Counselling Skills and Practice: Intermediate

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Course Category:

Cross Sector

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Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 195.00 $ 208.65
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 650.00 $ 695.50


The Counselling Skills and Practice: Intermediate course is a progressive course from the course: “Counselling Skills and Practice: Introduction”. The course is designed to serve as continuity to the introductory overview of the principles of counseling and how they apply to intervening with social issues faces by clientele. The intermediate level aims to equip participants with advanced skill and ability within the paradigm of counseling when aiding clients. Additionally, the course focuses more in underpinning more in-depth know-how’s on strategies and the use of tried and tested models in counseling practice.

Target Participants:

Existing social workers, para-counsellors, junior counsellors and social service practitioners in a range of sectors (i.e. hospitals, eldercare, youths) with at least two years of experience in social service setting.

Participants should have attended the “Counselling Skills and Practice: Introduction” course conducted by SSI or its equivalent. Interested participants whom had not attended the introduction course are invited to contact SSI to be considered to be enrolled into the course.

Learners are assumed to possess an English Language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) proficiency level equivalent to:
- GCE ‘O’ level OR
- Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Examine the importance of self-awareness of a counsellor as an individual and a professional

• Analyse the stages of counselling process in their counselling practice

• Illustrate the use of the REBT model in addressing client's issues


Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) as the Zoom ID to be given access to the Zoom course session and will have to enable video view while the session is in progress.

[Only for courses with assessment component] Assessment will be scheduled after COVID-19 Circuit Breaker ends and face-to-face assessment at SSI resumes. Successful applicants are required to sit for the assessment on a separate day, to be further advised by SSI.

Mode of delivery:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training, online course materials & pre-course e-learning activities)

This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS Member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.

Trainer Profile:

Ms Alice Tok Mui Peng, Mcounselling, BA in Children & Family Education, Adv Dip in Early Childhood Studies, is a family education consultant and trainer with more than 15 years of experience in education and counselling, specialising in children and families.

Ms Alice Tok is also a counsellor and family life resource speaker. She has vast experience in conducting interactive talks/workshops for singles, couples, parents and teachers in various settings, such as childcare centres, kindergartens, parents' support groups, churches, social organisations, family service centres, YMCA, ABN AMRO Bank, May Bank, Health Promotion Board, A*Star, NJC, Oracle, schools (Primary & Secondary), corporate organisations, drug rehabilitation centre, prisons, the Family Court, including overseas settings like China. She is also the author of a parenting book titled, ‘Building Bridges with your Teenagers’.

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