Counselling Courses In India

Join the best counseling courses online with a special focus on Psychology, school counselling, career counseling, art therapy, marriage counseling, psychotherapy, practical counseling techniques and mock sessions for students during the program tenure.

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Duration = 6 Months

Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Duration = 9 Months

Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Duration = 1 Year

Course Details
These courses are offered by Savio DSilva Classes, a private and autonomous institute in Mumbai that offers online training programs, under the able guidance of Savio DSilva, a highly experienced counselor and Psychotherapist that educates, guides and trains students via digital content. The highest quality standards and the finest infrastructure makes this course far better than college or university courses.

Our positive testimonials, strong online presence and high quality of online education are well known. We have our own training methodology, course syllabus and internet infrastructure that has been built through hard work, sincerity and passion over a period of more than 10 years.

Salient Features
First to offer online counseling courses in India.
Trained over 100 students with excellent feedback.
A top counselor and psychotherapist is your trainer.
Featured in Education Times and top media outlets.
24x7 course forum for maximum interaction and learning.
24x7 access to eBooks, material and articles.
Access to over 20 Ebooks during the course.
Access to 800 short notes on psychology and counseling.
Access to 10 audio books on personality development.
Audio material on over 50 psychological topics.
Mock counseling sessions during the course.
Access to 30 scripts of past counseling sessions.
Support forum that offers support to students.
Regular interaction with Savio DSilva on the forum.
A personal messaging system to send messages to the director.
A daily activity log that helps students keep track of their learning.
Practical assignments every month of the course.
Excellent practice offered by counseling real people.

Certificate Syllabus
Counselling Skills
Counselling Psychology
Psychology Theory
Guidance Theory
Psychotherapy Theory
Marriage Counselling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Art Therapy


Diploma Syllabus


Advanced Diploma Syllabus


Each course provides thousands of pages of course material that cover every single topic thoroughly. Practical training in most areas of counseling is imparted through case studies, mock counseling sessions and via analysis of past counseling sessions.

Course Eligibility Test
Please take our free Course Eligibility Test to check whether you are eligible for admission into our courses. You will receive an instant result which reveals whether you can take up our courses.

Course Testimonials
Savio DSilva Classes has earned his high rankings purely based on our painstaking efforts in building up an excellent online training program and based on the performance of our graduates who work in the counseling field. Our counseling courses have been developed over many years with the sole intention (and focus) of training students to become practicing counselors on course completion.


I am very happy to have joined this course and I am proud to be a part of it. Savio DSilva is highly supportive and has made the course educational and enjoyable. I have got all I need to know, wonderfully covered through assignments, explored through queries. The supervision and guidance by you is excellent Savio DSilva Sir! I have learned so much, reviewed my skills and it helps me use my skills both on-line, and face-to-face. The benefits are unaccountable. The course has effectively helped me develop my skills and enhance my learning. The course forum has given me a tremendous feeling of support and understanding of the course. Being a teacher, this course has helped me to tackle students and parents very effectively. It has also helped me coordinate effectively with my colleagues. The course has genuinely offered me stimulating experience of all the skills and competencies involved for online work. What is covered in this course in six months could take years to learn in a normal institute. I will wholeheartedly recommend this course for anyone looking for a good on-line counseling course and wishing to gain greater understanding of counseling. Once again, I thank you Savio Sir for the wonderful opportunity given to me. This course has enhanced my confidence a million folds!
- Mani Mozhi (Child Counsellor)



My deep interest in psychology and mental health counseling and an urge to serve society interested me in doing this advanced counseling course with Savio DSilva. This course would also help me develop personally from my career point of view therefore I made my decision of doing this course and I feel I have taken the right decision. When I went through the course catalog and viewed the topics on site, my passion for this course grew even further. I also found it convenient because I could study after work hours living in another country. I joined this course in February and am proud to be a part of it. It gives me inner peace and is developing my skills, knowledge and expertize. I am applying my learned knowledge in practical situations at work. I am able to transform lives and that is the best part of doing this course.

