Can I learn Counselling Psychology for self-improvement?

Can I learn Counselling Psychology for self-improvement?

People who study counselling psychology and become Counselling Psychologists often do so because of an interest in human behaviour and thinking; but also because they feel they can help people sort out their issues and live a happier life.

What may be less known and sometimes overlooked is that counselling psychology can also be used to help yourself as well, as ultimately, counselling psychology is about finding balance, wellness and happiness.

Most of us have some issue we are dealing with, no matter how well our lives are going. We may be dealing with some friction at work between colleagues and bosses, work related stress, dealing with loneliness, grieving, or suffering from a broken heart after loss of a relationship. We may also have some behavioural issues that have pestered us for years. It could be obsessiveness, overspending, alcoholism, or other self-destructive patterns.

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For example, you may want to figure out why you are good at starting things, but have a hard time finishing things you start. Or maybe you have performance issues at work and would like to improve but don’t know how. These are common issues with people, and something that can cause long term annoyances and problems. Being introspective and understanding you have an issue is a start, but if you want to improve you will need to find a way to systematically look into the cause of the issue and find the best way to resolve it.

In counselling psychology, you’ll learn to explore and conducts research into different mindsets and behaviour of yourself and of other people. From this exploration and research, you’ll be able to develop assessment tools and find different ways to approach a wide variety of mental, behavioural, and performance issues.

Counselling psychology isn’t just meant to help other people. You can use the things you learn from counselling psychology to also look at your own life and situation to figure out how you can improve in different areas of your personal and professional life; and ultimately you can use counselling psychology to chart a path towards a healthier, happier life.

Join us at College of Allied Educators to learn more about yourself, what motivates you, and how you can find happiness, meaning, and success in work, love, and life.

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.  

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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How do I become a registered counsellor in Singapore?

How do I become a registered counsellor in Singapore?

Choosing a recognised programme
The important first step in becoming a counsellor is deciding on what courses you need to take. SAC has a list of counselling programmes it recognises, and believes a good education is essential to building a good counselling ecosystem in Singapore.

College of Allied Educator’s Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology is one of the SAC recognised counselling programme available. This is a 15-month part-time programme for:

  • Anyone looking to advance their professional qualification with authentic counselling experience.
  • Anyone with a deep interest in understanding human behaviour.
  • Anyone with a calling to help those who may be suffering from emotional or psychological trauma.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology programme allows you to:

  • Advance to a professional qualification and attain authentic counselling experience.
  • Achieve competence, allowing you to practice within the guidelines and ethical codes of counselling.
  • Able to comprehend personal growth and self-awareness through self-exploration.

Practicum and clinical supervision
An important component in the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology is the practicum. SAC requires recognised programmes to provide 100 practicum hours with 10 hours of clinical supervision. You will have counselling sessions with real people dealing with real issues for you to gain experience and develop yourself further.

College of Allied Educators will coordinate with you to meet the practicum hours. During your counselling sessions, you will maintain a log sheet that is endorsed and signed off on by a supervisor.

Once you have completed your 100 hours practicum and 10 hours clinical supervision, you can register to be a Provisional Clinical Member (PCM). Upon completion of your PCM, you are eligible to gain employment as a professional counsellor. In any three years after completion of the PCM, when you clock in a total of 600 hours of face-to-face counselling and the required 60 hours clinical supervision, you may upgrade your membership to the Clinical Membership, which is also the required membership to be known as a registered counsellor.

Registering as a Counsellor with Singapore Association for Counselling
To register with SAC as a Clinical Member, ensure you meet all the requirements and have your documents ready prior to registration:

  • There is a $50 registration fee
  • A passport sized photo.
  • You will need to provide your counselling log sheet individually endorsed by an SAC registered counsellor or SAC registered clinical supervisor.
  • You must have completed 600 hours of face-to-face counselling and 60 hours clinical supervision.
  • You are required to submit your academic transcripts.
  • A current letter of employment with official letterhead.
  • You must have a valid professional indemnity insurance.

The specifics and details of what SAC requires are on their website. Your status as a registered counsellor has to be renewed every 2 years.

If you are ready to start your journey and would like to find out more, contact us below:

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CALL US at 6533-0031 EMAIL your enquiry to ENQUIRY@ICAE.EDU.SG

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Do you have what it takes to be a Counselling Psychologist?

Do you have what it takes to be a Counselling Psychologist?

Counselling psychologists work with people to help them better deal with difficulties in life and to achieve wellness and positive emotional and psychological development. It requires a certain type of person with a set of qualities that are innate, and may require further training.

Understanding yourself
Understanding yourself is an important quality. It takes time and a great deal of self-reflection. Because you have put so much time and thought into your own thoughts and actions, you may have an interest in human behaviour, and why people think and act the way they do.

Listening to people
You’re a good listener, and you care about what people tell you and their state of mind and emotions. You feel sympathetic and are empathetic to their stories and plight.

Non-judgemental
You may find that people come to you with their problems and concerns. When someone tells you their secret or reveals their emotions and vulnerabilities, you don’t judge them for it. You take them as they are, as a friend, a human being, and you try to hear them and understand them.

Willing to help
You are inclined to try to help people solve or overcome their issues. This could be any issue ranging from their problems at work, family disagreements, unfair treatment by friends and colleagues. It could also be very personal, such as someone dealing with loneliness, rejection, or a broken heart. Regardless of the issue, you have a tendency to want to find ways to help them overcome it.

It’s likely you are the type of person who already knows this is your trajectory and may be unsure about what it means for you, or if you should take the next step, or what it’s even really about.

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.

For a FREE COURSE PREVIEW

CALL US at 6533-0031 EMAIL your enquiry to ENQUIRY@ICAE.EDU.SG

or Register for your free preview below:

Is there a difference between a Counselling Psychologist and a Counsellor?

Is there a difference between a Counselling Psychologist and a Counsellor?

While there are overlaps between counselling psychology and counselling, there are important differences. These can make a difference for those looking to become counsellors or counselling psychologists. They also make a difference in who clients choose to see, depending on issues they need to deal with.

Counsellors tend to deal with the immediate emotional and mental concerns of their clients. These can be anything from:

  • Work stress and anxiety
  • A strained personal or professional relationship
  • The loss of a loved one
  • Losing a job
  • Difficulties going through a break-up

Counsellors work with the client to create tools to help them deal with their current problems, or contributing habits. This is typically a short-term process and can be done across half a dozen session over the span of 6 months or so.

A counselling psychologist deals with similar issues, but they utilise a background in psychology to understand people’s behaviour and thought processes. Along with dealing with immediate emotional and mental concerns of clients, counselling psychologists can also deal with more serious cases such as:

  • Sexual assault and abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Major life transitions

Importantly, Counselling Psychologists perform scientific enquiry and research into psychology, and human behaviour, as well as develop ways to help people improve their situation. They are also able to develop and administer psychometric tests and assessments to measure people’s interests, personality, motivation, and values.

Through their research and study, Counselling psychologists are able to establish patterns, and discover and develop various therapeutic techniques and targeted interventions to help people better cope with their concerns.

Counselling Psychology and Counselling are both focused on helping people overcome their concerns and issues to achieve mental and emotional well-being.

Join us at College of Allied Educators to learn more about the different counselling psychology courses available and what they mean for you.

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.

For a FREE COURSE PREVIEW

CALL US at 6533-0031 EMAIL your enquiry to ENQUIRY@ICAE.EDU.SG

or Register for your free preview below: