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Training course

FAMSA Training Centre

Welcome to the FAMSA Training Centre (FAMtrac).


FAMtrac offers specialist counselling training for professional and lay counsellors who want to improve their counselling skills in specific areas.  FAMSA is well respected in the counselling field and strives to offer trainings of a high quality.  FAMtrac has been offering various courses for more than 10 years.


We are also proud to offer a wide range of Continual Professional Development (CPD) trainings to registered professionals.  We are continually striving to expand our CPD accredited trainings.


For those  who would like to learn more about counselling skills, FAMtrac’s Basic Counselling Skills training is an experiential introduction into counselling.   Our two Basic Counselling Skills trainings are also prerequisites for those who do not have experience in the field of counselling, but wish to attend our specialised trainings or workshops.  

NEW:  FAMtrac Counsellor Training

We have a new training program available for psychology graduates who wish to register with the ASCHP as Specialist Wellness Counsellor.  

FAMtrac Courses

We offer a range of courses to suit your needs.

Online Conference

Online Courses

Our courses are now online.  The same experiential courses you have come to know and love are now available online.  We offer online courses that are facilitated live by professionals.

Team Building Session

Classroom Courses

We offer interactive, face-to-face courses at our Observatory Training Center.  


Ad-Hoc Courses

Need a training for your team?  We can cater our courses to your team's specific needs.  Contact us to discuss what we can do for your team (minimum of 8 participants).

Not sure if our courses are right for you?

Our courses are aimed at the following individuals:

  • Professionals needing to upskill themselves in a specific counselling issues.

  • Professionals needing to gain Continual Professional Development points/units (please refer to our booking and CPD conditions also).

  • Students in various mental health professions.

  • Employee Wellness/ Human Resources Practitioners/ Managers needing to assist employees on a regular basis or needing soft skills in counselling and counselling issues.

  • Clergy

  • Social Auxiliary Workers

  • Lay Counsellors

  • Individuals wanting to learn more about counselling.

Our Basic Counselling Skills courses are often attended by individuals working within communities, NPO's and religious organisations as lay counsellors under supervision of a professional.

Kindly note in order become a registered mental health professional you would need to complete a formal degree, practical and board exam with the relevant council.  For social work guidelines please visit and for psychology please visit  You can also refer to the Council for Counsellors and Association for Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners.

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Professional Information Sessions

We run Professional Information Sessions four times a year.  Each session has a different speaker and topic.

Professional Supervision

FAMSA Western Cape offers Professional Supervision to Social Workers and Counsellors.

Supervisors Forum

Are you a Supervisor? We have been running our Supervisors' Forum for more than 20 years.



021 447 7951

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