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Copyright: 2012 Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors


Why Counselling and Why Now?


The need for counsellors in Australia has never been greater. Increasing societal pressures and eroding values have created a massive need in our communities for qualified counsellors.


This need is evidenced by a recent Australian Labour Force Survey indicating the Counselling profession has outgrown All Other Occupations by more than 200%.


And the industry employing counsellors, the Community Services and Health Sector, is predicted to be the fastest growth industry over the next 5 years.


As you can see, the demand for counsellors is high, and growing. And it's this demand that's creating significant opportunities in this rewarding field.


As a qualified counsellor, there are numerous opportunities for you in the Community Services and Health fields, whether it be as an employee or in private practice. You can make a real difference in many areas including grief and loss; relationships; with families, children or adolescents; stress; or trauma recovery. The demand for your help is very real.


We've helped people from all backgrounds become counsellors.


Whether you're currently working, may not have studied in a while, or have other commitments in your life, the external delivery method of our course ensures you have the best opportunity to study counselling.


Many of our students are changing their career to become a counsellor. Some, such as teachers, nurses or ministers of religion, are seeking to acquire counselling skills as an adjunct to their core profession. Even those students who may not have studied for many years find our course materials easy to follow as they have been designed specially for external delivery.


Our students and graduates all share the same strong desire to assist others. Maybe you are someone that people turn to for help in times of need; someone that displays a natural empathy to others. Or maybe you've been through personal challenges that have inspired you to assist others facing similar circumstances.


Whatever your background, you too can become a qualified counsellor with the Institute, help other people, and start an exciting and highly rewarding career!


Want to find out more? If you would like to know more about the Institute or the Diploma of Professional Counselling, visit


          Article: The Word: Fear

          Published: Edition 38


"Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear." (Bertrand Russell)


Myrmecophobia, phalacrophobia, hobophobia, acrophobia, pentheraphobia, hypengyophobia, venustraphobia, ailurophobia, gamophobia, ophidiophobia, arachnophobia, hydrophobia, alektorophobia, philophobia, logophobia and testophobia*. Do you have these symptoms for any of these? If you do, you are likely to be a normal human.


Fear is a common and dictating aspect of human behaviour. It is such a common reality to be afraid, that we have literally hundreds of words describing a particular fear which someone has reported suffering from. There are enough words to create a Phobia Dictionary. In this article, we analyse the underpinnings of fear, an impressive (and often disconcerting) human emotion.



Many students of the Diploma of Professional Counselling attend seminars to complete the practical requirements of their course. Seminars provide an ideal opportunity to network with other students and liaise with qualified counselling professionals in conjunction with completing compulsory coursework.


Below are seminars available in December 2008.


To register for a seminar, please contact your Student Support Centre.



Communication Skills I - 06/12



Case Management - 06 & 07/12



Communication Skills II - 14/12

Counselling Therapies I - 06 & 07/12



Communication Skills I - 12/12

The Counselling Process - 01/12

Case Management - 05 & 06/12

Counselling Applications - 13/12



Communication Skills I - 06/12



Communication Skills I - 06/12

Communication Skills II - 07/12



The Counselling Process - 06/12

Counselling Therapies I - 13 & 14/12


*Advertising of the seminar dates above does not guarantee availability of places in the seminar. Please check availability with the respective Student Support Centre.

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