From day one that I begun this course, I am enjoying every bit of it. This course offers challenges at every step. The course topics, in-depth knowledge provided, advanced course materials, e-books, books, videos, forums all this is made available by Mr.Savio at a center point; such privileges are difficult to find even at Universities. Frankly speaking, I did not enjoy my masters as much as I am enjoying this course. We interact daily, on the forums with peers and begin caring for each other. Slowly I feel like I am being molded into a professional counselor and this is the strength of this course. In this course I learned to meet deadlines, research and my writings are published. This course has not only developed my writing skills and my expertise in the subject but has raised my confidence level. When I answer a query I analyze the situation and provide solutions based on theory and experience. When I find that my solution has been able to help someone the satisfaction I gain raises my motivational level and I feel like putting in more efforts. I receive constructive feedback from Mr.Savio and I respect his straightforwardness. His encouragement makes me feel good about myself. This has been a lifelong learning experience for me. I thank Mr.Savio for making this a wonderful experience for me and for all those enrolled under him.
- Juliet Coutinho (University Counselor)



"I have been attached to this course since the past 10 months and believe me I still feel I am a new student in the sense that everyday there is something new to learn and experience. It is a wonderful course, the entire credit of which goes to Mr. Savio DSilva, who is always open to new ideas, experimenting and implementing innovative ways to make the course more interesting. If you are sincere and regular in answering the online queries and in completing your assignments then there is nothing to stop you from becoming a good counselor. Should you have any problem, Mr. D'Silva is a very, very helpful teacher and guide and of course, we are always there to assist you. All the best!"
- Mridu Rathi (NGO Owner)



The main reason why I joined this course was my interest in helping others from their problems. Besides this being a homeopath, psychology plays a vital role in practicing homeopathic medicine. I always felt that I should reach out to people and help them solve their problems. My vision before joining the course was to open an addiction clinic for smokers and alcoholics and a counseling clinic for children as child health is my specialization. After joining this course I got to broaden my view of thoughts. Each day I get to enrich my thoughts and learn something new. I have attempted topics which are completely out of my knowledge but with research and enthusiasm to do it I could complete it nicely. I can tackle my own emotions at times and it has benefited me on personal level as well. I can think more rationally and from all perspectives when in crises. A mentor like Savio DSilva is thoroughly a blessing for all of us. He has been there for us and truly spoon fed us on all occasions. By joining him our articles have gained international exposure and will be there on Google for years to come. My heartfelt thanks to you sir. I will keep giving my best to the course and to you in the future as well.
Thanks and regards,
Dr. Ankita Marjadi (Expert Counselor).



Savio DSilva has provided the professional approach to counseling with much ease, convenience and gaining by sharing. The whole team of Director, moderators, co-moderators and seniors are functioning superbly. An equal and unbiased approach to all students. I was never an author and nor was i a computer savvy person, but thanks to Savio DSilva as this course has given me the platform to reach to world. Knowledge seems to have no boundaries and I have reached to a basic milestone and would want to travel with the course as far as possible.
Thank You.
- Jigna Chinoy (Career Counselor)



I would like to take this opportunity to thank Savio DSilva for the wonderful training in counseling. I have learned so much in the past couple of months and also learning as the course takes it. Counseling has been my passion. After a lot of research that I did in the internet, I zeroed in on Savio DSilva's course, as it does not require personal contact sessions and the rating it has, I have been working as a Home Based Medical Transcription Expert and extending to my passion has been a good journey so far. The articles, assignments, chat sessions, study materials, internet links, and your evaluations have been pretty useful and enhances the knowledge. I personally take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful gesture and patience. Indeed blessed are the students of you Sir.
Thanks with Regards,
- Bhavani Raman (Expert Counselor).



