Diploma in School, Corporate & Family Counselling

This course is designed for people who want to become Counsellors in Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Corporates,NGOs and those who want to start one’s own Counselling Centre. The facilitator would share his style of counseling and help you to create your own unique style of counselling.

Facilitator : Karthik Lakshmanan M.Sc. (Coun. Psy.), M.Phil. (Psy. Onc.), SET (Psy.)
Counsellor, IIT – Madras & IIT-Tirupati/Former Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology, Madras School of Social Work

 Total Seats : 20

Timing : 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM


Weekday 10 Day Batch-2: December 31st, 2018 to January 11th , 2019 for 10 Days – 60 Hours (Except that Sat & Sunday)  – 11 seats are available

Sunday Only Batch: January 20th, 2019 to May 19th 2019 – 1st and 3rd Sundays. The last class will be on May 26th (4th Sun). 6 Seats are available. 

Weekend Batch: February 9, 10, 23, 24 March 9,10, 23,24,30 and 31, 2019 – 4 Seats are available

Eligibility : Any Degree – Preferably UG / PG  in Psychology / Counselling / Social Work or other allied Disciplines, Students who are pursuing are also eligible. If any other degree, there are some conditions. To know about the conditions, read here: https://counselingchennai.com/faq-about-courses/

Venue : Chennai Counseling Services, New No. 16, Gr Floor, Inside Anugraha Building, Zakaria Colony 1st Street, Kodambakkam/Choolaimedu, Chennai. (Last office Inside the lane next to Rasim Cresent Building) Click here for google map. You can reach easily via Arcot Road of Kodambakkam

Fee :  Rs. 9000/- (includes Tea, Lunch, Certificate and Materials). Read Refund and Cancellation Policy before you pay. You may pay in Installments, please view Q. No. 14 in the page https://counselingchennai.com/faq-about-courses/

For more details, FIRST visit the FAQ about Courses https://counselingchennai.com/faq-about-courses/   If you still need any more details, SMS/whatsApp +91 9840924035 and then call or fill the contact us form. Seats are allotted on First Come First Served Basis. So no such last dates to register for the batches.

At the end of the course, students will be evaluated through Viva voce examination.  

CCS Academy – Chennai Counselling Services is an independent body which is registered under Small Scales Industries Act, Govt. of India. As per the laws of India, any registered organization can provide Diploma and Certificate Courses in Skill Development and no affiliation with universities is required. We, at CCS believe that imparting skills is more important than getting affiliation from a university. We are sure your skills in Counselling would improve by enrolling in the courses.

Curriculum :

  1. Psychological Counselling – An introduction
  2. Qualities of an effective counselor
  3. Difference between Counseling and Psychotherapy
  4. Abnormal Psychology for Counsellors
  5. Ethics of Counseling Practice
  6. How to choose a therapy/approach for a client?
  7. Rogers’ Person Centered Therapy
  8. Application of Abraham Maslow’s Needs theory in Counselling
  9. Gestalt Therapy
  10. Cognitive  Therapy
  11. Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  12. Transactional Analysis
  13. Reality Therapy
  14. Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  15. Life Skills Approach
  16. Behaviour Therapy
  17. Integrating Different Approaches
  18. School and College Counseling
  19. Corporate Counseling
  20. Career Guidance & Educational Counseling
  1. De-addiction Counselling: Mobile/Internet/Gaming, Tobacco and Alcohol
  2. Hospital/Health Care Counseling
  3. Grief Counselling & Suicide Prevention
  4. Marital/Relationship/Couple’s Counseling
  5. Psychological Scales for Counseling Practice
  6. Psychological Training Methodologies
  7. Preparedness for Marriage
  8. Parenting
  9. Study Skills Training and Conquering Exam Anxiety
  10. Work Life Balance
  11. Stress Management
  12. Assertiveness
  13. Documentation and Records of Counselling Sessions
  14. Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice
  15. Liaison with other health professionals
  16. How to market oneself as a Counsellor -Employability Skills
  17. Starting ones’ own Private Practice- Entrepreneurship Skills
  18. Opportunities for Specialization and Higher Education in Counselling
  19. 2 hours of Personal Work (Optional)
  20. Minimum 3 Live Counselling Sessions as a Counsellor

Methods of Training : Discussions, Watching Counselling Videos,  Observation Live Counselling Sessions and Lectures

Participants' Testimonials
Ms. Vinitha
14th Batch of Internship
He is the one who helped and supported me a lot in growing up career. I gained more confidence and learnt a lot of things from his 25 hrs of internship course.. without him I'm nothing in my career today.. the only reason for who am I today in my career is he!! A very good human Karthik Lakshman sir! ☺
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Ms. Swathi
19th Batch of Internship
If you're trying to find for some real and genuine counselling or knowledge gaining this is the place. Feel free to approach him , one of the finest and down to earth HUMAN and a EXEMPLARY well EQUIPPED COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST . I assure you that you would not regret this experience . I just now finished my internship and its the best experience , concepts simplified . SO thankful to have attended this class THANK YOU SIR.
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Mrs. Sudha
12th Batch of Internship
“I attended an Observership course and a Career Guidance course conducted by Karthik Sir. He patiently answers every single question asked in class. He ensures we finish the course with our doubts cleared and brimming with confidence. He includes live counseling sessions in all the courses. He also provides expert supervision for our first steps into counseling. His course materials are nothing short of a reference book. In short, you can go into CCS Academy as a novice and come out as a confident counselor.
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Mr. Mani Shankar
20th Batch of Internship
Karthik Sir's sessions are very informative and easy to understand. Compared to my university studies, I learnt lot from his session. He is very easy approachable person and clarified all my doubts, planning to join one more his diploma course.To say simply, don't miss his course. Karthik Sir, thank you very much for all your guidance and support, will see you in next course.