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Advance Program in Counseling and Psychotherapy skills and Techniques

Elevate your skills in counseling and advance your career to a completely new level

Advance Program in Counseling and Psychotherapy skills and Techniques


Psychotherapy is used to treat mental health problems and emotional challenges. Counselling refers to empowering individuals, families, professionals, and more to meet their mental health goals, education dreams, and career aspirations. Both complement each other. It addresses a number of life’s stresses and conflicts which is done through intense supervision and training. 

Clients in pursuit of the best professionals always look for certified counselling and psychotherapy practitioners or even, accreditation by a professional association. Matrrix offers professional counselling techniques for individuals aiming to turn their passion into a full-fledged career.

Matrrix programs adhere to all the ethics in counselling to offer highly professional training in the many areas related to counseling and psychotherapy. The programs are headed by Dr. Paras, a renowned and trusted name in the field of psychology and coaching with a global presence. Our certificate programs are approved by the Iinner Universe Education Foundation.

As aspiring professionals, you will help people work on their behaviours to support them to live a joyful and productive life. With Matrrix, you can inspire, empower, and transform everyone you collaborate with, bringing higher satisfaction levels in your life; this being a truly rewarding career profile.

This Matrrix program is suitable for psychologists, counsellors, Life Coaches, social workers, physicians, nurses, and graduates from any stream willing to make a mark in the areas of counselling while building a strong foundation when working with people. Any person with a genuine passion to support people to rebuild their lives will find this career profile as a highly rewarding role.


The Matrrix counseling programs are developed to partner with aspiring professionals keen to make a mark in this exciting career. We use a systemized approach designed around the latest tools and techniques to impart the best quality education in this field. Led by Dr. Paras, Matrrix has created programs with a focus on developing all-rounded counselors who can specialize in specific areas of mental health. Students who have successfully completed our certification programs have demonstrated great results with their clients. This further supported in establishing themselves in this profession, making it a fruitful and immensely rewarding career.

Matrrix counseling programs include advanced levels of studies in counseling theories and techniques as outlined in the Structure section. We offer Virtual and Face-to-Face sessions. Applicants need to follow all the rules for assignments and complete tests on schedule to meet the certification requirements. Applicants failing to meet the desired criteria may need to repeat the evaluation process. Please connect with the program coordinator for details.

Matrrix counseling certification programs are experiential by nature and self-reflective. The process ignites deeper thought processes of learners that supports self exploration of one’s own behavior and patterns. The unique element lies in the inclusion of visual (videos) of trained and globally recognized therapists and counselors who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen areas of expertise.

 *Matrrix recommends learners to opt for individual counseling or therapy (for self). We also have a list of professionals who offer support through counseling sessions. Please click here to view the detailed profile. However, the same is optional for learners. One can choose a counselor or therapist of their choice who may not necessarily be included in this list.

With this certification, you can offer counseling in the following areas

  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Personality Development
  • Identity crisis counselling
  • Behaviour Change
  • Career Development
  • Person-Environment Interactions
  • Relationships - Marriage, Divorce, Living Relationships
  • Social -Adaptation counselling, and more.

The program offers you complete guidance to demonstrate essential skills and competencies as required by a counselor. The program cannot be considered as a degree or a certification that implies you are offering legal counseling practice. The same (licensed counselor certification) needs to be obtained from the relevant University. The Matrrix certification is an additional step to augment your counseling skills.


Platform: Online learning program through LIVE video-based learning models.

Who can join? Applicants need to be a graduate with a willingness to learn and a passion to empower people through counseling and healing techniques.)

Schedule: Please click here to check the schedule.
Duration: 12 months | Total 150 hours program, 78 hours of training. 22 hours of supervision, 50 hours of asynchronous learning.
Language: English 

Program Cost: Book an Appointment

Program details

Part 1: Counseling Skills: The part -1 of the program is aimed at imparting knowledge on the basics of counselling, understanding the roles and responsibilities, installing ethics, developing empathy and appropriate questioning with attentive listening skills.. The chapters of the program are outlined in detail as mentioned below.

a.  History of Counseling
b. Role of a Counselor
c. Ethical issues in Counselling Process
d. Developing Empathy, Probing Skills, Listening Skills 5. Effective Challenging
e. Assessments

Part 2: Cognitive School


b. CBT

The learner understands the application of REBT - Albert Ellis/CBT theory Aaron Beck to further explore emotional disturbances and its impact on behavior in people. The learner also has a deeper knowledge of the process to apply the ABC model to a wide range of issues, identify and restructure a clients’ dysfunctional beliefs, and bring a change in their behaviors and thinking patterns.

c. Mindfulness

Learners understand the application of Mindfulness practice to connect with the present moment without any judgment. This combination of Mindfulness techniques with breathwork is useful for aspiring counselors in application of Mindfulness on self and clients, thereby bringing greater mental clarity.

