Are you good with people and have a passion to help others? Not sure if becoming a professional Christian counsellor would be a good career option to consider? We will share with you some simple questions to determine if you are suitable to becoming a Christian counsellor.

Unsure where to get started with finding the right course for you? Undecided as to whether to go    full-time or part time? We will share with you the options for study and help you choose the course that will best equip you for your counselling future.

Where will an accredited counselling course lead you? Do you work for a service organisation? Should you start your own business? Becoming a professional counsellor has many career options. We we help you explore all your potential career pathways.  

3 'how-tos' we will share with you:

Will you join the webinar?

Thinking of becoming a Christian Counsellor?

3 Key Considerations Before Becoming A Christian Counsellor

How to know if you're cut out for Christian counselling. 

How to choose the course that is the best fit for your situation.

How to plan and cultivate a rewarding career.  




Nicholas Marks
CEO of Australian Institute of Family Counselling 

David Watkins
National Partnership Manager 

David Watkins has a wealth of experience in counselling and coaching, business consulting, sales, marketing, finance, project management, training, process
improvement and leadership. He has worked in a range of managerial, counselling, consulting and training positions in a range of industries and companies across 4 continents, as well as working successfully in his own consulting practice over the last 10 years. David brings together his expertise in counselling and coaching,
business management, training and sales with his passion for people and education.
As a qualified businessman, counsellor, supervisor, leadership trainer and coach for over 25 years, David ties together his business background with his people skills to bring a wide range of services to individuals seeking to help them meet their full potential and reach personal healing.

"Be prepared and equipped for your calling to help others."

Who Is Speaking?

What People Say?

I have always had a passion to see people’s lives changed. By studying counselling with aifc, I am equipped with the tools to facilitate that change. Studying via Distance Education has made it more accessible and affordable.

Les Daly
(Diploma- Distance-based)
Aviation Fire Fighter

Many of the tutors I worked with during the time of my training had worked in the industry for many years; modelling to us strong counselling ethics and professional practice.

Vicky Robertson
(Graduate Diploma)
Family Counsellor

I chose to do the aifc course as a step toward regaining personal direction and purpose. After almost a year, I have grown so much both on a personal level and in my relationships.

Sam Wundke
(Advanced Diploma)
Professional Photographer

I’d definitely recommend aifc to any young person who is serious about their faith and wants to gain skills in helping people but is not sure what direction to take.

Kezia McGarvie
(Advanced Diploma)
Youth Camp Leader, Counsellor

Nicholas has been married to Michelle for 20 years and is a father of two teenage children. Starting off his working life in a surfboard factory sweeping the floors taught him the value of hard work and not taking yourself too seriously. As someone who had enjoyed living on the coast and at times poking fun at people who lived in Canberra,
the Lord relocated him to the Capital in 2010. Nicholas has previously worked in public health, business and Federal Government, consulting and a number of start-up organisations. Nicholas is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an accredited Coach, Trainer and public speaker. Nicholas is currently studying a Masters of Global Leadership at Fuller Seminary. Knowing God’s Grace and restoration first hand, Nicholas is passionate about people knowing Jesus Christ, seeing lives transformed, lifelong learning, creating healthy organisations, and helping people walk in their calling.

Susan Daniel
Regional Director Queensland

Susan Daniel lives in Queensland on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. She has always had a focus to see people walk in wholeness, a desire birthed from her own story and the freedom experienced when she allowed Jesus to bring healing  completed her Adv Dip in Counselling & Family Therapy (Christian). She began her role as an Assessor with aifc in 2008, and completed her Master of Counselling at Griffith University in 2010. Susan currently has the role of regional director in Queensland. She holds a Pastor’s credential with the Australian Christian Churches movement and was director for their Chaplaincy Department in Qld & NT for 5 years. She has worked in the community for the past 20 years as well as running her own private counselling practice since 2008. Susan has a passion to see people being equipped to “Go” into their world and minister the love and gospel of Jesus Christ, and see His Kingdom come. She believes aifc courses offer a fundamental part in this equipping.

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Australian Institute of Family Counselling

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