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Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the counselling of people in domestic relationships


Course synopsis

Globally, most domestic units (families) are under pressure from within and without. Heightened cases of mental diseases, depression, suicide, reduction in productivity and resourcefulness at work, debilitating diseases and emergence of new diseases, domestic violence, high mortality rate, high divorce rates and many other vices are attributable to the family. About 85% of the cases handled by the Police and over 50% of the cases handled by courts are domestic related. In addition, most workplace conflicts and dismal performances could be traced to the spill-over effect of domestic issues into the workplace. Some spouses who professed undying love to one another are either trying to kill one another, or going through divorce or getting separated. Young people are preferring cohabitation to marriage while single parenthood, street children, alcohol and substance abuse, rebellion among youth, and rape is on the increase. The pressure on the family institution is on the increase. For instance, it is reported that “one in four people prefer to communicate via email rather than face to face, and this number will increase to three out of four people by 2020” Imagine the strain this could have on a relationship?


Everyone in a domestic relationship needs counselling at one time or the other but not everyone will go to counselling; either because of ignorance about the importance of counselling or because they do not know where to go and/or because of experience with untrained or ill-trained counselors. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the counselling of people in domestic relationships is an accredited course by the ETDP-SETA, South Africa. It is designed to enrich those who counsel others with practical skills in counselling.  Over 95% success rate in counselling outcomes have resulted from this course.


The course provides a universal context for enhancing awareness (of individual/group dynamics) and society wide thinking, from the challenges of domestic relationships to transformation of those challenges and working effectively in the uncharted and ‘turbulent’ waters of domestic relationship. It equips counselors with hands-on techniques to ensure that people in domestic relationships seeking counsel reap the mutual benefits embedded in their connectedness with one another.


How you will benefit. You will learn to:

  • Obtain insight into the pros and cons of domestic relationships, their structural formations and implication of each on relationships
  • Be sensitive in understanding the changing nature of relationships caused by various factors and events
  • Counsel a domestic unit in a domestic dilemma.
  • Be abreast of counselling ethics and pitfalls. You will also understand how to plan actions, implement and provide support in counselling
  • Refer couples or domestic units with specific needs and problems; the process, documents resources and facilities available to counselees.
  • Prepare a portfolio of Evidence (PoE)


Key Focus Areas

  • Intrapersonal conversation
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Listening for what is being said and what is deliberately left unspoken
  • Use of Language; mastering the “I” key
  • Role playing
  • Case studies


Who should be trained?

This course is ideal for those looking to develop or fine tune their counselling skills; or those in leadership and administrative positions who give counsel in a variety of counselling contexts including, but not limited to:

  • Schools
  • Police Service
  • Counselling Call Centres
  • Hospitals, Clinics and Support Agencies
  • Sports Centres
  • Education and Training facilities
  • Government, Health and Social Services Facilities
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Faith based Organisations


Entrance Requirements

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Matric Exemption (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience


Among Facilitators are:

Dr. Isaac Abe: He is the Managing Partner (Training and Consulting) at Sash Business Management. He holds a PhD in Leadership studies from the University Of Kwa Zulu Natal (UKZN) as well as an MBA (Financial Management) from the Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria. He lectured various Business and Leadership modules in the UKZN. Isaac has held various management positions in the banking industry.  As an accomplished scholar, he has published articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is an accredited counselor and facilitator. Dr. Abe helps people to discover the counselor in them.


Dr. Ethel Abe: Holds a PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship from the UKZN and a Master of Business Administration degree (Marketing & Management) from the Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria. Ethel is a corporate strategist, an entrepreneur and an expert in work-life balance strategies. She lectured Services Marketing, Business to Business Marketing, Corporate strategies and Entrepreneurship for the UKZN. Dr. Abe has published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. She brings into her consulting practice, wealth of experience from the private and public sectors. She is an accredited counselor, moderator, assessor and facilitator. Dr. Ethel Abe co-founded Sash Business Management in 2009.

Duration: 4 Contact Days


Course Fee

The course fee of R10, 000 (Excluding VAT) includes the cost of tuition, all course materials, meals and refreshments on the course, assessment, moderation and certification. The cost does NOT include accommodation charges on the local Course or travel to and fro the venue.



E-mail: info@sashbm.com     

Phone: +27 31 701 4807