Counseling Skills for Non-Counselors

Posted On: July 20, 2019

Date(s) - 20/07/2019
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Commerze @ Irving


Counselling is the art of using talk therapy to heal people, and guiding people to overcome their problems.
Have you always been impressed by how counselors tend to be good listeners?
Have you always wondered about the tools of their trade?
How would you like to posses the same skills counselors possess?
This session with cover counseling techniques like: listening, verbal and non-verbal communication; open and closed ended questions; reflection of feeling; summarisation; and paraphasing.
This will be a short but experiential session designed with the intention of supporting noncounselors to begin to have the confidence to practice using them in your personal and professional lives.

Workshop Content:

  • What is Counselling?
  • The types of mental health professions
  • Counseling skills: Non-verbal communication, Open and Closed ended Questions, Paraphrasing, Summary, Reflection of Feeling
  • Hands-on practice

This course is suitable for HR professionals, Healthcare professionals, Social Service professionals, and anybody else with no counselling background. Come learn how to improve your communication and help your colleagues, friends and loved ones.

Workshop Requirements:

  • Diploma or ‘A’ levels equivalent
  • Minimum C6 in GCE ‘O’ levels English or equivalent


“I have attended a few of Martha’s events and this was another excellent one. Martha was as always gracious with her time and expertise with counseling and was very clear and patient while making sure we all understood what she was saying. This workshop/event  was attended by a wide variety of people that were there for a wide variety of reasons and that made for a very interesting group. In short I found the event to be well paced, informative and excellently and professionally delivered.” – Jacqui Kay, 18 Aug 2019

“Fundamentals of counseling and counseling is not (clear misconceptions of what a counselor means).” – Anonymous, 20 July 2019

“I learned how to listen actively and help someone dig into their problems and find the answers themselves.” – Nguyen Hong Van, 20 July 2019

“Getting to understand the open/ closed ended questions. Do and don’ts as a listener.” – Anonymous, 20 July 2019

When/ Where

Date: Sat 20 July 2019

Time: 2 – 6p.m. (We will be starting at 2p.m. sharp. Latecomers won’t be admitted and also not refunded.)

Venue: The Commerze @ Irving, 1 Irving Place #09-08 Singapore 369546

Directions: Tai Seng MRT exit A. Look for Orange Building, less than 5 mins away.

Energy Energy: $128 per person/ S$208 for two

S$128 for 1 pax

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S$208 for two

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Please note that no refund will be issued if you have paid and cannot make it for the workshop. Replacement allowed. Do check out our media policy as well.


Questions? Email Martha here.

About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling in May 2018. In practice for more than 10 years, she is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published four books: Love, Sex and Everything In-BetweenOrgasmic YogaFrom Princess to Queen and {Un}Inhibited.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

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