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Swiss Association for Counselling

Looking for counselling?

In the SGfB register you will find counsellors from all regions of Switzerland with different counselling specialisations. SGfB counsellors have completed SGfB-certified training and meet a high standard of quality in their counselling practice.


The Swiss Association for Counselling

We set standards for counselling and warrant quality and professionalism.

The Swiss Association for Counselling / Die Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Beratung SGfB seeks to strengthen the identity of counselling professions, to ensure the quality of professional psychosocial counselling, to allow it to evolve and to promote its scientific and professional foundations. If you wish to learn more about us, our objectives and our approach to counselling you will find numerous information sources here.

If you wish to be informed about psychosocial counselling, you will find SGfB’s approach to this format of counselling described here.

If you are looking for advice as to how to solve problems and on how to further your personal development, you will find suggestions for the choice of a suitable counsellor.

If you represent an institution or an association which offers qualified counselling training and are interested in a organisational membership of the SGfB, you will find our conditions of admission here.

If you are interested in becoming an individual member of the SGfB as an individual person, you will find the indications for individual members here, for members training here and for passive members here.

We are very pleased that SGfB as an umbrella association today unites 28 organizations and over 500 individual members who have obtained the specialist title of SGfB counsellor.

I warmly welcome you on behalf of the Executive Board



The Swiss Society for Counseling is a member of the Mental Health Network NPG/RSP. The NPG offers a platform for mental health around the coronavirus.

At Health Promotion Switzerland you can find a listing of initiatives to support the health of refugees.

The "10 Steps for Mental Health" developed by the NPG and its partner organizations are posted in many languages, now also in Ukrainian.

Tips for strengthening mental health are also available on the "How are you?" app.

The "Swiss Manifesto for Public Mental Health," co-authored by the SGfB, is aimed at professionals in health promotion, prevention, treatment and (re)integration, as well as private and public decision-makers.

Article SGfB - Corona and the psychosocial consequences: The Swiss Association for Counselling (SGfB) lobbies for public health
Our organizational member SGIPA publishes the magazine - das magazin (formerly SGIPAaktuell). The current issue features an article by SGfB board member Carmen Kaiser. Many thanks for the cooperation!

Collective professional liability insurance - new again for members in training!
Good news! Thanks to negotiations with our partner solution+benefit and Mobiliar, we were able to ensure that our members in training once again have access to collective professional liability insurance.
NEW: Daily allowance insurance
Furthermore, our members now have the option of taking out daily allowance insurance through solution+benefit. Daily allowance insurance bridges a loss of earnings in the event of illness or accident until other insurances such as the IV or pension fund come into play. Further information on the insurance options can be found in the login area.

SGfB | mentor pool - register now with the SGfB secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to pass on your knowledge and experience to young counsellors in the psychosocial field. Please indicate in which areas you can support and how you would like to be contacted so that we can establish direct contact.
Looking for support? Contact the SGfB secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get in touch with a suitable mentor.


Translated with an online tool.

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Beratung
Association Suisse de Conseil
Associazione Svizzera di Consulenza
Swiss Association for Counselling

Secretariat SGfB
c/o FH Schweiz
Konradstrasse 6
8005 Zürich

+41 62 562 84 48
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Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:00

Upcoming events:
 17th AGM  06.03.2023