Alta Research, Training and Counseling PLC (ALTA RTC)

Phone +251 118 69 18 19
Phone 2 +251 116 67 72 72
Mobile +251 911 40 47 77
LocationCMC Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary CategoryConsultancy/ Business and Investment
Alta Research, Training and Counseling PLC (ALTA RTC)

Alta Research, Training and Counseling (ALTA RTC) was established in January 2013 in Ethiopia by a team of professionals with a background in psychological and social sciences. Since its establishment, it has been providing consultancy, counseling and training services to different groups of people such as young children, youth and adults. It closely works with youth to help them have a vision, lead themselves and others, have some crucial skills such as leadership skills, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, self-awareness skills, team-building skills, confidence, communication skills, emotional intelligence, stress management and relationship management skills.

ALTA provided trainings to hundreds of youth groups and adults with networks supported by local and international NGOs, among these, youth supported by Forum On Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE), Give Hope Ethiopia and Selam Children’s Village are found. Our counseling services address psycho-social problems of individuals, groups and communities.

Moreover, we have been providing basic counseling skills training for psychologists, social workers, sociologists and para-professionals who work for different institutions.

ALTA had been providing Life skills training in its summer program every year in July and August for the last four years when school is closed, except after COVID-19. This regular program provided youth-friendly training on personal development that includes creativity skills, managing peer pressure, building self-esteem, decision-making skills and interpersonal communication skills.

ALTA presents E’SET (እሴት) weekly television show in collaboration with Sharp Videography on issues of family, youth, children and adults on Nahoo TV for over a year. Its staff have been invited to many media as guest speakers on different psycho-social issues such as on Sate owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), Fana TV, Walta TV, Nahoo TV, Addis TV, FM Radios-Interviews on psychological issues on FM 98.1, FM 101.1, FM 94.3, FM 97.1, FM 102.1, FM 97.1, FM 90.7, FM Bahar Dar, FM Wolayta.

Company History

  • 2013: Establishment – Obtained legal certificates and started basic counseling skills training to professionals such as psychologists and social workers, and delivered counseling services to individuals for the first time.

  • 2014: Started parenting skill training-direct and through school systems

  • 2016: Started summer Life Skill training for children above age 7 and youth

  • 2018: Started Media to reach the wider public on Nahoo TV and other media including ETV, FANA radios, and Ahadu Radio

  • 2019: Made agreement with international employee assistance institutions to provide counseling services in Ethiopia on their behalf (WPOs and ICAS)

  • 2020/21: Started Virtual training (Zoom/Skype) due to COVID-19 pandemic

Mission, Vision, Values


Nurturing, supporting, and building capacities of individuals, families, and institutions through training, counseling and research.


To see fully-functioning individuals, families and institutions


  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Reliability
  • Excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Empathy
  • Confidentiality
  • Client convenience

What Makes ALTA Different

  • More practical and context-based training and counseling delivery
  • Highly skilled and experienced staff - we are pioneers in Ethiopia in providing counseling to youth, adults and families
  • Linked with global Employee assistance institutions
  • Some of the staff have exposure to international experience in the field

What Our Customers Are Saying

“We hereby express our sincere appreciation to Alta Counseling in recognition of your contribution and dedication for the betterment of Children and Youth in SOS family in the attainment of Self Development & Employability towards an independent life.”
Lijalem Baileyegn, Programm Director, SOS Children’s Village Program, Addis Ababa

“We would like to thank the company and its professional trainer[s] for the best commitment, knowledge and dedication.”
Mesret Bayou, Program Manager, Forum On Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE) Akakli Kaliti Area Program Officer

“Alta Research, Training and Counseling PLC is very dependable. It is equipped with highly professional individuals who go above and beyond to ensure that assigned tasks are completed to the highest level of success and in a timely manner. We recommend Alta Research, Training and Counseling PLC for any mental health-related tasks and activities.”
Hanan Nourhussein, Program Officer, Population Council

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