The certificate course on “Personal Counselling”, is modeled along the lines of the course which Father Joaquim Fuster designed. He was the Founder and Director of the Xavier Institute of Counselling. In 1978 Fr. Fuster, trained under Dr. Robert R. Carkhuff at the Carkhuff Institute of Human Technology, Massachusetts, USA.

Fr. Fuster, subsequently ran the programme successfully in St. Xavier’s College for many years, touching many lives.

We at St. Xavier’s College owe him much and it is with great pleasure we have revived Fr. Fuster’s Personal Counselling Course, from the academic year 2019-2020.


Eligibility: Std 12 (Any stream)

Duration: January to March 2024

Please Note: Classes will be conducted on campus

(St. Xavier's College, Mumbai)

Timings: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Fees: Rs. 20,000 (Inclusive of GST)

Contact: cpc.xaviers@gmail.com or 9324084592

To apply,

  1. Download the form.
  2. Fill it in and send a scanned copy or picture of the form to cpc.xaviers@gmail.com

Course Content

-History and Meaning of Counselling

-Role of a Counsellor

-Counsellor’s Personal Growth (Self-actualisation, mental health,ethics)

-Models of Counselling (Emphasis on the Carkhuff Model)

-Counselling Skills (attending, observing, listening, responding etc.)

-Stages of Counselling