Whatever background you are from will not make a difference. Learning human behavior is an asset and will help you in any field you choose to be. I can assure you that the language is very simple and our course director is an excellent person who is very approachable. He takes lot of interest in his students and I can speak confidently for all my co students that we are definitely benefiting by joining this institute. So go ahead and join in. All the best.
- Anju Kapoor (Child Counselor)



Since I graduated as a nurse I had a thirst in specializing in the field of counseling after seeing a lot of mentally affected patients in hospitals and my best subject was psychiatry. Since then I had been searching through various websites, finally I happened to see this site and went through it and liked it. I enrolled myself into Savio DSilva's course, I am on the verge of finishing it. As it is said 'with great power comes great responsibility'. Skills of counseling must be used to the right people. Right time and right place.

So whoever has plans to do this course you are not late you are with the right person at the right time and right place..
1. The general course schedule and course flow is good.
2. The contents are vast, in depth and valid.
3. The articles, tips, lessons and topics are excellent.
4. Best books on related topics are from best authors.
5. Online assignments cover most related articles sent earlier.
6. Counseling problems very much related to day to day problems in each one's life.
As it is the best ranked counselor in India, Mr.Savio, is a good mentor, motivator, teacher and counselor.
- Mariamma Jose (Top Nurse & Expert Counselor)



I have joined this course to become a counselor. It has been my objective since I passed out my std. 10. and needed practical exposure to the field, which I am getting from this course. I like listening to people and it gives me immense pleasure when I am able to help them out. I have worked in organizations where I have felt the gap which needs to be filled in by professionals. This course is helping me to be eligible to fill in that gap. After joining this course, I was first overwhelmed by the material provided to us. The eBooks and other material have been of great use to me to understand this field better. I can relate in a better way with people and their problems, by actually being able to put myself in their shoes to solve their queries. But most importantly, I have become much more patient while dealing with things in my own life. I can rationalize with people and situations in a better way. This course has also made me learn to accept criticism gracefully, to work in teams, and at times even to work under pressure, without letting the deadlines take a toll on me. I have also improved on my communication skills both verbal and non verbal. And I hope by the time I finish this course, there will be a lot more that I would have learned.
- Akshaya Kawle (Human Resources Management / Counsellor).



My aim to join this course was to reach out to maximum number of needy people and help them with their problems related to life. I always look forward to encourage and motivate people to face and brace their lives irrespective of the age groups they belong to. To give a lending ear and a strong shoulder to share and care for their burdens to unload with an aim to cure them of their miseries of any kind. After joining this course I have gained a vast knowledge of all spheres of life. Counseling though has been the aim of this course i would like to submit that apart from that it teaches you how to work systematically. How to communicate relying only on posts. How to share responsibilities and work to achieve your goals as a team. Meeting deadlines both at short and long time of notice. Adhering to rules and making sure of a disciplined aptitude and attitude towards work. This sure shows communication indeed is the key to all our problems. Being their for your colleagues and helping them in their hour of need, like many of our friends have set an example on this forum. This course teaches as both leadership qualities and skills both at counseling & communicating. So far a very challenging, enriching and learned experience is what i have had. And looking forward for much more in the months to come. Thank You Savio Sir for all the able guidance.
Regards.
- Dr. Neelu Khanna (Child Counselor / Dentist)



This course of Counselling is developing integration of thinking, feeling and behaviour together with awareness of the social and cultural contexts of counselling. It is designed in a complete sense. By taking this Counselling course, I am gaining a thorough understanding of what is expected of a Counselor. I will be able to use my newly developed skills to help people in need. It could be people at work, it could be close members of our family and it could be long-time friends. Just think how much they could benefit from my knowledge and experience. Alternatively I can apply for further training or employment in the field of counselling. The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home the programme takes place over a time scale to suit us. This course is helpful for everyone. The great thing about this learning is that I can study from home or work, at my own pace and in my own time. What’s more, I have a fully qualified tutor offering support and guidance through post. It has broadened my horizons and enriched me. I have started taking things in a different manner with very positive attitude.This course has brought a change in me, Sir which is a creditable.
- Neerja Bhatnagar (Expert Counselor)