Part 3: Analytical School This section of the program is dedicated to understanding deeper theories and building one’s analytical skills through the study of Sigmund Freud’s work, Carl Jung’s theory on the human psyche, and Eric Berne’s transformational work of Transactional Analysis.

a. Sigmund Freud’s Theory

Learn the interaction of the ID, the Ego, the Superego that gives a deeper understanding of human behavior. A learner is equipped to know the interconnection while developing the ability to balance this “ego strength”. Knowing this theory with an awareness of a healthy dynamic interaction in the 3 components empowers a counselor to step into various roles. This expanded frame of reference and the ability to use different competencies such as excellent questioning skills and attentive listening skills supports a client to unfold their story leading to successful counselling outcomes.

b. Carl Jung’s Theory

Carl Jung proposed 3 components of the human psyche which are the Ego, the Personal Unconscious, and the Collective Unconscious. Learn these three essential components and their interconnection along with the four main archetypes for understanding different personalities. A deeper understanding of the Persona, the Shadow, The Anima or the Animus, and the Self brings a state of internal harmony. Learners get trained in its application in counselling to create successful results with clients.

c. Eric Berne’s Transactional Analysis

Get trained to be an expert in understanding Ego States, Strokes, Second order Structure, Functional Analysis, Rackets, Games, Symbiosis, Personality Adaptation, Drivers, Injunctions and Mini Script. These components are essential to know how people are structured psychologically, their personality, communication, and their connection with self and the world.

Part 4: Humanistic School of Psychology - Carl Rogers’ Client-centered Therapy

Understand Carl Rogers’ approach to counseling to create a non-judgmental and therapeutic environment in the session. Learn the application of Unconditional Positive Regard to initiate a change in self and others. This is important to build a trusting relationship in a counseling session wherein learners understand the importance of accepting and supporting others irrespective of their background or choices. It develops important abilities to encourage clients to share their thoughts and feelings by making them feel safe to open up and by representing themselves as an unconditionally accepting therapist.

Part 5. Psychodrama Process

Learners understand important techniques of psychodrama which is an experimental form of therapy and an essential component to the counseling/therapy process. It includes concepts of role play and the usage of group dynamics with a purpose to gain mental clarity of difficult emotions. Learners are trained in the many techniques of psychodrama and group therapy. Some of the techniques include role reversal, mirroring, doubling, and soliloquy. Knowledge of psychodrama gives all learners an added edge to create a safe and trusting environment while benefiting clients with mood disorders, personality disorders, negative thought processes and more.

Part 6. GESTALT Concepts

Gestalt therapy is essential for learners to understand their self-awareness levels to know how they respond to situations and the environment. Gestalt theory is formed on the belief that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Learners understand the practice of the same in psychology where the belief is compared with “patterns” or “configuration”. An understanding of Gestalt concepts also brings the focus on the present moment enabling a person to deal with their difficult past experiences. These are useful to resolve internal conflicts and move towards being the best version of self. Learners are equipped with the knowledge of 3 essential principles which are Field Theory, Phenomenology, and Existential Dialogue that prepares one with a higher level of expertise for the counseling world.

Assessment and Evaluation Process:

All learners have to go through Counseling Knowledge Assessment (CKA) additional mentoring will be provided at extra cost. All learners have to submit 1 Case Study of client intervention and 2 Audio Recordings of counseling sessions (prior consent of the client) with transcripts.

This will be followed by a Viva to evaluate the understanding of concepts and clarity. Applications need to follow this with a presentation on their understanding of counseling and psychotherapy.


