Price: AED 2,000

Duration: 2-3 days

Timing: Flexible

Course overview

Adolescents – youth counsellor course provides an effective support to the psychological and emotional distress of those in need and plays a pivotal role in the overall well being of the society. This Comprehensive and experiential youth training program provides the participants with a general overview of role and functions of a youth counsellor. It also equips them with a set of skills and competencies so as to effectively work as counsellors with young adults.


  • Youth counsellor course is designed to respond the need of aspirant young counsellor to practiced their counseling techniques. 
  • Gain a basic level of understanding of Counseling as a support process, role and functions of a youth counsellor.
  • Gain and practice various skills and competencies required for a counselling.
  • Understand the basic theories and approaches used in effective Counselling
  • Gain insights into various issues experienced by young adults that require Counselling
  • Gain a beginner level understanding of counselling process and practices so as to effectively function as counsellors within the scope.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Counselling- Role and Functions of a Counsellor
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Counselling
  • Counselling Skills- Interpersonal skills for counsellors-Confidence, Attitude
  • Communication skills for Counsellors- Verbal and Non-Verbal skills
  • The art of effective listening.
  • Probing and Prompting techniques for effective Counselling
  • Understanding Motivation and motivational drivers
  • The conscious, subconscious and unconscious minds
  • Defense mechanisms of the mind
  • Approaches to Counselling: Existential Counselling
  • Introduction to Gestalt theory
  • Role of psychometrics in counselling for skill building
  • Common Youth issues: Bullying at study place, Adult abuse, Peer pressure, Substance abuse,
  • Common youth issues contd.: physiological conditions, Obesity, Hormones, and Sexuality etc.

Topics Covered contd…

  • Stress, Anxiety and depression Causes and Coping techniques
  • Anger, Aggression, Passive aggression-Managing techniques
  • Introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy CBT
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and its role in Counselling, with special emphasis on empathy and sensitivity
  • Practical Counselling-Framework
  • Ethics in Counselling: Maintaining Confidentiality and trust,


Who is it for:

  • All eligible candidates, who wish to gain a basic level competencies in Youth Counselling Process.
  • All interested individuals who are aspirant counsellor can join this Youth Counsellor course. 


Training Methodology

  • The Training will be delivered in line with the latest adult learning principles.
  • The training program is highly interactive in nature with training delivered with a combination of lectures, Prezi-presentations, practical examples, activities, role-plays, video presentations, discussions and energizers in between.
  • Each session will have activities involving; mock sessions/role-plays/group tasks, followed by discussion and debrief, Q&A and re-cap sessions.
  • Trainees will be provided with courseware which includes, study material, handouts, and activity sheets etc.

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