You can go ahead in joining this institute. As a student, you will have no boundaries and will learn so much than your expectations from Savio Sir. He will always be there with you in each and every step you take in becoming a good counselor. Whatever be the background, if you have inclination and dedication, you can come out as the best counselor. You will be given a chance to answer to queries while you are doing the course, which I think nobody else is offering in any college. We are also there to help you out. Good Luck and all the best.
- George Kutty (Expert Counselor)



The best thing, now I realize, that happened to me by joining this course, is to have new friends and well wishers like you around me. I am sure the alumni association that will be generated by this course will go a long way even after we finish it. Sir Savio, please accept my gratitude for this new experience of my life. In fact all of us should be thankful to you for having such wonderful medium of interaction and bringing the like minded people together. Thank you once again.
- Vikas Tayal (Expert Counselor)



I am very much interested in mental and emotional problems of people and want to help them in their tough situations, thats why I have done my homeopathy which is based on mental symptoms. and problems. And it is my dream profession, so when I came to know about this online course, I joined it immediately. It is very good course, with many articles, notes, and books on vast areas, to increase our knowledge and counseling skills..And chat sessions are also very helpful for us, as they have given us guidance and clear our doubts..With this course, I am making my dream come true..Thanks and Regards,
- Sampati Nanglia (Expert Counselor)



As far as experience is concerned the very first change that i have noticed in me is that I am Improving as a person as in my outlook towards things and the personal situations that I face daily...I can handle things very easily and yes sir my observation skills as in observing human behavior practically have also improved...Plus the article assignments are simply widening my knowledge...I really enjoy this subject...And I have no regrets after joining this course...At the end of the day I am into something which I really wanted to do...And its all possible because of you...thank you for every little thing sir...Thanks once again...
Regards,
- Latika Bhojwani (Life Coach / Counselor).



When i joined this Savio DSilva course I wasn't very sure as to how things will be done. but slowly and steadily I was so impressed with the way the assignments were given and grades were given to us. Everything was done so perfectly by sir. You have been such a great mentor. All the assignments given to us were designed so beautifully. The course material was vast as well as it provided us an indepth knowledge of every field of psychology. Guiding us and making us do our assignments so well was all because of ur hard work. Admitting me to your online course was itself a big thing for me because being a graduate in commerce. I'm so grateful to Sir for the same.
- Gargi Sharma (School Counsellor).



Initially I could'nt understand things but once I started getting into the tune of it, it got interesting. I like replying to queries as there are cases to which I can relate personally. Its fun and I also get to learn so many things. Till now its been a great learning experience and I hope I get to learn much more.
- Ruby Agarwal (MBA / Counselor)



I don't have words to express my gratitude for the difference this counseling course and your guidance has personally made in my life. Kind Regards,
- Dr. Shalini (Mental Health Counselor)

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Media Coverage
Our online counseling course has received media coverage in the Education Times. Our course director "Savio DSilva" has appeared on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet for his expertise as a counselor and soft skills trainer. The Times of India, DNA, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, India Today, FHM Magazine, All India Radio, UTVi, DD News, Radio City, Big FM, Indiatimes.com, Sahara Samay, Zoom TV, the Blitz, the Afternoon, etc. have covered, featured or interviewed him during the last 2 decades.

Over 120 Students Trained Already
Savio DSilva Classes has already trained over 120 students during the last 8 years. Feedback of our graduates is excellent. Graduates of our courses claim that the personal attention and continious guidance that they receive is what helped them become excellent counselors on course completion.

Amazing Forum
Savio DSilva Classes has an active course forum that helps students interact, learn, share and grow under thw direct guidance of the course director. All course notes, weekly assignments, feedback, mock session scripts and course activities take place through the course forum itself.

