Can I be a counsellor?

As a little girl, I wasn’t the kind of person who carried destitute kittens home. I had sympathy for hurting and suffering people. I remember giving away some of my precious toys to children who had no toys.

Years later my childhood compassion translated into the desire to make a more substantial difference in people’s lives. Being a young adult in the transition years to a democratic South Africa created many opportunities to help people. In my book A Sensible Vision I wrote about this particular part of our journey.

Turbulent times and the resulting hardship people endure are now rifer than in the past. In our little country, we have to deal with illnesses, natural and human-induced disasters, water scarcities, poverty, and unemployment. Murders, domestic violence, and crime make it seem as though people gave up on being humane. Healing and wholeness must start on the inside.

My plea is that we leave no one in pain. Our society needs counsellors, victim supporters, and caring people on every level, in every institution. We need well-trained counsellors in every school, church, and community organisation.

One of the first questions people ask during conversations is “Can I be a good counsellor?”. This is a powerful question to ask when you care about people because the answer can expand your horizons. You don’t have to excel at all forms of supporting people because you can focus on the areas that are closest to your caring heart.

I compiled a self-assessment quiz that should give you a guideline for your natural ability to help others.

Training offered

The team at Kailo Training Institute is committed to supporting learners to complete their studies successfully. We have first-hand experience of the challenges experienced by adult learners, especially the multi-vocational scholars.

Although the programs are presented online, and learners can work asynchronous and at their own pace no one is left to struggle alone. The lecturers are seasoned facilitators who arrange weekly online contact sessions with the learners. The lecturers are involved in the preliminary interviews, the selection process and coaching during the studies and practical work.

The learners receive a grid with all the modules they have to complete and there are additional models to assist with practical aspects such as writing skills and research methods. Even though learners can work at their own pace, there are milestones that they have to reach to ensure that their studies will be completed within the contracted timeframe.

If you are interested in studying with us, you can send an Expression of Interest today. There is a quiz available if you wonder whether you can be a good counsellor. QUIZ.