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This program will be valuable for:

  • Registered Counsellors, on how to settle into your practice. (Choose any of the modules below)
  • Anyone with a passion to care for others. People doing voluntary work, needing knowledge and practical experience. (All modules)
  • -Individuals in ministry on an entrance level 4 qualification (matric) plus two-years ministry experience. (Choose any modules. Modules 2, 3, 5 and 6 compulsory if individuals would like registration with CPSC – see reference at Module 6.
  • -Individuals working in a hospital, school setting on an entrance level 4 qualification (matric) plus one-year post matric study. (All modules)
  • Counsellors, that have already done training and practical hours and need a qualified supervisor for regular discussions and debrief sessions. (Choose any of the modules)

Program content:

In this programme, you will be required to study some readings, to reflect on the readings and to engage in conversations. You will also be required to do a in depth self-journey. To become a registered member of CPSC and ASCHP, you must participate in practical and supervision contact sessions. Assessments will be in the form of assignments, practical sessions and supervision work.

Module 1:

Introduction and Overview on Counselling:

One of the important instruments you will work with as a counsellor is yourself as a person. In preparing for counselling, you will acquire knowledge about facts, theories and tools. Knowledge and skills are essential, but by themselves they are not sufficient for establishing and maintaining effective counselling relationships. To every conversation, we bring our human qualities, personal characteristics and the experiences that have influenced us.

Explain how personal narratives impact in the counselling context

  • The role narratives /stories play in my life
  • Different types of stories/my different stories
  • On becoming a counsellor: You as a person
  • On becoming a counsellor: Your value system
  • On becoming a counsellor: Your spirituality
  • Valuable knowledge for developing a relationship between counsellor and client
  • The counsellor, client and conversation
  • Discourses in society (religion, spirituality, socio-economic, technological, political, gender, sexuality)
Layout 2 contact session.R600.00. per session ( two hours per session) Three assignments R1 200.00. sessions R300.00. (total for material and assignments)

Module 2:

Ethical Considerations in Counselling:

Counsellors should only undertake procedures in which they are properly trained and experienced. Ethics, covers a very broad spectrum in the counselling space, therefore we must consider a wide range of scenarios. The practices of the different schools of thought helps us to define ethical principles, together with the different norms that prevail in society as well as universal principles that underlie the different professional codes for counsellors.

  • Relevant norms (individual morality, positive morality, morality of law, professional ethics, integration between the various norms)
  • Universal ethics in counselling (respect for people’s dignity and rights, responsible caring, integrity in relationships, responsibility, improper to attend to a person, obliged to attend to a person)
  • General steps in making ethical decisions
  • Ethical principles in the context of paradigms and tools
  • Ethical principles in the context of the counselling process (spirituality, gender, religion, sexual orientation).
Layout 2 contact sessions. R600.00 per session ( two hours per session) Two assignments Two practical work sessions R1 200.00.
R200. (total for material and assignment)

Module 3:

Self-discovery and Development:

To achieve personal growth, we must develop the ability to create the mental, emotional and bodily space inside ourselves to observe and understand what we are doing and think why we do it. The Enneagram is a powerful and dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. “Ennea” is Greek for nine, and “gram” means a figure or something written. Discovering your Enneagram personality type can help you learn how to bring positive change in your life. It can help change the way you relate to yourself and others as well as give you a greater understanding of the circumstances and issues facing relationships in general.

  • Discover your personality profile, main centre of expression (heart, head, body) and instinctual type, etc.
  • Create awareness on your blind spots, defence mechanisms, self-image, vices, vulnerabilities, motivations, etc
  • Use this knowledge in understanding your typical action, feeling and thinking.
  • Use this awareness and knowledge in your journey towards a better understanding of yourself (intra-personal), your relationship with others (interpersonal), your relationship among people (corporate) and your relationship with place/things (spatial).
Layout and Cost: 4 contact session: R600.00. (two hours per session)
Total: R2400.00.                                                                                                                                                                         

Module 4:

The Body, Heart and Head connection

  • Working with the body – somatic wisdom
  • Cultivating the Quiet mind – centred meditation
  • Opening the heart (healing our grief – forgiveness)
  • Tools for Transformation – walking your walk
Layout and Cost 2 contact sessions. R600.00. per session (2 hours per session) Practical work Total: R1200.00.

