"The feedback from markers about my work submissions was always supportive and encouraging."

Kylie Coulter

 

I started the Diploma of Counselling when I was 19 in 2005. At the time I was working as a business representative for Optus S.A. and I became unhappy with sales. I always knew I wanted to be a psychologist from the age of 15 but because of some difficulties during my teenage years my high school marks didn't allow me to enter a Bachelor of Psychology.

 

As I began my Diploma I became incredibly empathic as I allowed the skills to become part of my everyday life. I completed my whole Diploma by correspondence and while this was challenging I had effective support at my fingertips online and via telephone. The feedback from markers about my work submissions was always supportive and encouraging.

 

Thanks to the study curriculum covered I communicate better with others now than I have in my entire life. It has opened up many pathways including my own online counselling service called Life Choices and my new ranking to gain entry into the University of New England's Bachelor of Psychology in 2008.

 

I received unfailing support from the Adelaide staff (Carol and Kerry especially) and the Student Helpline (Rebecca and others). I just want to say a warm thank you to AIPC; it really has been an incredibly valuable investment.