Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills Course

The Communication and Counselling Skills course is also a nine week course and it too is run on experiential learning principles.  People learn best from what they do, and there is a weekly practical component built in to this course.

LifeLine counselling is based on the theories espoused by Carl Rogers, a well known psychologist.  He believed that every person has the answers to their own problems and that the primary task of the counsellor is to empower the client to find those answers.  The approach is non-directive and non-judgemental. The counselling is person centred and is based on the principles of unconditional positive regard and a belief that each one has the desire to grow.

The training follows a logical progression of acquiring skills, beginning with the basic one of learning to listen actively and effectively.  Each week a new skill is added to the would-be counsellors’ repertoire until by the end of the course, everyone has a range of skills which will enable them to deal effectively and supportively with any situation a client may bring. Despite the proliferation of niche counselling organisations, the biggest advantage of the LifeLine training, is that it equips counsellors to deal with the full range of human experience, trauma or tragedy.  And it also enables our counsellors to simply ‘be there’ for those who are in need of a friendly, accepting ear.

You can download your course application by clicking the “download form” button below:

In the wake of the announcement by the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, to declare a state of disaster due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic we are wanting to follow the recommendations to stay safe and healthy as closely as possible.

While our Personal Growth and Counselling Skills courses do not exceed more than 100 people, we do work incredibly closely with one another in groups which breaks the distance recommendation of 1 – 2 meters. For this reason we have decided to postpone our courses – specifically the next 3 upcoming courses, CS1 (evening), PG2 (morning) and PG3, (Saturday), for 1 month.

We will keep you all updated and informed closer to the time of the course start dates. We apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. Please don’t hesitate to contact our training department for any further questions: training@lifelinewc.org.za

Training Dates & Costs

Course dates for CCS1-2020
(Tuesday evenings, 19h00-22h00):

Session 1: Tuesday, 31 March 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Session 3: Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Session 4: Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Session 5: Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Session 6: Tuesday, 05 May 2020

Session 7: Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Session 8: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 9: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 (Compulsory)

 

Course dates for CCS2-2020 
(Tuesday mornings, 10h00 – 13h00):

Session 1: Tuesday, 07 July 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Session 3: Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Session 4: Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Session 5: Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Session 6: Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Session 7: Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Session 8: Tuesday, 25 August 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 9: Tuesday, 01 September 2020 (Compulsory)

 

Course dates for CCS3-2020
(Saturday mornings, 10h00 – 13h00):

Session 1: Saturday, 11 July 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Saturday, 18 July 2020

Session 3: Saturday, 25 July 2020

Session 4: Saturday, 01 August 2020

Session 5: Saturday, 08 August 2020

Session 6: Saturday, 15 August 2020

Session 7: Saturday, 22 August 2020

Session 8: Saturday, 29 August 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 9: Saturday, 05 September 2020 (Compulsory)

 

 

Course dates for CCS4-2020
(Thursday evenings, 19h00 – 10h00):

Session 1: Thursday, 17 September 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Thursday, 01 October 2020 (Term 4)

Session 3: Thursday, 08 October 2020

Session 4: Thursday, 15 October 2020

Session 5: Thursday, 22 October 2020

Session 6: Thursday, 29 October 2020

Session 7: Thursday, 05 November 2020

Session 8: Thursday, 12 November 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 9: Thursday, 19 November 2020 (Compulsory)

 

Course Fees: R3200

Early Bird Special: R3000

Installment Plan Terms: Deposit payment R1 200.00 prior to course commencement to secure your seat.

(PLUS 2 additional payment of R1 200.00 prior to Session 9. Total: R3 600.00)

Course dates for CCS1-2020 (Tuesday evenings, 19h00-22h00):

Session 1: Tuesday, 31 March 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Session 3: Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Session 4: Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Session 5: Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Session 6: Tuesday, 05 May 2020

Session 7: Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Session 8: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 9: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 (Compulsory)

Course Fees: R3200

Early Bird Special: R3000

Installment plan terms: Deposit payment R1 200.00 prior to course commencement to secure your seat. 

(PLUS 2 additional payments of R1 200.00 prior to Session 9. Total: R3 600.00)

Course dates for CCS2-2020 (Tuesday mornings, 10h00 – 13h00):

Session 1: Tuesday, 07 July 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Session 3: Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Session 4: Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Session 5: Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Session 6: Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Session 7: Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Session 8: Tuesday, 25 August 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 9: Tuesday, 01 September 2020 (Compulsory)

Course Fees: R3200

Early Bird Special: R3000

Installment plan terms: Deposit payment R1 200.00 prior to course commencement to secure your seat. 

(PLUS 2 additional payments of R1 200.00 prior to Session 9. Total: R3 600.00)

Course dates for CCSSAT-2020 (Saturday mornings, 09h00 – 12h00):

Session 1: Saturday, 11 July 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 2: Saturday, 18 July 2020

Session 3: Saturday, 25 July 2020

Session 4: Saturday, 01 August 2020

Session 5: Saturday, 08 August 2020

Session 6: Saturday, 15 August 2020

Session 7: Saturday, 22 August 2020

Session 8: Saturday, 29 August 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 9: Saturday, 05 September 2020 (Compulsory)

Course Fees: R3200

Early Bird Special: R3000

Installment plan terms: Deposit payment R1 200.00 prior to course commencement to secure your seat. 

(PLUS 2 additional payments of R1 200.00 prior to Session 9. Total: R3 600.00)

Course dates for CCS3-2020 (Thursday evenings, 19h00 – 10h00):

Session 1: Thursday, 17 September 2020 (NB Term 3) (Compulsory)

Session 2: Thursday, 01 October 2020 (Term 4)

Session 3: Thursday, 08 October 2020

Session 4: Thursday, 15 October 2020

Session 5: Thursday, 22 October 2020

Session 6: Thursday, 29 October 2020

Session 7: Thursday, 05 November 2020

Session 8: Thursday, 12 November 2020 (Compulsory)

Session 9: Thursday, 19 November 2020 (Compulsory)

Course Fees: R3200

Early Bird Special: R3000

Installment plan terms: Deposit payment R1 200.00 prior to course commencement to secure your seat. 

(PLUS 2 additional payments of R1 200.00 prior to Session 9. Total: R3 600.00)

“My journey started almost twenty years ago with a Personal Growth Course offered by LifeLine Western Cape.  A year later I completed the Counselling Skills Course and my time as a volunteer LifeLine counsellor showed me that this was the direction I wanted my life to move in.  I quit my secure, well-paid job to study psychology full-time and have never looked back.  I have been a Clinical Psychologist in private practice for many years now and find my work deeply rewarding.  Both my personal and professional growth rest firmly on the foundation provided by those original LifeLine courses.  Do them, you won’t regret it!”

Lisa Padfield,

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Cape Town