Counseling is in great demand as a career with avenues opening up all over the world. Matrrix offers advanced level course to train people with a genuine interest to empower their clients and achieve the best in life. We follow a strict code of ethics as all our courses are approved by the Iinner Universe Education Foundation. Questions? We understand your concerns. It only takes two minutes to fill in the form below and we’ll respond soon. All details are confidential.

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The Matrrix Counseling Certification Programs are designed to create professionals trained using the best methods in the industry. We help aspiring professionals gain counselling skills that give a deeper understanding of the counseling theories as well as ethics and self-awareness levels. Our in-depth training programs are based on internationally recognized standards of quality and competence. All our training sessions follow the strict code of ethical practice. We use a step-by-step process wherein individuals first develop their self-awareness levels followed by learning to facilitate behavioural change in others using the best counselling techniques. The philosophy of Dr. Paras being to Inspire, Empower and Transform, are ingrained deeply into every teaching methodology offered by Matrrix. He leads the Counseling programs using a combination of techniques that best display his sound global experience spanning 17+ years.


The counseling program includes a focus on developing these 7 Clusters and 9 core competencies and 46 Behavior Indicators for every professional. Please download the full competencies and Behavior Indicators Click here.

  1. Clear Contract: Counsellor creates a protected and secure environment that enables both counsellor and client to cocreate and achieve goals..
  2. Open Communication: Counsellor ensures a viable communication channel is maintained and nurtured between the two parties while ensuring positive energies are exchanged between counsellor and client.
  3. Emotional Stability and Respect: Counsellor creates an emotionally nurturing environment.
  4. Inquiry/Questioning Skills: Asking questions that assist the flow of counselling and enable the client to become more aware.
  5. Technical Knowledge and Applying Ability: Sharing knowledge and information with client or using techniques that are matching context of client and becoming aware of the techniques that do not match the client.
  6. Awareness and Reflection: Counsellor has heightened awareness, periodically reviews processes / notions, etc. to validate that awareness, and facilitates awareness within the client.
  7. Ethics: Counsellor is true to the set principles, and conduct themselves in an honourable and honest manner, true to the profession and being aware of the boundaries in the humanistic counselling setting.


Counselling has many benefits for life-coaches, consultants, physicians, retail, manufacturing, nursing, therapists, teachers, housewives and more. With this certification, you can position yourself as a competent counseling professional to market your offerings to a niche group. You also receive learning materials that act as useful references during your counseling practice. A professional counseling certification with Matrrix also supports applicants to build their confidence and self-awareness levels, while developing a broader perspective towards life. You gain useful skills that give you an added advantage by increasing your chances for growth. You can choose full-time opportunities or work independently as per your convenience.

Every learner benefits in many ways with this program. We list a few.

  • Gain a better understanding of yourself
  • Learn to manage own goals and values
  • Improved relationships - personal and professional
  • Empower others to discover a new way of looking at problems
  • Bring the focus on solutions and results
  • Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
  • Initiate behavioral changes
  • Improved management of emotions - in self and clients you partner with
  • Raise the ability to solve problems and manage stress
  • Enjoy a highly rewarding career that improves the lives of others

Avail free Assessment

Assessments are essential to know one’s internal working behaviors and initiate a change where desired. They are an essential component of your counseling practice. Applicants get access to the following assessments completely free of cost for their personal and professional practice.

  • Matrrix PSA Personality Strength Assessment - 50 quantity
  • Matrrix EICA Emotional Intelligence Cognizance Assessment – 50 quantity
  • Matrrix EISA Emotional Intelligence Social Assessment – 50 quantity
  • Matrrix PGA Personal Growth Assessment – 50 quantity

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Frequently Asked Questions

Program Details and Process

The program offers advanced levels of studies in counseling theories, while outlining the roles and responsibilities, ethics, communication skills, and more. Details of the program structure are provided on the website. We support aspiring professionals to gain counseling skills that give a deeper understanding of the process.

The evaluation process is conducted through internal and external assessors. If a learner has opted for Counseling Knowledge Assessment (CKA), an external assessor is mandatory.

Your program trainer would be guiding you for the process. It includes voice calls (own recording), transcripts, Case study conceptualization, and concepts that may form as a part of the Viva process. You need to share with the jury about your entire journey of the counseling process.

Practice sessions are a part of the program wherein students get an opportunity to demonstrate, rehearse, and work upon their counseling techniques.

