Basic Counselling Skills 2 (Intermediate)

This course builds on what participants have learned during the Basic Counselling Skills I Training based on the Egan Model of counselling for use by professionals, lay counsellors and those persons interested in learning more about counselling. The course helps you to further develop your practical counselling skills and looks deeper in to counselling theory. In this training we continue to look at the Egan Model by exploring Stages II and III and the relevant skills.


Please note

  • A minimum requirement to attend other FAMtrac Trainings is the Basic Counselling Skills 1 and 2 trainings or a recognized Basic Counselling skills training. 
  • Recognition of non FAMtrac trainings will be considered on an individual basis.



SACSSP:   Not Applied

HPCSA:     Not Applied



  • Bookings need to be made at least 10-days before the first day of training.
  • Proof of payment can be emailed to to secure your seat.
  • Please Click Here for our booking and payment guidelines.
Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this training it is expected that trainees will be able to:

  • Explain the application of systems theory to couple and family relationships
  • Demonstrate an understanding of stage two and three of Egan’s Model
  • Demonstrate the skills of stages two of the Egan model: Advanced accurate empathy, Challenging, Immediacy, and Self-Disclosure
  • Describe the principles of effective conflict resolution and confrontation
  • Demonstrate the skills of stage three of the Egan model: Problem solving, Decision making, and Initiating change
Course Outline: 
  • An overview of Stages II and III of the Egan Model
  • Formulating and practicing Advance Accurate Empathy
  • The Family System: Looking at the sub-systems
  • Stages of the Family Life Cycle
  • Developing Skills of Confrontation
  • How to Manage Conflict
  • Challenging the client
  • Self-Disclosure
  • Immediacy
  • Focusing: Helping Client Develop Preferred Scenarios
  • Helping Client Act
Price: R2,100.00