Foundation for Counseling Ministry (FCM)

Looking for a YWAM School about counseling tools and inner healing? The Foundations for Counseling Ministries (FCM) course is a great option.


 The purpose of the FCM is to equip them with those tools so that they can be used. They may or may not be called a ‘counselor’ but they will use the understanding, skills and methods of counselling as they share the gospel and disciple people. “Ministry” – this is the action word. Our desire is that our students are equipped for, called into and become active in ministry, applying what they have learned to extend the Kingdom of God. Our vision is to begin equipping people in the Christian counselling arena by introducing them to a biblical counselling philosophy, imparting basic counselling skills, and walking with them through their own growth and healing process. In this process, we help our students discover their own vision for how they can take what they gain in our schools and “disciple” their own domain.


All topics connect head understanding with heart and action application

What to expect from the FCM?

Foundation for counselling ministry is designed as a six month training program with two distinct phases!

Lecture phase
Phase one is a three – month classroom segment that utilizes lecture, discussions, workshops, small group, interactions and personal study. The close community of students and staff provides a environment where the application Biblical counselling skills can be worked out.
Phase two is the field assignment. This provides a practical experience where the knowledge, skills and character qualities of the Biblical counselor learn in the lecture phase are put in to practice in a mission field setting students will find enriching cross-cultural opportunities and challenging experiences of working on a team at one of the the ministry locations around the world. 
UofN Code: CNH 211
Start date: 22th September 2022
End date: February 2023
Length: 6 months
Language: English
Location: Muizenberg

When finished this program gives you

12 Credits

Completion of a YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS). It helps to have some ministry experience and spiritual/emotional maturity. 


YWAM Muizenberg has a category system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programmes. The fees below are according to category. You can find out more about our fees, which category you fall in to and financial policies here.

Costs are TBA

*Lecture Fees:
Category A:
Category B:
Category C:


This school is a second level course. That means that a first level school (like a DTS) is required in order to do the FCM. See more info at the website of the University of the Nations.

Meet The School Leaders!

Jaco Dijkshoorn

Jaco Dijkshoorn


I believe we get blessed for ourselves and to be a blessing to others.
I did a number of counselling schools with YWAM, and am passionate to see people’s potential being unlocked. 

I was born in the Netherlands, and live in Cape Town since 2005. I was a teacher, and was also involved in a ministry with homeless people in Amsterdam. In recent years I was involved in a prison ministry in Cape Town.

Charmaine Dijkshoorn

South African

My passion is to help hurting people and to empower people to reach their potential and destiny as God intended. I enjoy doing arts and crafts, and I am also discovering how to use this as a ministry tool to unlock self-worth and dignity.
I’m from Cape Town and did my DTS in Muizenberg in 1996, and various counselling schools in Amsterdam and Switzerland. I am a qualified social worker and is married to Jaco.



Gurshvin Joseph

South African

This school is laying the foundation of being human but also brings a very Deep Biblical understanding of what and who we are, I’ve learnt that healing is not just a over night thing, but healing is a on going process! 

Currently serving in ywam muizenberg and used to serve in staffing and leading Discipleship training schools!

I must say during and after doing the foundation counselling ministry school, I was impacted in various areas of my being!

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