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If you are called to serve others through healing hearts, minds and relationships, Laidlaw College’s School of Social Practice offers a uniquely integrated approach to counselling and relational studies.

Our three-year Bachelor of Counselling (BCouns) degree prepares you to become a registered counsellor with either the NZ Association of Counsellors or the NZ Christian Counsellors Association. With Christian thought and practice integrated throughout, and with a uniquely immersive mix of classroom, practicum, group and mentored learning, the BCouns is for those who want to build a career in counselling, or those who want to develop lifelong skills for working with people.

Our one-year Diploma in Relational Studies (DipRS)* offers a flexible pathway into the Bachelor’s degree, or as a standalone qualification equips you for a variety of work with people, including pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, family, relationships and parenting coaching, and a wide variety of people-oriented careers.

*subject to NZQA approval.