As a Counsellor you will help people make positive changes in their own lives. Talk them through problems and help them resolve mental and emotional issues. You’ll take the time to listen, to care, and support them in obtaining the resources they need. You’ll lead workshops and provide advice to groups or have a one-on-one approach. You can also specialise in an area of counselling; be it in grief and loss, alcohol or drug dependency, gambling addiction, sexual abuse, family violence, mental health, couple counselling or family relationships, you’ll point patients in the right direction and help them get to where they want to be.
As a Mental Health Support Worker you’ll help individuals with moderate to severe emotional, mental and psychological problems. You will offer advice and support, help with daily activities, prescribe medication and facilitate group therapy sessions. It will also be necessary to liaise with police, lawyers and community and government organisations. You’ll be challenged daily but be constantly rewarded.
Your study will combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. You will have the chance to care for your own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice. And our dedicated and experienced staff will be there to guide you every step of the way.
If you don’t meet the entry requirements to the courses, we offer the following Certificates that will help prepare you for enrolment in the programme:
- Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway (Health Pathway)
- New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
Questions? Contact our Student Enrolment & Information Centre.