Diploma of Counselling
This course is available at the following Vision College campuses:
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Thinking of becoming a counsellor?
Become a professional counsellor with a Diploma of Counselling at Vision College.
Are you someone that hurting people are drawn to for help and support? Learn how to effectively assist people towards growth and change through counselling.
This programme is designed to train ethical, professional counsellors. Our students graduate with a high level of self-awareness, strong competence in academic research and writing, and practical counselling skills based on a sound understanding of philosophies and models. Tutors are committed to working from both a professional and Christian world view.
The Diploma of Counselling can be studied full-time on-campus in Hamilton or Christchurch.
The first year of the Diploma helps students develop a strong understanding of theory, as well as the development of practical counselling skills. On campus students attend lectures and develop counselling skills in a safe classroom environment.
The second year involves 110 hours of supervised practicum along with distance study and block courses. Graduates are able to provide counselling services to assist individuals and families, and will make referrals to specialist services when needed.
Graduates of the Diploma of Counselling may complete one more year of study to achieve a Bachelor of Counselling. Bachelor of Counselling graduates can become members of New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA) and New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).
View all our counselling courses here.