The Bachelor of Counselling (Level 7) is designed to train ethical, professional counsellors, skilled and knowledgeable in counselling practice. Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Year 1) are eligible to enter the final two years of the degree.
On-campus classes enhance the theoretical depth of your knowledge and awareness, underpinning the practical counselling experience. Over the two-years of study, you will complete 200 hours of face-to-face counselling practice. The Counselling Degree is underpinned by three core values and philosophical themes of learning which are embedded throughout all papers: Self-awareness, Cultural sensitivity and Christian worldview.
As Vision College offers the Bachelor of Counselling from a Christian faith-based perspective, it is intended to develop graduates who can enter the counselling field with the competence to work through body, mind and spiritual wellness, valuing the uniqueness of each individual in achieving holistic wellbeing or Te Whare Tapa Wha.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling will be well-developed in self-awareness and strongly competent in engaging in and maintaining a therapeutic relationship and process with clients. They will also have completed the requirements for provisional membership to the relevant professional bodies New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA) and New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).
Click HERE to download the Application Booklet. This will give you a clear understanding of all of the required documents and the process to follow to enable you to enrol.
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.
Use them well to serve one another.
– 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)
Available Campuses: Christchurch
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YEAR 2 - CORE PAPERS
YEAR 3 - CORE PAPERS
Year 3 - Electives
Bachelor of Counselling (Level 7)
Our Counselling programme requires you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study at Vision College.
Below are the minimum specifications required for this course, anything less than this will not open the programmes required.
Windows 10 Operating System (from January 2020 any Windows version less than 10 will not be able to connect to the ATC New Zealand wireless network)
4GB of memory
320GB+ Hard Drive or 128GB+ Solid State Drive
Across our programmes we use Microsoft Windows based applications.
Psychotherapists help individuals, couples or groups identify, understand, and manage emotional and behavioural problems.
Youth workers support young people, work with them and their families, help them build healthy connections, and give guidance in health, education, training and employment.
Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, solve problems and create change in their lives.
Yes! Over the second and third years of the Bachelor of Counselling course you will complete over 200 hours of face-to-face supervised counselling practice. This will give you the chance to experience what its like working in a counselling profession, while learning valuable knowledge and skills.
Yes! Each year of the Bachelor of Counselling is able to be taken part time and spread over two years. Complete the full degree in 3-6 years
Studying for a qualification is a serious commitment, like a full-time job, so any work should be part-time and not interfere with your classes or study.