Study @ PTN


Using a relational and non-intrusive approach, Philippi Trust Namibia (PTM) offers counselling training at a professional level to church and community. Our courses combine reputable secular methods and approaches with the Christian faith.

Our vision is to empower people in the broader community, churches and other community-based organizations to bring healing and restoration in our communities and our country.


Philippi Trust Namibia (PTN) is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) in Namibia that provides quality counselling training and services. PTN has been accredited by the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) as a training provider and registered with the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) as a Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider. These achievements demonstrate PTN’s commitment to excellence and quality assurance in delivering the National counselling qualifications.

PTN welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and countries who are interested in pursuing a career in counselling. To be eligible for admission, you must meet the academic and English language requirements for your chosen program. You can visit our website to learn more about the application process and the language proficiency tests.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in counselling, PTN offers a range of course programs that can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need. You can choose from the following options:

National Certificate in Counselling Services – Community Counselling (NQF, Level 3):

This course is designed for people who want to provide counselling services in community settings, such as schools, churches, NGOs, or social welfare organizations. You will learn the basic principles and techniques of counselling, as well as how to deal with issues such as trauma, abuse, violence, and bereavement.
Apply for  National Certificate in Counselling Services

National Diploma in Counselling (NQF Level 6):

This course is for people who want to advance their counselling skills and qualifications. You will learn how to apply different counselling approaches and theories, such as person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused. You will also learn how to conduct assessments, evaluations, and research in counselling.
Apply for National Diploma in Counselling

Training for Health Professionals:

This program is for health professionals who want to enhance their counselling skills in the context of health care. You will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and their families, how to provide psychosocial support, and how to deal with ethical and legal issues in health care.

Fundamentals of Counselling:

This course is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of counselling. You will learn what counselling is, what it is not, and what it can do. You will also learn how to establish rapport, listen actively, ask questions, and give feedback. You will also learn how to engage in counselling with people on HIV and AIDS, which is a crucial skill in today’s world.