PERSONAL COUNSELLING

CERTIFICATE COURSE



“THERE ARE THREE THINGS EXTREMELY HARD: STEEL, A DIAMOND AND TO KNOW ONESELF “

- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN-

The certificate course on “Personal Counselling” offered by St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, is modeled along the lines of the course which Father Joaquim Fuster conducted for many years in the same institution. Fr. Fuster was a Spanish Jesuit priest who made India his home, and offered his services at St. Xavier’s from the early 1950s till 2012. He was the Founder and Director of the Xavier Institute of Counseling. In 1978 Fr.Fuster received training in the Carkhuff model of counseling from Dr.Robert R.Carkhuff at the Carkhuff Institute of Human Technology, Massachusetts. Fr.Fuster subsequently ran the programme successfully in St.Xavier’s College for many years, touching many lives and moulding many minds and careers. We at St.Xavier’s College owe him much and it is with great pleasure that we announce the revival of Fr.Fuster’s Personal Counseling course from the next academic year, starting August 2019.


“TO BE YOURSELF IN A WORLD THAT IS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO MAKE YOU SOMETHING ELSE, IS THE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT - RALPH WALDO EMERSON.”

Are there days you feel that nothing makes any sense anymore?......Nothing is in your control?

That, life is passing you by …..as you watch helplessly ??

Do you often feel Isolated? Unloved? Empty? Misunderstood?

Do you feel alone even when you are in the midst of your friends??

Do you feel overwhelmed by life?? and living??

May be, it’s time to look within …May be it’s time to gift yourself a friend –

This course is for Seekers. Those who would like to look within themselves for answers.

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – said Carl Jung.

This course in Personal counseling will give you a chance to look within yourselves, understand and accept yourself, that you become a better listener, a better friend, a better partner, a better version of yourself.

This month and a half long course aims at equipping oneself with skills to strengthen one’s self esteem and self -confidence through a process of simulative, exploratory methods. .

We look forward to gifting you a better version of yourself. Come join us in Fr.Fuster’s Personal Counselling Certificate Course.

Course Title - Personal Counselling.

Certificate Course in Counselling.

Eligibility – Std 12 –Any stream, any walk of life

No. of sessions – 18 to 20 sessions

Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5.30 to 7.30 pm.

Period : August to Mid October.

No. Of Students -25

Fees –Rs.20,000/ Inclusive of GST.

Contact – sujata.abraham@xaviers.edu -93 72127308.

To apply, click below.


“Through self knowledge ….You begin to find out what is God, what is Truth.

In self Knowledge is the whole universe: It embraces all the struggles of Humanity. - “Jiddu Krishnamurthy.