The advanced program is held online during the pandemic. Sessions will be held by Coach Dr. Paras. The program includes documents in soft copies (docs, PPTs, etc.) and you can also download the permitted reading materials.

The entire module is mentioned on the website. Kindly refer to the same.

Duration: 12 months. Total 150 hours program, 78 hours of training. 22 hours of supervision, 50 hours of asynchronous learning.

If you have opted for CKA mentoring from the same trainer, then you would be assessed by a different professional.

Group activities would be conducted depending upon the number of students.

Applicants who have already begun the Advance program in counselling and psychotherapy skills and techniques need to send a written application to the founders stating the reason for discontinuation. Applicants failing to inform the management and those who display a gap of 3 months or more would need to rejoin the Advance program in counselling and psychotherapy skills and techniques as per the schedule mentioned by the firm. Charges will be applicable as mentioned on the website for the second enrollment. Payments made are non-refundable and cannot be transferred for the second enrolment.

Payment and Pricing Queries

All payments made are non-refundable. We are not accountable for the rates and charges applicable by other firms.

Refund Policies

All payments once made are entirely non-refundable. We request you to continue the sessions.

Certificate Queries

No, you are not certified as a clinical counselor. You receive a Matrrix Certificate of Completion.

Neither, the program is meant to install skills and techniques that support you to build on your counseling techniques. Please contact your local University for degrees or diplomas in Counseling.

The Iinner Universe Education Foundation (IIUEF) is a governing body that has approved the competencies for the program.

On a global level, our students can apply these learnings as additional skills to their existing professional capabilities.

Professionals need to gain a license or a degree to practice counseling. The certification offers additional skills you can use in your personal and professional life.

No, all charges are final and binding.

All degrees and/or diplomas are to be sourced from the relevant Universities. We offer a certificate to denote you have learned additional skills in counseling.

The concepts, frameworks, tools and the experience that you gain adds immense value to your existing profession while expanding your thinking processes.

You will receive the details on your registered email ID.

Personality Assessments

Psychometric tests support a person to understand and evaluate skills, personality type, knowledge, and more. They are designed to be objective and are quite popular in every industry. Psychometric tests evaluate one’s motivation, values, interest, behavior indicators, emotions, relationships, and more. They include an analysis that supports a person to work upon specific areas as desired.

Assessments are essential to know one’s internal working behaviors and initiate a change where desired. They are an essential component of your counseling practice. Applicants get access to the following assessments completely free of cost for their personal and professional practice.

You can use them in your client practice or with your close social circle.

Miscellaneous Queries

We request you to adhere to the given schedule. Matrrix cannot reschedule sessions as per the request of each student.

Yes, you can use the concepts in your practice as appropriate or as applicable.

Yes, you can and it is optional. Do check your options from our list of Mental Strength Professionals.

The competencies are framed and created by counselings selected by Matrrix on a global level.

Program materials will be shared by the company (hard or soft copy). Kindly retain your own books/devices for the note-taking process.

Dr. Paras and his team of professionals would be holding LIVE sessions.

Recordings will be available on vimeo (private mode). You cannot download the session. The timeline to view the missed session is 7 days only. In case, you wish to extend the timeline, please email at [email protected]

The certificate entitles you to demonstrate the skills as a social counselor. You cannot use the certificate to offer diagnostic or clinical practice.

You can connect with the trainer as per the guidelines given. Email [email protected]

The CKA stands for Counseling Knowledge Assessment and represents an examination name.

Counseling Knowledge Assessment (CKA) is an evaluation process similar to how Viva’s are conducted. You can opt for additional mentoring available for a separate charge.

You need to submit 2 audio files, 1 case study, and also need to be present for 1 viva for the evaluation process of the CKA test.

No, you have limited access during the program and the access is extended to an additional 30 days post the program closing date. Videos are available on a private mode only.

We request you to complete the current program upon sign-up. Students are discouraged to discontinue the program. The chosen dates cannot be exchanged with another program. Kindly ensure you are available for the program dates and schedule before making the payment. We cannot offer refunds for pausing or rescheduling of programs.

We do not permit the distribution of our program content, in-house class recordings, or any data that is created and owned exclusively by Matrrix. Please drop an email to [email protected] for details.

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