FAMSA Training Centre

Basic Counselling Skills 2 - Online Training

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 that you need to have completed Basic Counselling Skills I or a recognized basic counselling skills training. Recognition of non FAMtrac trainings will be considered on an individual basis.

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 stage 3 & 4 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

Please Note

If you are not a registered mental health professional the Basic Counselling 1 and 2 courses need to be completed in order to attend other FAMtrac training.  You can also apply for Recognition of Previous Learning if you have completed a Basic Counselling training with another organisation.

Online TrainingO

This training will be facilitated online by means of the Zoom Application.  Zoom can be accessed on most smart phones, tablets and computers.  You will need to make use of a camera and microphone and have access to a stable internet connection.

Seven online sessions:  8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 September 2020

Time slot: 18:00 - 20:30


Days of the week: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Cost: R2250 per person



  • SACSSP:   Not Applied

  • HPCSA:    Not Applied


Bookings & Payments

  • Bookings need to be made at least 10-days before the first day of training

  • Once booked we will email you an invoice

  • Proof of payment can be emailed to famtrac@famsawc.org.za to secure your seat

  • Payment needs to be received 10-days before the first day of training

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