How Christian Counselling Skills Can Benefit You in Your Vocation - aifc

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Cor 10:31, NIV)

Adding a counselling qualification to your current skills opens up many career opportunities and specialisations, enriching your professional prospects in numerous ways. Here’s an in-depth exploration of the benefits and possibilities this enhancement can bring:

Diverse Career Pathways: Obtaining a counselling qualification allows you to explore many career avenues. You can work in various sectors such as education, healthcare, mental health, social services, or private practice. Each sector offers its unique set of challenges and rewards.

Helping Others: Counselling is a profession driven by the desire to help individuals navigate life’s challenges. By acquiring this qualification, you can make a meaningful impact on people’s lives, providing support and guidance during difficult times.

Dynamic Discipleship: Develop empathy towards the situations of others so that you can better mentor and disciple them (remember the old adage: “They won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”).

Care-filled Communication Skills: Counselling qualifications emphasise effective communication and active listening. These skills are transferrable and highly sought-after in many professions, including leadership, management, allied health, human resources, and education roles.

Emotional Intelligence: Counselling training enhances your emotional intelligence, a valuable skill in any profession. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of human emotions, behaviours, and relationships, which can be applied in various aspects of your personal and professional life.

Job Security: The demand for qualified counsellors grows, driven by increasing awareness of mental health issues. This can provide a sense of job security and potential for career advancement.

Personal Growth: As you learn to help others, you will also experience personal growth. Gaining insights into human behaviour and psychology can lead to greater self-awareness and personal development.

Entrepreneurship: With a counselling qualification, you can establish your private practice and become an entrepreneur in the mental health field. This allows you to set your schedule, choose your clients, and create a unique therapeutic approach.

Research Opportunities: Counselling qualifications can open doors to research and academic careers. You may contribute to the field by conducting research, publishing studies, and teaching future counsellors.

Lifelong Learning: The counselling field is dynamic, with ongoing therapy techniques and approach developments. Pursuing a counselling qualification means committing to lifelong learning, which can keep your skills fresh and relevant.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Many professions benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration. As a counsellor, you may work alongside professionals in fields like medicine, law, education, and social work, broadening your horizons and knowledge base.

Given the complexity and severity of mental and emotional health issues in the community….

We believe that everyone needs to be trained and equipped in Christian Counselling skills to live well and be able to help others.

Adding a counselling qualification to your skill set not only widens your career horizons but also allows you to make a significant positive impact on individuals and communities. It offers personal growth, versatility, and the chance to pursue your passion for helping others while potentially opening doors to a fulfilling and rewarding career path.

Studying at aifc

Have you thought about becoming a qualified counsellor? It’s a great opportunity to learn how you can extend God's love and grace to the hurting out in the community.

For those who would like to enrol in aifc’s accredited Christian counselling courses we have two intakes per year for courses commencing around the following months:

  • The beginning of each year in February
  • Mid-Year courses commence in July

Enrolment Season - opens approximately 2 months prior to our courses commencing. Enrol online here during our enrolment season.

We also offer two modes of study:

  1. Seminar Blended Mode - only 13 face-to-face days per year
  2. Online Supported Mode - study online only from anywhere

A Master of Counselling course was introduced in 2018.

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