent.
  • Apply counselling models and theories to develop practical and effective probing and counselling skills.
  • Apply counselling techniques and skills to motivate positive change in client’s thoughts and being


Facilitated Classroom Training and e-Learning (Blended learning)


The course is targeted at workers who work with people such as new entrants to social work, social workers, para-counsellors, community workers and even administrative staff in social service sector. This course is also suitable for the general public who are interested to become effective people helpers to help people in distress as well as those who take up the course to help themselves manage their own problems/issues.


Trainees who meet 75% class attendance and achieve “Competent” for all assessments will be issued a Statement of Attainment (SOA) awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 


Course Fees s$

Course Fee (GST Included):



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident Applicants:

SkillsFuture Singapore funding at 70% per pax for Singaporeans/PR.
For self-sponsored applicants, SkillsFuture Credits can be used to further offset nett fees after funding.



Ms Rexanne Yap

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Course Schedule

Dates 3 July 2023 - 9am - 5pm (Zoom)
4 July 2023 - 9am - 5.30pm (Classroom)
5 July 2023 - 9am - 6pm (Classroom + Written Assessment)
7 July 2023 - Roleplay Assessment (30 mins/learner)
Trainer(s) Mrs Chan Swee Fen
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development