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Through a career in counselling you will work directly with people who need help in solving their personal and emotional issues. This could range from addiction and abuse, through to corporate coaching or personal mentoring. This career path leads to work in a range of sectors in roles focused on positively influencing the lives of others, including community and government organisations, corporate companies or through independent practice.

What you’ll learn

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) teaches theories and practice for a range of counselling areas, along with studies in social analysis, sociological theory, social research and social policy. Students gain deep insights into human development and human behaviour. This counselling course forms the basis from which to study a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy for those looking to further their counselling qualifications. This Master course deepens students’ understanding of human behaviour and ability to transform the lives of their clients, covering a variety of therapies in more depth. This includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy and Coaching, along with individual therapy and supervision with clinical work in the second year of the course.

If you study counselling at the Jansen Newman Institute, you will develop the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a career in counselling or enhance your existing skillset with strong communication skills.

Jobs in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Many businesses and organisations need the skills of qualified, competent counsellors. Some of the areas you may wish to specialise in include:

  • Family support
  • Relationship counselling services
  • Bereavement and coping with illness
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Youth
  • Women’s health