Module 5:

Overview on: Context, Approaches and Tools in Counselling.

Context: Relationship counselling (couples/family, restructures families) loss, grief (socio economic, family/friend), emotional wellness (anxiety, stress and trauma).

  • Important concepts and overview
  • Different contexts
  • Approaches and applications of therapeutic/counselling techniques and procedures

Approaches: Pastoral Narrative, Systems and Family Systems approaches, etc.

  • Key concepts
  • The therapeutic process
  • Application of approaches in the therapeutic/counselling context.
Layout and Cost: 4 contact session: R600.00. (2 hours per session)
6 assignments: Feedback on assignment R100.00. per assignment
Total: R3 200.00.

Module 6:

Practical hours and Supervision – Focus areas (individual, family, groups, etc). Accredited trainers/supervisors

Supervision consists of meeting with an accredited practitioner regularly to discuss casework and other professional issues in a structured way. This will assist you to learn, experience and grow.

Practical hours refer to the actual counselling that you will be doing to accumulate hours of experience to receive accreditation with a relevant body. This practical hours of experience, you will take to supervision to discuss in your casework.

It is important to note that there are different entry levels for the different accredited body’s, depending on your NQF level, courses completed, and number of practical and supervision hours obtained.

  • Supervision: Discussions on casework done at the centre or casework done in ministry, school and hospital settings (the environment that you are currently working in).
  • Supervision: Workshops held at the centre (roleplay, casework on movies and cases studies)
  • Practical hours: At the centre: Seeing clients under supervision (actual sit in session of supervisors and/or recording of sessions)
  • Meetings and sessions as per arrangement with individuals
Layout and Cost: Discussion on casework, practical hours and
supervision. Per arrangement

Registration and Setting up your Practice


Individuals in ministry on an entrance level 4 qualification (matric) plus one-year post matric study in ministry have different entry levels depending on NQF level, practical and supervision hours. Some of the entry levels are: Religious Practitioner in Christian Pastoral Caregiving (NQF 4 Senior Cert), Advanced Religious Practitioner in Christian Pastoral Caregiving (NQF 4), Basic Religious Professional in Christian Pastoral Counselling (NQF 5, NQF6), etc.

Registration: ASCHP (Association for Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners)

TheASCHP is a SAQA recognized professional body (South African Qualifications Authority ID 984) with registered designations on the National Qualifications Framework (Act 67 of 2008). The ASCHP is home to community or workplace-based counsellors who work in structured and supervised environments including, but not limited to private Wellness/Counselling Centres or government institutions, schools, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) including Faith Based, Community Based and Not-for-Profit Organisations, the South African Police Service, Counselling Call Centres, Hospitals, Clinics and Support Agencies, Sports Centres, Education and Training facilities, Health and Emergency services and facilities.

Setting up your practice.

Client files, process notes, creative tools in counselling, continuous supervision/debrief sessions, networking (referrals) and Continuous Professional Development:

Layout and Cost: 1 contact session: R600.00. (2 hours per session)
Total: R600.00.


  1. Iam in durban and would like to attend the practical training for counsellors and possibly register with ASCHP. Please assist me in allocating an accridited and saqa recognised training provider in my abovementioned area.
    Thank you.

  2. Afternoon
    I have just completed psychology(counselling) undergraduate degree at unisa. I reside in Bluff durban and I aspire to be a wellness counsellor and possibly have a practise someday. I understand that the course you offer (training for counsellors and care takers) would be the best foundation for my journey, and this is why Im very much interested in enrolling for the course. Do you offer such trainings near me, around durban? And if you do, can I ask for registration dates, fees and venue. Thank you.

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