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PG Diploma in School, Corporate & Family Counselling

PG Diploma in School, Corporate & Family Counselling
Objective :
This 80 hours (1 month) 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.) Senior Counsellor, IIT – Madras /Former Counselor, IIT-Tirupati & Former Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology, MSSW
Total Seats :
Timing :
9.30 AM to 1.30 PM (4 Hrs) - Monday to Friday
Dates :
January 6th to February 4th, 2020 (1 Month - Monday to Friday) Note: Jan 15 to 19 will be Pongal Holidays
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
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
Fee :
Rs. 12,000/- (includes Tea, Certificate and Materials). Read Refund and Cancellation Policy before you pay. You may pay the fee in installments. Click here to know more about it.

For more details, FIRST visit the 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.

Chennai Counseling Services is registered under Small Scales Industries Act. As per the laws of India, any registered organization can conduct Skill Development Diploma and Certificate Courses and NO affiliation with University is required. (Only for Degree Courses, affiliation with a university is required). Thus your certificate is valid. Certificate will have the Govt. of India Registration Number of Chennai Counseling Services which is a proof that your certificate is valid.

This is not a qualifying course but a Skill Development Course. Therefore no affiliation with university is sought. The parallel can be brought from computer institutes like NIIT or CSC offering Skill Development & Non Formal/Non Academic Diploma Courses which are NOT affiliated to any University.

References :,


  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 using Easy Integration Model?
  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/ Educational Guidance & 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/Family 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 one’s own Private Practice- Entrepreneurship Skills
  18. Opportunities for Specialization and Higher Education in Counselling
  19. 2 hours of Personal Work  & 2 Supervision Meetings (Optional)
  20. Maximum 3 Live Counselling Sessions as a Counsellor (Optional)

Highlights of the Course:

  • Observation of Live Counseling Sessions
  • Hands on Training
  • Case Analysis and Discussion
  • Effective Supervision
  • Application Oriented Learning
  • Less theory and more practicum
  • Simple Explanations of the Theories
  • Supervision available after completion of the course

Check the google reviews given for the course to understand how the training would be. Click Here to go to google maps and check the reviews.

Methods of Training:

Discussions, Watching Counselling Videos, Observation of Live Counselling Sessions and Lectures

Participants' Testimonials

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