Counselling Skills Course

If you’ve completed our Personal Growth course, and are ready to continue your journey to becoming a qualified LifeLine counsellor, you need to join our Counselling Skills course. Based on the principles of experiential learning, this course follows a person-centred counselling model.

This course runs over a period of 9 weeks, and consists of weekly three-hour sessions. All sessions are facilitated by experienced LifeLine counsellors, who provide support and regular feedback every step of the way.

You can download your course application here.

Course content:

Session 1: Introduction to Lifeline’s counselling approach – observation and attending skills
Session 2: Self-awareness and questioning
Session 3: Reflection of feelings in establishing a relationship –
Session 4: Reflection of content in establishing a relationship
Session 5: Challenging
Session 6: Relationship and depth counselling
At-Home-Facilitator-Calls: Trainees are assigned a facilitator with whom to do a test call
Session 7: Depth and spiritual counselling
Session 8: Face to face counselling and questions (practical experience)
Session 9: Closure, review and wrap-up

Upcoming course dates (Thursday evening, 19:00-22:00):

Session 1: Thursday, 20 April 2017 (Compulsory)
Session 2: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 (Moved to Tuesday due to public holiday on 27 April 2017)
Session 3: Thursday, 04 May 2017
Session 4: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Session 5: Thursday, 18 May 2017
Session 6: Thursday, 25 May 2017
Session 7: Thursday, 01 June 2017
Session 8: Thursday, 08 June 2017 (Compulsory)
Session 9: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 (Compulsory – Moved to Tuesday due to public holiday on 16 June 2017)

Course Fees: R2450.00
Early Bird Special: R2205.00
Deposit & Payment terms: R980.00 x 3 = R2940.00

Early Bird special: R2205.00 to be paid in full by 12pm Monday, 10 April 2017

The costs of the course: R 2450.00, to be paid in full by 12pm Friday, 14 April 2017

Payment Terms: R980.00 deposit to be paid by 12pm Friday, 14 April 2017
(Two additional instalments of R980.00 to be paid during the course, which will amount to a total payment of R2940.00)

Direct Deposits or EFT:

LifeLine/Childline Western Cape, Standard Bank,
Thibault Square, code: 020909
Account Number: 071552839
REF: Name, Surname, Course Code – i.e. CPG1-2017

Please EMAIL or FAX a copy of deposit slip or Proof of payment with name and course as reference to 021 461 6400 or

Fees are not refundable and non-transferable after the course has commenced. For inquiries, please contact: 021 461 1113