Academy of Human Development

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(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 for learners who want to increase their competency by learning higher-level counselling skills to promote change and growth in peoples' lives. This course is a continuation to the WSQ-Practical Counselling Basic or Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic) or any other basic counselling equivalent certificate (form other training organisations). It is for learners who want to increase their competency and expand their skill set in helping people in need. 

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

The main focus of the course is to apply counselling techniques and skills throughout an effective 5-step counselling process in order to draw out the strengths, positives and power in the counselees to help them to cope/overcome their difficulties and promote change and growth.


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.


This course is jointly organised by AHD and Social Service Institute (SSI).  Upon completion of the course, participants will receive 2 certifications: (1) Certificate of Achievement by AHD and SSI, and (2) Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore. 


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.



Mrs Chan Swee Fen has more than 18 years of training experience; imparting knowledge and expertise in the area of parenting, marriage, personal effectiveness, group dynamics/facilitation and counselling. Her participants include staff from hospitals, churches, private and public educational institutions, corporate organisations and government agencies/statutory boards.  She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy and before that, she had completed a Social Work degree from NUS.  She is a very experienced and enthusiastic trainer who knows how to balance teaching and fun in the conduct of her training.


Ms Rexanne Yap

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Course Schedule

Dates 26 Jan 2024 - 9am - 5pm (Zoom)
29 Jan 2024 - 9am - 5.30pm (Classroom)
30 Jan 2024 - 9am - 6pm (Classroom + Written Assessment)
31 Jan 2024 - Roleplay Assessment (30 mins/learner)
Trainer(s) Mrs Chan Swee Fen
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development