Excellent Support
Each student gets free access to our Support Forum. This gives them the unique opportunity to directly contact Savio DSilva whenever they need to discuss matters related to the course modules and assignments. Students can avail the personal support facility 7 times each month. Apart from this facility, students can visit the course forum everyday to get the latest course updates, read course notes and co-ordinate with other students.

Great Course Material
Students are given access to over 20 eBooks, 800 short notes, and over 50 audio files covering all important topics, aspects and contents of the course. The objective is to give students as much information about counseling and psychotherapy as possible. Please apply for admission only if you have the time, inclination and interest to go through all the course material provided to you. Around 7 hours per week are required to complete the course satisfactorily.

Private Messaging System
Each student has their own private messaging system from where they can securely send messages to the course director and other students. This is a highly useful innovation that increases learning and interaction among students and faculty.

Daily Activity Log
Students get access to their own daily activity log. Students can post entries about what they studied or experienced related to the world of counseling via these simple logs. A complete record of all log entries is maintained so that students can go through other students' entries and learn what they did on a particular day of the year.

Certificate / Diploma by Savio DSilva Classes
Students are awarded a Certificate / Diploma / Advanced Diploma by Savio DSilva Classes on successful course completion. The certificate is sent by courier to every student at the end of the course tenure. The certificate gives you an immense edge over doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and other graduates with no formal education in counseling. The certification allows you to practice counseling almost anywhere in India and start your own counseling practice.

Message To Applicants By The Director
We are only looking to train students who wish to pursue a career in counseling on course completion. Those genuinely interested in learning about counseling in order to make a living helping mankind should apply for admission at our institute.

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Our courses in counselling and psychotherapy are ideal for doctors, nurses, medical professionals, school teachers, school principals, college teachers, sociology graduates, psychology graduates, early childhood educators, social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, and others whose professions requires excellent knowledge of counseling and psychotherapy.

We are here to train future counselors of India. Registered students get to learn professional counseling under my direct guidance. Thousands of hours have been invested into building an online course that is one of the best counseling courses in the world.

Students can contact or consult with me several times each month to discuss course concepts that connect with practical counseling situations. I have a track record of replying to student messages and queries within a working day. Needless to say, I am always there for my students. However, I do not believe in "spoon feeding". Students must spend atleast 7 to 10 hours a week on reading course notes and participating in course activities each week to gain the optimum from our training program.

Our online counseling courses are practical courses that fulfill not only your need to become a counselor but also trains you to earn a living as a professional counselor on course completion. The course material, weekly assignments, mock counseling sessions and detailed notes will educate you to become an excellent counselor when the course ends. It becomes relatively easy to conduct counseling sessions and carve out a wonderful career for yourself after you complete our course.

The biggest advantage of our counseling courses is the fact that I personally interact with every student registered for this course. This course is most suitable for graduates and post-graduates who are interested in genuinely practicing counseling on course completion. Our graduates are directly involved in the counseling field and so are we.

This was the first online course in the world that provided students an opportunity to practice their counseling skills on a real platform that offers free counseling services online. We have a counseling service where people from all over the world can post queries and avail of free advice from our counseling students. This exclusive training guarantees that every student understands the different aspects of counseling by practicing them in the real world.

Our infrastructure is built on a rock-solid internet network to provide the highest quality of online education available at the best universities in the world. Our online counseling course offers practical training along with thousands of pages of course notes and articles provided in our online library.

Great Respect For Counselors Today
Counseling has become one of the most respected fields in India today. Make a wonderful career providing a much needed social service and make a living helping other people. The biggest high for a counselor is the internal satisfaction we get serving people with our expertise in varied areas of counseling. Earlier there would be less than 5 counselors practicing in the major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Indore, Hyderabad and Chennai. Today in each of these cities you have over 50 counselors practicing, earning huge respect and decent incomes. Counseling has become one of the most sought after professions with thousands of students opting for counseling courses each year.

Common Questions
What is the definition of an Online Course?
- A course offered through the internet by allowing access to course material through a website, forum or email is called an Online Course.

