Counsellors journey with individuals, couples, and families as they face their challenges, grow and make changes.
Counsellors seek to understand and through a variety of creative and engaging processes aim to enable people to have increased clarity and resourcefulness so they can step into the changes they are hoping for.
In our Bachelor of Counselling degree programme you will experience personal growth and transformation as well as gaining the knowledge and skills for supporting children, young people and adults when they are facing grief, past and current abuse/trauma, addictions, relationship struggles, parenting challenges, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, social/cultural disconnection.
Graduates of this degree will be eligible to gain professional association membership and take up counselling and therapy roles in community agencies, churches and when ready – private practice.
Programme delivery and workload
This programme is available either onsite at the BTI campus or from anywhere in New Zealand by distance learning. All students, whether distance or on campus, will be required to attend block courses on campus at BTI once every semester, in March and August.
Full-time study requires a commitment of 35–40 hours each week for both onsite and distance students. Part-time students should allow a day each week for each course studied.
“Gaining my Bachelor of Counselling through BTI has provided me with much more than just a qualification to enter the workforce. The theoretical content of the course alone provides a strong and widespread foundation to my practice that has seen me be well equipped when working with others. This paired with personal growth that is nurtured and encouraged through lecturers who genuinely care for your success both academically and personally creates a safe and empowering environment for students to learn and grow. Choosing BTI to pursue my dream of counselling has provided me with a steadfast base to my practice that helps me to have confidence in my abilities as well as an awareness to continually reflect and strive to be the best practitioner I can be for my clients.”
– Shivonne Friend, Graduate from Bachelor of Counselling
WHY TRAIN TO BE A COUNSELLOR AT BTI?
We are a faith-based relational learning community dedicated to ensuring successful outcomes for learners. When you study with us for the Bachelor of Counselling degree you will benefit from:
85% of students who graduated with BTI's Bachelor of Counselling degree in early 2017 were already employed at the time that they graduated.
79% of Diploma of Counselling students were also employed by the time of graduation. Those who were not employed were not seeking work.