Chances are good that you form a part of someone’s support system. You may even be a part of the support system for multiple groups of people. You can be supporting friends, family, colleagues, or even strangers.
What does it actually mean to be part of someone’s support system?
You may be providing people with emotional support, advice, or companionship.
While it is true we all support our friends and family to some degree, there are some people who find themselves more involved in providing emotional support, advice and companionship to others. It’s these people that everyone has an inclination to go to when they need to talk or need help with trying to understand what’s going on in their life.
That’s someone like you.
You may have a natural affinity for understanding people, and your empathy makes you more likely to seek out people who may need comforting, are in distress, confused, or alone and in need of a friend.
It’s this level of interest you have for people, and this affinity that makes people around you know that they can trust you, open up, and turn to you when they need help.
You likely provide this support without really thinking too much about it. This support is enough for most situations, but there’s only so much you can help with when someone has more serious problems, such as addiction, is self-destructive, or is depressed.
It’s when you feel you have reached your limit of understanding and ability to help that you may formalise this interest in understanding and helping people by furthering your education and maybe even pursuing a career in a field suited to your affinity for helping people.
Join us at College of Allied Educators to learn more about counselling psychology, the different counselling psychology courses available and what it means for you in your development towards self-discovery.
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (PGDICP) is a counselling psychology course accredited by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). The part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology programme focuses on developing and enhancing experiential knowledge and skills through a holistic approach. Some of the subjects covered include Counselling Children, Addiction Intervention, Crisis Intervention, and Family Therapy.
ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology (ADICP) trains students to apply appropriate counselling skills in different situations while understanding their underlying theories. The ADICP programme introduces students to the nature of psychology and relates it to the theories and concepts of counselling. Students move on to explore themselves in order to promote personal growth and self-awareness, acquiring the key attributes of a competent counsellor and the proper methods of applying those skills.
DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY
Diploma in Counselling Psychology (DCPSY) is a counselling course covering a range of conceptual and functional skills in counselling. It trains students to apply appropriate counselling psychology skills in different situations, and equips students with the ability to work effectively as a counsellor.
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