Who offers these online courses?
- The online counseling and Psychotherapy courses are offered by Savio DSilva Classes situated in Kandivali West, Mumbai. We are an autonomous training institute offering online courses since 2007. We have trained thousands of students both online and offline since 2005. We do not offer any kind of offline training or support.

Can a student practice as a Counselor after completing these courses?
- Yes. Students can practice as a counselor in most parts of India after completing our course. Students can apply for jobs as a counselor as well.

Do we provide any internship training?
- No. Students have more than enough practical training through monthly assignments, mock sessions and forum activities so there is usually no need of any further training once the course is successfully completed.

Can I continue with the Diploma or Advanced Diploma after completing the Certificate course?
- Yes you can. You can continue with the Diploma or Advanced Diploma after paying the difference in course fees.

Do I need to register myself somewhere to practice counseling independently?
- Yes, it is always advisable to register yourself as a counselor to offer your professional services to clients. In most states of India, you can practice counseling after completing our online courses provided you are registered as a counseling service providing company.

How much time must be dedicated to complete this course successfully?
- Minimum 7 hours per week are needed (to read notes, forum posts, and complete assignments) to successfully complete this course.

Who issues the Certificate / Diploma?
Students are awarded a Certificate / Diploma / Advanced Diploma by Savio DSilva Classes on course completion. The certificate is sent by courier to every student within 2 months of completing the final exams. You can start your own counseling practice or apply for counselling jobs as soon as you complete our online course.

Is there any contact program with the Director?
- Students can contact Savio DSilva anytime through the support center, private messaging system or on the course forum for queries related to the course.

Is there any practical training in counselling given?
- You reply to real counselling queries covering different areas of counselling as part of your course assignments. Students take part in mock counselling sessions, analyze past counseling session scripts and write their own articles on course topics to gain more out of the online course.

When does my course start and end?
Your course starts on the day you are granted access to the course forum. Your course ends when you appear for your final exams.

Can a student copy during the exams?
- Students cannot copy during the final exams as the questions are based on real life counseling situations which require real thinking and evaluation rather than copying something from somewhere.

What about the course material?
- We grant students 24x7 access to an online library consisting of over 20 Ebooks. There are over 800 short notes related to different areas of counseling, psychology and psychotherapy that are provided too. Over 50 audio files on important psychological topics are given to students during the course. Savio DSilva Classes trains you in all aspects of counseling and therapy with a complete emphasis on current trends in the industry.

Is there any classroom training involved?
- This is an online course so there is no classroom training provided here.

Do I have to come to Mumbai for my final exams?
- The final exams are held online itself so you do not need to leave your home for the same.

Will I get any assistance after completing the course?
- You can continue getting support and assistance after the course for an additional 6 months. Graduates are granted access to the course forum and their PM for another 6 months after their course ends.

When will admissions commence for the next term?
- Admissions for the term starting in October starts from 8th September, 2015.

How can I contact SDC?
- Chat with us via WhatsApp on or Contact Us online.

Course Fees
Certificate = Rs.6900
Diploma = Rs.12900
Advanced Diploma = Rs.16900

The fees includes course fees, exam fees, certificate fees and other course related charges. Fees to be paid in full at the time of admission.

Course Eligibility Test
Please complete our quick Course Eligibility Test online to check whether you are eligible for admission into our courses. You will receive an instant result for this test which reveals whether you should take up our courses and a long term career in counselling.

Course Admission Procedure
Step 1 - Fill up the admission form (provided from 8th September) and submit it.

Step 2 - If you match our selection criteria, you must submit a copy of your graduation degree and a recent passport photo on our email.

Step 3 - Once you clear Step 2, you will have an online interview with us on WhatsApp.

Step 4 - Once you clear Step 3, you can pay the course fees by credit card, debit card or NEFT.

Step 5 - Once fees are received, you are issued a student ID and fee receipt. You are given your first 2 eBooks and granted full access to the course forum within 48 hours.

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