The Jansen Newman Institute (JNI) is an academic institution with a strong industry reputation for launching and developing the careers of motivated students in the areas of counselling and community services.
Using a skills-based teaching model, we offer a breadth of academically rigorous, practical programs from diploma to Master level courses. Each course offers an opportunity to enhance students’ skills and abilities in listening, empathising with others and nurturing those in their care, in order to guide individuals and communities through change, discovery and development.
We value students with rich life experience and a strong desire to learn, grow and improve the lives of others. In turn, we are deeply committed to nurturing each student’s journey as they work towards this path.
Along the way, our students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their innate and practical skills during their course, both in class and through work placements and counselling services to the public. Our on-site clinic, The Wellbeing Clinic at Pyrmont Campus, is a fundamental component of our courses. Here students are able to fine-tune their counselling and therapy skills with real clients under the careful supervision and guidance of JNI staff, who are themselves qualified and practicing clinicians.
These sessions and all our courses overall are focused on enhancing class learnings and providing students with the confidence to start practising counselling and therapy immediately upon graduation.