General things you need to know:
There are several counselling training courses throughout NZ.
Different courses offer different modalities and theories.
The choice you make is a personal decision. You need to talk to the training provider yourself to get an idea if the framework they are offering fits for you.
Fundamental things you need to know:
There are different academic levels you can complete: Diploma, Degree, Post Grad Diploma, Masters
Names of the courses vary, for example:
- Social Practice – Counselling
- Gestalt Psychotherapy
- Family Therapy
- Psychosynthesis - Counselling
- Health Science – Psychotherapy
- Applied Social Science – Counselling
Theory courses can be a first step in working towards training as a counsellor. Psychology courses are not recognised by NZAC as they are theory based. You may wish to look at the New Psychological Society if you have these Qualifications.