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.  

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Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (AEST)

Followed by 30 min Q&A session

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The Future of Counselling in Australia

Gain insights into the current need for Christian counsellors
in Australia

How you can experience transformation in churches and society by being equipped to become a Christian counsellor

A glimpse into future trends that are creating great opportunities for Christian counsellors




Nicholas Marks
CEO of Australian Institute of Family Counselling

Shannon Hood
Principal Consultant

Shannon is an experienced Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Educator and Researcher.

Shannon commenced his counselling journey with the South Australian Emergency Services in 2004. He now has an active private practice divided evenly between client work and Clinical Supervision. Trauma and Critical Incident response is a specialty area. He provides Rapid Response Counselling for Converge International. His other specialty is the inclusion of Spirituality in Counselling. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

 Shannon is a faculty member of the University of Divinity through Stirling Theological College. He teaches in the Master of Counselling program. He delivers numerous short courses through Converge International. Prior to this he was the Academic Manager at the Australian Institute of Family Counselling. He has provided sessional lecturing and consulting to numerous RTOs and Universities. He holds a Masters Degree in Education.

Shannon is currently completing his PhD in Professional Counselling, focusing on the use of Spirituality in Counselling. He completed a year of his Theology Degree under full scholarship at the University of Cambridge. Prior to commencing his second career in Counselling, Shannon had a career as a Management Consultant, finishing in 2007 as a Senior Manager with Deloitte. He lives in Canberra with his wife, Labrador and 4 school aged children. 

There is a currently a mental health epidemic in Australia, with depression and anxiety on the rise.

History has shown us that Christians can have make a significant contribution to the welfare of their communities.

So what are the opportunities for Christian counsellors in the current marketplace?

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

Webinar hosted by: 

Jordan Mullen from Thrive Digital 

Jordan runs Thrive Digital, a marketing company that supports both not-for-profits and commercial businesses and is a co-founder of The New Economy, an online resource for helping workers and businesses improve agility and innovation during the age of digital disruption.

Discover the Growing Opportunities for Christian Counselling as a Career

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The world is changing! Digital disruptions are causing a whole new set of issues for people's mental health, however this technology is also opening up a new set opportunities to reach people with Christian counselling services.

Dysfunctions of many kinds are caused by the ever increasing pressures life can bring whether they be financial, relational, work or ministry related. Allied health professionals are straining under the burden, so pressure is mounting on ordinary folk in families. Whether or not you want to become a qualified counsellor, receiving training to navigate the challenges of mental health can help you to become a positive influence in your personal relationships and communities.

"After faith issues, church leaders report the greatest need for training among their leaders was around mental health (52%)."

Are you seeing the growing need for Christian counsellors in Australia?

Would you like to gain a better understanding of the future of counselling in a digital age?

What opportunities exist to practice Christian counselling in church and society?

Ask yourself...?

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.

Webinar hosted by: 

Jordan Mullen

From Thrive Digital

Jordan runs Thrive Digital, a marketing company that supports both not-for-profits and commercial businesses and is a co-founder of The New Economy, an online resource for helping workers and businesses improve agility and innovation during the age of digital disruption.